Nwetwe Pan

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The Nwetwe Pan is a large salt pan within the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. The Nwetwe is one of three large pans within the Makgadikgadi, the other two being Nxai Pan and Sua Pan.[1] In the present day Nwetwe Pan is a seasonal lake with filling occurring in the rainy season. Nwetwe was first described to the European world by David Livingstone, pursuant to his explorations in this region.[2] Significant archaeological recoveries have occurred within the Nwetwe Pan, including stone age tools from people who lived in this area, in an earlier time of prehistory when a large year around lake occupied the Nwetwe Pan area within the Makgadikgadi.[3]

See also[edit]


  • David Livingstone (1868) Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, Harper Publishers.
  • Bryan Robert Davies and Keith F. Walker (1986) The Ecology of River Systems, Published by Springer, 733 pages, ISBN 90-6193-540-7, ISBN 978-90-6193-540-7.
  • C.Michael Hogan (2008) Makgadikgadi, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham [1]

Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ B.R. Davies, 1986
  2. ^ D. Livingstone, 1868
  3. ^ C.M.Hogan, 2008

Coordinates: 20°39′S 25°13′E / 20.65°S 25.22°E / -20.65; 25.22