THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

The Makgadikgadi  | Botswana

Nestled in the middle of the Kalahari – the largest continuous stretch of sand in the world, the Makgadikgadi Pans at first glance seems featureless.

 

However, exploring the Makgadikgadi from above opens-up a world of inconceivable size and sheer emptiness; an austere and ancient splendor that boggles the senses.

 

This a place that seems to exist more of sky than earth, unbroken white plains give way to immense swathes of water during the rainy season.

 

Vast herds of zebra and wildebeest kick up plumes of dust as they wander the sun-scorched pans, animal tracks meander in zen patterns across the baked earth, flamingos wade the saline waters of Sowa Pan in their thousands.

Botswana has a unique Genius loci, a Spirit of Place replicated nowhere else on earth. Existing in what seems to be timeless isolation, this jostling ecosystem dances to ancient rhythms in a ceaseless, eternal cycle of life.

It swells and subsides; sometimes subtly and sometimes dramatically as the never-ending struggle for life ensues.

 

This constantly changing living tapestry, ensures that no one moment is ever the same, that each and every time we explore these lands of water and dust there is something new and beautiful to be discovered.