Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

#3 of 10 in Nature in Botswana
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Island
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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  • Fantastic place in the true sense of the world. Serene and peaceful and a great escape from the real world. It is hard to explain how a group of rocks and Baobabs surrounded by nothing can be so...  more »
  • Kubu Island is absolutely worth a stop if you're at all interested in nature (particularly weird rocky outcrops with huge baobabs, there's even an archaeological site tucked away here). We planned...  more »

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