Our first stop on our trip was to the Botswana Salt Pans near Nata.
Incredible expanse of salt marshlands which used to be flooded like the Okavango way back when.
We had a great time birding here and getting a first taste of 4×4’ing.
Elephants roam and cross highways here in Botswana. For reals!
Nata Lodge reception and the cool thatching of the name on the roof. Love the creativity of this continent.
Mini migration of wildebeest
The sound this bird makes when it flies and makes it displays gives it the name. So cool how nature works!
This has to be one of my favourite birds of the trip – such a beautiful bird.
Here’s the view from ground level
Love the insects here
Yet another life
Such a massive pan that we couldn’t see the other side. So many flamingo!
A moment in time
Another lifer – the cape teal. Gorgeous little duck.
December 2016 – Nata Salt Pans, Botswana
1 male ostrich with 2 females chasing insects
Salt Pans shrubbery
This baobab was so big we could only fit the base of the trunk of it in the photo!
Purple cluster-leaf is the thing here in Nata
Planet Baobab had incredible baobab trees and a lovely refreshing pool!