Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

#3 of 10 in Nature in Botswana
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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  • Decided to make Kubu a stay over point on the way to the north, we thought we would be the only people, only to find a few more had the same idea...bummer. In any case at least scenery was great, the ...  more »
  • Kubu Island is blessed with phenomenal natural beauty, endless skies and a precious sense of isolation which is unique and food for the soul. Possibly the best jogging spot on the planet. The camping ...  more »
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