Nxai Pan itself is an extensive grass plain, part of the old lake bed, which is more generously covered with acacia trees. In the south of Nxai Pan, Baines’ Baobabs comprise a clump of large baobab trees, rendered immortal in 1862 by painter Thomas Baines, a member of Livingstone’s expedition.
Nxai Pans camping grounds, of which there are two with ablution facilities; one in the south of the edge of the plain, less than 2 km from the entrance gate, and the other in the north, 8 km from the gate within a Mopane woodland.
There are no facilities at Nxai Pan’s campsites, and you’ll need a 4×4 to get here.
Situated in Northern Botswana, this 2590 square kilometer reserve is mainly forest and savanna woodland and large areas of open grassland. There are two Pans – Nxai ( a fossil lake bed about 15 km wide and covered with short grass), and Kgama-Kgama Pan. Located close by is the 2,578 square kilometer Nxai Pan National Park.