Part of the great Makgadikgadi complex, Nxai Pan National Park covers an area of 2578 sq km and comprises several larger pans – Nxai Pans, Kgama – Kgama Pan, and kudiakan Pan, which were once ancient salt lakes. These larger pans are non-grazed and are scattered with islands of acacia trees, and smaller pans that fill with water during the rainy seasons – thus providing rich resources for wildlife.
Wildlife viewing is seasoned and dependent on it and when the rains come and when animals migrate. There are several artificial watering points. If the rains have been good, December to April is the best time to visit on species to be sighted are zebra, wildebeest, springbok, impala, gemsbok, hartebeest, giraffe, lion cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, bat-eared fox and sometimes elephant and buffalo. In the south of the part are the famous Baines Baobabs.