Quad bike across African plainsMakgadikgadi salt pan

Botswana is so well known for the Okavango Delta that its other astonishing landscapes are often overlooked. See another side of the country on a trip to the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pan. Start your expedition in ultra luxury at Jack’s Camp, then don your desert boots, swing onto the seat of a quad bike and zoom off towards Kubu Island, 120 kilometres away.

Discover a unique landscape of dry granite rock, visit the end of the Great Rift Valley, a 120-metre escarpment formed by parting tectonic plates, and find semi-precious stones hiding among water-worn pebbles at the extinct mouth of the Zambezi River. At night you’ll sleep under a star-studded sky but that’s not to say you’ll bid opulence goodbye. A roaming drinks cabinet comes with you too, and meals are served atop damask table linen with bone-handled silver and fancy glassware.

This private five-night quad biking expedition across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans starts from US$6895.

The Luxury Safari Company

This tour is best undertaken in the dry season, from 15 May to 30 September.

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