Getting There – Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Most visitors on safari will enter Botswana through either Maun Airport (MUB) or Kasane Airport (BBK).

Makgadikgadi Pans NP is located 162km/100mi east of Maun. The park can be reached on a self-drive safari, an organized mobile safari, or a fly-in safari.

The easiest way to get to the park is to fly by chartered plane to the airstrip at one of the lodges on the western boundary of the park. All lodges are quite far from the actual pans, but there are some campsites for mobile safaris closer to the pans.

It is also possible to fly into Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Zimbabwe and begin the journey from there. The distance from Victoria Falls is 550km/340mi.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner or, for multiple destination flights, check Expedia to see which airlines can take you to Botswana, and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights between parks, and from Maun or Kasana, are normally booked for you by the tour operator, as part of the safari package you have organized. There are no scheduled flights to Makgadikgadi Pans.

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Botswana – Getting There page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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