Mokolodi Nature Reserve

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Wilna B
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Mokolodi is a peaceful place to spend hours in nature. The restaurant is amazing and you can just sit and watch the animals or even an amazing sunset. So many things to do. The snake park and animal sanctuary is also a very impressive visit. Definitely the place to go to recharge your batteries and appreciate nature.
Written June 12, 2022
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kalyan110770
Gaborone, Botswana21 contributions
Family
As we entered we saw a huge Giraffe then plenty of Imphala's some Zebras, wild beast,water hog Kudus some birds and some Hen like variety.The Lady Guide explained each and everything patiently.Hats off to her.
4x4 organised by The Nature Reserve can accommodate 15 Adults.Some of them had come from South Africa and some from Europe they all also enjoyed as it is such a lovely place very near from the Capital at a very very low cost.
There are different activities like Cheetah Visit,Rhino tracking which are really Great and Bush Braai which is Game drive in the dark then Dinner like organised by The Nature Reserve.
Each of them have their respective rates but they are very economical and I am sure you will feel Great as they give more than enough for the money they take from you.To sum up Mokolodi Nature Reserve a must visit spot.
Written March 15, 2020
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DrDianeLynn
Philadelphia, PA133 contributions
My colleagues who have been to Botswana for work told me I must go there afterwork one day. It was okay but just okay. The only animals we saw were giraffes. I was told there was a watering hole near the restaurant and the animals came to it at sunset. This is NOT true. The guide (Pinot) seemed fairly knowledgeable but there was just nothing to see. which for all the animals that Pinot said that they had on property seems VERY unusual
Written February 23, 2020
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,634 contributions
Exactly one year after the first time, we came here again since our year pass was coming to an end. This time we saw literally not one single mamal in the whole park! And again we couldn't believe that they mark SOME roads as 4x4 only. We drive a brand new Landrover and I can assure you you need a 4x4 for every single road in the park. And moreover they are so badly kept that you get scratches all over your car from branches and risk punctures at all the stony roads. And for what doing the trouble: there is nothing to see. We did hear the restaurant isn't bad but it was closed so we could not try that. But the "park" itself is rubish. Utterly rubish. Please note that I have written 2700 reviews here and there aren't many with a 1 dot note.....
Written April 11, 2022
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,634 contributions
We spent a full day driving all of the roads, seeing very few animals (yes, including birds) but what bothered us the most was that the roads were so terrible that even in our Landrover it was bad. Even roads not indicated as 4x4 roads exclusively were effectively only good for 4x4, and it was a nice dry day. So bushy you cannot see an impala if it's 3 meters far... And we have driven all over Botswana so we can compare! We only saw 7 species of mammals and to drive yourself you need to buy a year permit of 700 pula. Seeing the cheetahs and reptiles costs extra.
Written April 12, 2021
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Vic R
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I have spent New Years Eve at Mokolodi a few time now, love the peace and quiet and watching the sunset over the waterhole that the chalets overlook. There is plenty of animals to see. Its only a short drive to the restaurant if you don't fancy catering for your self. My family were out from the UK so we spent two very enjoyable nights there.
Written January 7, 2020
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Philippad
cape town187 contributions
We camped here on our final night in Botswana. We didn't do any game drives as such as needed to set up our camp, but we did see quite a few animals just going to the camp site area!
The staff at reception were just so so friendly and helpful. we had to have our covid tests printed and they sorted for us, and also had a connection at the labs, as one of our tests hadn't come through, and they called them, after hours to assist us. They really went out of the way to help us.

The campsite was clean and rustic. lovely stopover if you need to stay in Gaborone.
Written June 29, 2021
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18mikeandkate
Windsor, UK5 contributions
We had a lovely visit (with a vehicle to ourselves) accompanied by our lady game ranger. We didn't see as much as we had hoped but not for want of trying. Plenty of muti-varieties of deer, wart hogs, baboons, vultures, etc. It was lovely to get out in the African bush again, to hear the sounds - you are never sure what's around the next corner! Thank you for a great visit.
Very good value too. Your hotel will order a car for you and the driver will either wait or come back to collect you.
Written November 13, 2020
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Helena_JM
Tartu, Estonia24 contributions
Couples
The purpose of our visit was to do the rhino tracking adventure. And adventure it was! We were taken care of by tracker Janet and guide Moushiba who were awesome for their patience. We happened to go there after it had rained and initially we were told that it would be very difficult to track the rhinos: they move more and longer distances when it's not so hot.

So we drove around for quite a while but then we found some tracks and went to the bush on foot. We ended up going around the bush for almost three hours (wiggling through thorny bushes, going through the dry river bed) and where about to head back to the car when our guide spotted a pale rhino butt in the bush. And indeed, there were two rhinos - mother and daughter. We got to go as close as 10-15 m or so and take plenty of pictures. Moushiba was also good at handling a DSLR camera, so we got decent pictures of both of us.

Both Moushiba and Janet told us about the animals and answered our other questions.

When driving around the reserve, they also pointed out other animals and stopped so we could take pictures (we also so giraffes! and a turtle, kudus, antelopes, etc). In the end we were all a bit exhausted but we were very thankful for their efforts and definitely recommend it. Don't forget your sunscreen (I had it but didn't know we were gonna be gone in the bush for so long, so I got a sunburn even though it was cloudy) and water bottle.

Afterwards we drove to the picnic site next to the lake and there were cold drinks, small club sandwiches, samosas, some fried chicken, fruit, tea, and coffee. We got to sit down and talk to the guide and the tracker which was interesting.

So if you don't mind getting up early and walking around the bush, then go for rhino tracking! We even wouldn't have minded if we didn't see the rhinos as the bush experience and tracking itself were so interesting (because the nature is so different).
Written December 29, 2013
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LondonScot_10
Franschhoek, South Africa49 contributions
Family
We enjoyed our stay here. We were lucky to have the chalet nearest to the watering hole and spent all day watching all sorts of animals coming by. Fantastic. It was very peaceful. The chalet was basic and clean. Lots of outside space. Great for kids.
Our game ride was enjoyable though the guide was a little charmless. Generally all of the staff we came across were charmless and brusque. Except for the restaurant. Food was average.
You really need a big car for this place as the roads are very rough. We didn't want to use our car to go up and down to the reception and they charge for a pick up which is not so good.
Worth a stay if with a group of friends or families as the chalet setting is great. Suggest you self cater.
The downside of this place is the lack of information about the animals or what they are trying to achieve here, so not very educational. Also the staff are surly and seem unhappy. There was no sense of a team working with any pride or passion about what they do. They go through the motions.
Make sure you book a chalet overlooking the watering hole. Some don't and you will be disappointed.
Written July 15, 2013
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