The vast, untouched beauty of the Makgadikgadi Salt Plains is unparalleled. The endless white crust is lined with the blue of an outstretched dome of sky, and the scenery is punctuated only by the odd island of baobab trees. Travellers by 4WD quad bikes are surrounded by 360 degrees of vast beauty. Wildlife viewing from 4WD quad bikes is your portal to this other-worldly landscape. In the last 5 000 years, the Makgadikgadi Salt Plains have been blissfully secluded from human habitation and contact, making this place one of vast, empty dreams, paradoxically filled with beauty and grandeur. Wildlife viewing from 4WD quad bikes can be arranged through local operators – guides take you zooming through unique landscapes while stopping momentarily for picnic lunches and cocktails.
Wildlife viewing from 4WD quad bikes in the Makgadikgadi plains is one way to explore Botswana. Other 4WD quad-biking excursions include riding along riverbanks in Botswana in search of game such as lion, leopard, zebra, hippo, elephant, buffalo, rhino and a range of antelope. Tearing across salt plains at blistering speeds, stopping to enjoy picnic lunches or cocktails as the sun sets on a superb day, makes Botswana one of Africa's premier getaway secrets. While rearing through the salt pans, stop in certain areas to poke through the crust and discover iron-age cooking utensils and explore a portal to an ancient world long-since deserted. The Makgadikgadi Salt Plains, located in Northern Botswana, also plays home to one of Africa's largest Zebra populations.