Nata, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Accommodation Type

Safari lodge

Accommodation Level


Price Guide


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Nata Lodge Highlights

  • Birdwatching from the pool deck
  • Game drives to the salt pans
  • Visit the Nata bird sanctuary
  • Air conditioned wooden chalets
  • Refreshing swimming pool
  • Alfresco dining

Nata Lodge overview

Nata Lodge is an oasis set amongst swaying palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. It’s the perfect stop off point for those enroute to the Okavango Delta, Chobe or Francistown. There’s always a fun vibe at Nata Lodge punctuated by the happy staff who are eager to help.

During your stay you can enjoy a spot of birding in the tree canopy that surrounds the lodge, it’s a hive of activity. There’s a bird feeder that presents the opportunity for guests to do a spot of bird watching from the pool deck, or with a cold drink in hand at the bar after a hard day of travelling. Nata Lodge also offers 4x4 game drives out onto the pans. The landscape is unique landscape, quite unlike anywhere else in Botswana. The heat reflects off the pans with a shimmering haze, in places it’s quite lunar-like. From Nata Lodge it’s possible to visit Nata Sanctuary (depending on the rains and water levels) – this is a must for bird and nature lovers. In winter this is a ripe breeding ground for lesser and greater flamingos, one of the best in the world. It’s home to over 150 other bird species too.

Accommodation is in 22 air-conditioned chalets and 10 luxury safari tents. The chalets are built on stilts and have a log cabin feel to them. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath tub and outdoor shower. The beds take up a central position with mozzie nets. Décor is simple and comfortable with a rustic African style throughout. The safari tents are nestled under the Marula trees which provide shade. The tents are comfortable with mozzie nets over the beds, all are en-suite with outdoor showers adding to that safari feel.

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is often a buffet affair and lunch and dinner are usually a la carte though in busy periods dinner could be a traditional African braai (barbeque). The bar overlooks the pool and offers ice-cold beverages and a variety of cocktails. On balmy evenings and sunny days you can enjoy your meals on the outdoor terrace overlooking the pool.

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  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Curio shop


  • Game drives to Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Bird watching in the grounds
  • Nata Village tour


Children of all ages are welcome. There is are two family chalets providing family accommodation.


Accommodation consists of wood and thatch chalets and safari tents, rustic in style, but homely.

  • 22 individual chalets
  • 10 safari tents
  • En-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers
  • Chalets have indoor bathtub and air-conditioning
  • Private veranda

We know and love Botswana, and would be delighted to
help you plan your perfect Botswana Safari holiday.
Call 01473 599083 to speak to a Botswana travel specialist today.