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Salt Pans Ultra Trail Marathon

September 28 - October 1
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Salt Pans Ultra – The Ultimate Trail Marathon in Botswana

The Salt Pans Ultra Trail Marathon is a three day Ultra Trail Run on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

The three days will cover approximately 100 km in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The race will go through some of the most amazing parts of the pans. Our base camp will be in Mosu, a village at the southern part of the Sua Pans.

The conditions on race day are anyone’s guess. Late rains may make the pan muddy and wet. Hot winds whip up sand and slow progress. Despite the harsh, desolate environment the pans are none the less striking in their beauty.

At night the stars reach down and caress the horizon. The Milky Way (Botswana’s equivalent of the Northern lights) is as clear to the naked eye here as anywhere else on Earth. Shooting stars are bright and sudden. The sunsets and sunrises amaze and the complete solitude forces introspection.



September 28
October 1
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Mosu Village Makgakgadi Salt Pans
Mosu Village, Botswana + Google Map