Your next adventure: sensational salt flats

Your next adventure: FEMAIL reveals the best places to visit for sensational salt flats

  • Jenny Coad advises visiting Onkoshi Lodge during rainy season to see flamingos
  • She suggests sandboarding on the Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley
  • She says meerkats can be spotted at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Salt flats have an irresistible drama. Here are three of the most spectacular . . .


Onkoshi Lodge is filled with flamingos during rainy season and offers beautiful sunrise views

Onkoshi Lodge overlooks Namibia’s Etosha (Great White Place) salt pans. Marvel at the magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

INSIDER TIP: Go in the rainy season (November-April) to see flamingos.

DETAILS: Eight-day/five-night itinerary from £2,995 pp, valid until June 30, 2018. Price includes flights, one night in Windhoek B&B, two nights’ camping in Etosha and two nights at Onkoshi Lodge B&B,


Badwater Basin is a great location for trying sandboarding on flat dunes 

Death Valley offers sand dunes, wetlands, canyons, creeks, mountains and thrilling camping. Badwater Basin is a surreal salt flat covering nearly 200 sq miles. You can’t camp on the delicate salt itself but there are sites nearby.

INSIDER TIP: Try sandboarding on the Mesquite Flat Dunes.

DETAILS: Flights to Las Vegas (about a 2-hour drive from Death Valley) from £416 return, virgin Visit


Meerkats can be spotted whilst exploring Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Camp overlooking Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and explore on a quad bike. Go bird-watching, on game drives and walk with bushmen.

INSIDER TIP: Look out for meerkats (and bring a torch).

DETAILS: Three-night Kalahari Suricate Safari from £2,550 pp based on two sharing, including internal flights to Maun, accommodation, all meals and drinks and activities, Return flights to Maun from £969, 

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