About 70km south of the Chobe River lies a large complex of clay pans surrounded by grassland plains, mopane woodlands and combretum thickets. There are well over a dozen individual pans: Noghatsau, Gxlaigxlarara, Tutlha, Tambiko, Kabunga, Cwikamba and Poha
, to name but a few, and all hold water after the rains. This makes them a natural focus during the first few months of the year, when the animals tend to stay away from the permanent waters of the Linyanti and Chobe rivers.
If any of the water pumps here are working consistently then it also ensures that they are excellent during the dry season too. However, if visiting in the heart of the dry season then check with the scouts at Savuti or Nantanga; ask if the pumps are working before you head this way.