Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pan: where rock, salt and baobabs meet

In the 16 000 sq km of  Makgadikgadi Pan (Botswana) lies an isolated dry granite rock island 10 metres high, forming a roughly 1km long crescent shape called Kubu Island. The entire island is a national monument, and is considered a sacred site by the indigenous people of the area.  The almost white rocks (covered in fossilised guano) share space with gigantic fantastically shaped baobabs as well as ancient ruins, Here, a lone baobab emerges from rocks and stones like a sentinel looking over the expanse of the dry saltpan .  

 

 

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