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Nxai Pan National Park


Nxai Pan National Park, well known for its huge springbok population, covers over 810-square-miles (2,100-km2) and is located north of the Maun-Nata road in Northern Botswana. The Nxai Pan is a fossil lake bed about 15-square-miles (40-km2) in size; it is covered with grass during the rains. The landscape is dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Kgama-Kgama Pan is second to Nxai Pan in size. In addition to southern giraffe, wildlife includes gemsbok, eland, greater kudu, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, springbok, steenbok, brown and spotted hyena, cheetah and other predators. During the rains, elephant and buffalo may also be seen.


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