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“Wonderful sanctuary” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Serowe, Botswana
267 463 0713
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful sanctuary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The sanctuary has been able to breed many magnificent rhinos and is a real testament to persistence and anti-poaching.
The accommodation is nothing to sing about. Really basic, grotty and bug ridden.
Take your bug spray and spray your room while you're out viewing animals, when you get back, hopefully nothing will jump on you.

Visited October 2011
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Gaborone, Botswana
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“Khama Rhino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Khama Rhino is after the village of Serowe, this is a sancutuary for white rhinos, this park has played an important role in the reintroduction of extinct white rhinos into the wild, but there are other animals, there is a lodge, camping facilities inside so its good

Visited August 2012
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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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“A night or two to remember forever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed in one of their superb chalets, with two bedrooms and a bathroom, in plenty of comfort. Everything was well maintained and with the solar heating, the hot water was plentiful. Outdoor there was a braai waiting, and all in all, a wonderful place to stay for an unforgettable visit to see Rhino (black and white) at close quarters. Zebra, Wilderbeest and antelope were also in abundance, as well as the so-called 'Go-Away' birds, as well as a wonderful experience of driving yourself around the sanctuary.

Visited September 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Good experience, basic huts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Good experience, very basic huts. Wished we had a 4WD though and we were too late for the night drive.

Park fees - Fees for vehicle, persons and bed levy per day/per night. Tourist was P52 p/p each plus 2WD or 4 WD fee per day and bed levy P2 p/bed p/night.

Accommodation - Basic hut (they call them chalets) with double bed, clean, blankets, indoor bathroom, fridge, coffee/tea facilities, plastic outdoor chairs, braai facilities. No heating/cooling, dim lights. Camp sites looked ok, basic set up.

Facilities - at the entrance is reception and shop (sold basics and liquor), firewood and you book any activities here. The restaurant was basic, with a decent stock of alcohol (we purchased takeaways) TV screen, tables and chairs. Staff were abit sleepy.

Activities offered - depends on citizenship/resident (local vs tourist), game drives P462 for up to 4 pax, night drives (4pm) P634 for up to 4 pax, guided drives, nature walks and rhino tracking. We did the morning game drive around 6pm (2 hrs) it was really cold (late May) but we viewed a lot of game and 2 rhinos.

Food - restaurant is ok, but we self-catered (Rolls, cold meat, cheese and 2 minute noodles)

Advice - May was freezing in the morning and night, come prepared for layering up. Days were pleasant.

Hint - the sanctuary is great for self-drive 4WD, you can drive through sanctuary on your own, at your own leisure (sunrise/sunset). You can only (just) get to your 'chalet' in a 2WD. You have to drive to the restaurant / pool / reception (cannot walk).

Verdict - The sanctuary does a great job in protecting the rhino. We only viewed Rhinos from a great distance during our visit (it was cold). Our guide was good, funny and cheeky!

Comments - the campsites were a bit noisy nearby, chopping wood at 5.00am and campers driving back from restaurant very merry and getting stuck in the sand and lost (kinda funy)!!

Visited May 2012
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“Up Close!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

With the current threat to all rhino, this was an interesting find. You are able to drive around on your own and there are many rhino to be seen. It was heart-warming to see them so comfortable with vehicles around and that they are obviously not nervous. What a wonderful initiative to have the Botswana Army responsible for the rhino's safety. Can't think of a better use for an Army!! The chalets are 'rustic' but comfortable and the food was adequate. Sitting in the dining area or having a drink at the bar and watching the elephant and other wildlife at the waterhole was a treat. After all ..... we were there to see the animals and not for fine dining or five star accommodation.

Visited June 2012
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