Nxai Pan National Park lies just north of the Maun-Nata main road and adjoins the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park on its northern border. The pan itself is another fossil lakebed about 15 sq. miles (40sq. km) in size. The landscape is dotted with clusters of umbrella acacia trees and mopane woodland in the north. During the rains from November to April, the pans become covered in grass - a landscape typical of the Kalahari.
Mkhaya Private Game Reserve is a model of sustainable land use with a unique conservation model. It is Swaziland's refuge for endangered species which includes pure bred indigenous Nguni cattle - which were close to extinction. The successful breeding of this rare bovine is mirrored in the other endangered species here including black and white rhino.