Situated on the edge of Botswana's Makgadikgadi Pans – the largest salt pans in the world covering an incredible 37,000 square kilometres – is Nata Lodge.
Within close proximity of the wildlife-rich Nata Sanctuary, accommodation at Nata Lodge comprises of chalets overlooking the Didibkawe river bed and meru-style custom-built tents pitched under marula trees.
The lodge has a 50-seat indoor restaurant with open air patio, where both continental and English breakfasts are served. Other facilities at the lodge include a swimming pool, a curio shop which sells African crafts, reading material, maps and clothing, as well as a bar area.
Activities available at the lodge include quad biking, visiting the Nata bird sanctuary, where there are 165 different species to see, or exploring the sanctuary in four-wheel drive vehicles. The tree canopy surrounding the lodge is active with birdlife, and a variety of species can be observed, including helmeted guineafowl, yellow hornbill, crested francolin, pied and arrow-marked babbler, glossy starling, Meyer’s parrot and paradise whydah among others. The Nata River Sanctuary is also a fantastic place for observing birdlife as it is the breeding ground for thousands of pelicans and flamingos.
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