Kalahari Desert, Makgadikgadi is technically not a single pan but many pans with sandy desert in between, the largest being Sua (Sowa), Nwetwe and Nxai Pans. The largest individual pan is about 1,900 sq mi (4,921.0 km2). Incomparison, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is a single salt flat of 4,100 sq mi (10,619.0 km2), rarely has
much water, and is generally claimed to be the world's largest salt pan. A dry
salty clay crust most of the year, the pans are seasonally covered with water
and grass, and are then a refuge for birds and animals in this very arid part
of the world. The climate is hot and dry but with regular annual rains.
Kalahari expert Mike Main explores the area with overland
explorer, Andrew St Pierre White. This film was made in 2006.