I received a comment on our blog from a gentleman, who was part of the group of 3 Landys and a Toyota that got stuck for 5 days on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans last year. This should be read by all that are planning to venture out onto the pans during the rainy season.
“Just to let you know, we survived! Struggled for 5 days making our way from kubu to zoroga village. It was one of the toughest most demanding trips of our lives.
New appreciation for mud, showers, shovels, and the botswana police (who flew in on a spectacular helicopter). Just one of those things I guess. Kubu was dry when we arrived and water logged when we woke up the following morning.
One bit of advice, no matter how well equipped you are, what’s required most is determination to get out. Don’t rely on anyone to assist, as it’s likely they will get stuck too”.