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Mokolodi Nature Reserve

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The Mokolodi Nature Reserve 12 Km south of Gaborone covers 3000 hectares and aim to promote wildlife and conservation education and to establish newreserves in south-eastern Botswana. It also operates as a research facility a breeding centre for rare and endangered species and a sanctuary for orphaned, injured or confiscated birds and animals.


Best time to visit

May to October wich is the dry season the landscape becomes scored and devoid of vegetation but, like everywhere else, this is the time when animals congregate around the permanent water sources and the chance of seeing game is good.

Wildlife

Reedbuck and white rhino have been reintroduced from South Africa . You will also see Zebra, baboons, warthongs and hippo as well as more retiring leopard, honey badger, jackal, hyena, genet and livet and a range of antelope species including gemsbok, kudu, impala, waterbuck, duiker and red hartebeest.

Game Drive

Take a 2-hour drive in an open Safari vehicle through Mokolodi's bush. An experienced guide will take you to those parts of the park where wildlife is most likely to be seen and answer all your questions.

Night Drives

Mokolodi at night is a magical world. Far away from domestic and industrial light pollution, the night sky can be seen in all its glory. Your professional guide will make frequent stops allowing you to see the nocturnal wildlife by spotlight. (Even in winter only a jumper will be needed.)

Rhino Tracking

An unforgettable adventure for 2-6 adults.

Set off on foot through the bush with an experienced ranger and see how close you can get to these incredible creatures. After a 3-hour expedition you are treated to a splendid picnic with panoramic views.

Spend some time with Mokolodi's two cheetahs. Stroke them, hear them purring, let them lick you. This could be the highlight of your visit to Mokolodi. For ages 16 and above only.

Cheetah Experience

Spend some time with Mokolodi's two cheetahs. Stroke them, hear them purring, let them lick you. This could be the highlight of your visit to Mokolodi. For ages 16 and above only.

Accommodation

Visitors can stay at Mokolodi at any time of year. Sensibly-priced accommodation is provided at the self-catering chalets and the recently-opened camping facility. Guests are welcome to stay for a single night or for longer periods.
Five secluded chalets nestle on a kopjie (rocky outcrop) overlooking the main waterhole in the heart of the Reserve. They are well spaced out to ensure privacy and, as the road to the chalets is not open to other visitors, you can be assured of perfect peace and quiet.

Each chalet is constructed in traditional style, the thatched roof providing warmth in winter and a cool retreat in the summer. Sitting outside at any time of day and watching rhinos, ostriches, kudus and other creatures coming down to drink is an unforgettable experience.
Opened in 1999 is a facility which sets new standards in camping. Each of the eight sites is so secluded that you would think you had the place to yourself. You can bring your own equipment or stay at one of the fully-equipped sites. Where else could you expect to find your own flushing toilet, a hot shower, and even a kitchen sink.

Last Updated on Wednesday 25th November 2009