In the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana is Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The National Park is home to the Makgadikgadi Pan – one of the largest salt flats in the world. Makgadikgadi is made up of a series of pans with the two largest being Sowa and Ntwetwe.
Salt flats or salt pans are large areas of flat ground covered in a layer of salt and other minerals. Makgadikgadi Pans is believed to be the remains of the ancient great lake Makgadikgadi.