Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

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A surreal landscape awaits at Kubu Island, a dry granite rock outcrop located in the largest salt pan complex in the world. Up to 1.25 m (4 ft) high, the dry stone wall with 24 loopholes related to the great Zimbabwe ruins. Look for hundreds of circular ritual stone cairns. This area is also an important prehistoric excavation spot for ancient pottery sheds and ostrich eggshell beads. Drive through and see endemic baobab trees. It is considered a sacred site, so ancient taboos on hunting and rock collecting are prohibited. Use our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip site to add Kubu Island and other attractions to your Makgadikgadi Pans National Park vacation plans.
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  • After a few hours drive we probably arrive at the most remote point in Botswana. Kubu island is a mystical and exciting at the same time. Bizarre Baobab trees, rock formations and nothing else drum around. We spent two nights and enjoyed them extensively and explored. There are only campsites and self catering!
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  • Stayed at the campsite for one night. It's a bit rough camping, but the location is awesome with great photo opportunities. Would like to return and explore more  more »
  • Huge campsites. There were only 2 other jeeps when we came here. Very special place to be and drive around. Just be carefull with the salt, don't leave the tracks. Easy to find with the free app maps....  more »
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  • dreamy landscape...
  • Nice camping. No water or showers. Pit-latrines are available but not maintained in a descent condition.
  • Lunar landscape of salt desert at dawn
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