Nata is 190 km from Francistown and 300 km from both Kasane and Maun. It is principally a cattle-farming area but you should allow several days to explore this fascinating area. The nearby Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community project and a must to visit - 165 bird species including flamingos and pelicans are common. Sowa Pan with its unique beauty and beaches of rolled quartz pebbles also offers good birding opportunities. Sowa Spit - Botswana's soda ash industry mines on part of the pan. Eastern Ntwetwe Pan with its fascinating landscapes and beautiful sunsets is also worth visiting.
Travel to the pans is by four-wheel drive vehicles only.