Mokolodi Nature Reserve is located in southern Botswana, approximately 12 kilometres from the capital city of Gaborone and covers about 3,700 hectares. Established in 1994, Mokolodi is a non-profit private reserve that provides a natural area for rare and endangered species. Additionally, the nature reserve’s key objectives are conservation and education. The reserve hosts disadvantaged children from across Botswana to educate and promote the protection of the country’s ecosystem.
Furthermore, Mokolodi Nature Reserve led the re-introduction of the White Rhino in the Okavango Delta through its successful relocation and national breeding programmes. In addition to these programmes, the reserve also protects a few retired predators and home to over 300 bird species.
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is about 23 kilometres from the entrance to the reserve. Transportation can be arranged through tour operators, or visitors can pick up their vehicles from the airport for a self-drive safari.
Generally during the school break between December and January.
Surprisingly, Mokolodi sits in a low-risk malaria zone. However, it is important to consult your doctor before travelling to Botswana.
Generally, no, as they are wild animals. However, Mokolodi provides cheetah-tracking tours during which you are allowed to stroke and pet the cheetah Letoatse with the help of your tour guide.
Mokolodi Game Reserve is home to a variety of African wildlife, including several rare and endangered species like the white rhino. The Reserve operates a breeding centre and relation programme, as well as a sanctuary for orphaned or injured wildlife and birdlife.
Visitors to the Nature Reserve can expect to see giraffes, elephants, rhinos, impalas, zebras, and baboons. Furthermore, the on-site reptile park contains the Mozambique spitting cobra, puff adder, and black mamba. For the avid birders, there is an aviary home to a rescued white-backed vulture and cape vulture.
Visitors can experience Mokolodi Game Reserve throughout the year as the weather is rarely extreme. The wet season is between October and April. However, the reserve is easy to navigate during any weather. The odd downpour proves challenging from time to time.
Mokolodi Game Reserve offers a powerhouse of recreation and fantastic programmes for visitors to join. Two-hour game drives are available daily and run by professional guides that offer incredible insight into the resident wildlife.
Those looking for a thrilling experience can book a night safari through the Reserve or join a rhino or giraffe-tracking activity. For a unique view of the Reserve, intrepid visitors can cycle their way across three bike routes and enjoy an exclusive view of the Reserve’s wildlife.
Visitors staying at Mokolodi Game Reserve can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African wildlife, up close and personal. There are numerous accommodation options available, ranging from chalets and campsites to self-catering huts. Modern amenities and facilities are available to ensure a comfortable stay in the wild.