Makgadikgadi Salt Pan BotswanaThe land of the Long Shadows
SLEEPING IN THE MAKGADIKGADI PAN
This must be one of the most unique places I have ever been. I was not prepared for the beauty of this desolate landscape and the feelings it would evoke. The sun setting reflected on the white salt moonscape. It was silent but for the crunch of salt underfoot as we followed our long shadows to the horizon where we would spend the night.
Less is More
The Makgadikgadi Pan is one of the largest salt flats in the world. It’s actually all that remains of the formerly enormous Lake Makgadikgadi, which once covered an area larger than Switzerland, but dried up several thousand years ago.
SALT PAN TEXTURES
THE SALT PAN EXPERIENCE
There were no landmarks, trees, or animals, just this infinite white-crusted surface.
Amazing to think that we were sleeping in a lake that existed thousands of years ago. Our beds were everything we needed for a chilly night under the stars.
“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.”