December to March
During rainy season the salt pans begin to become enriched with mineral rich grazing and wildlife move in their masses. It is at this time of year that you will witness the famous zebra migration on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. It is rainy season though, so guests will encounter rain showers.
April to July
As the rainy season ends, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans start to dry out and grazing becomes non-existant. The zebra then migrate to the Boteti River side of the Makgadikgadi National Park – so lodges such as Leroo La Tau and Meno A Kwena can offer a front row seat to a spectacular show. Meanwhile from about June the salt pans are dry enough for guests to enjoy a variety of dry season activities such as quad biking or sleeping out under the stars. Year round, guests have the opportunity to meet the semi-habituated meerkats.
August to November
As the dry season comes to an end the water levels get lower in the Boteti River and the zebra migration from the Makgadikgadi National Park side is at its most spectacular. The salt pans meanwhile are dry and arid, waiting for the precious first drops of rain which will restart the cycle as the zebra migrate back to the pans.