Nature & parks in Botswana

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Nature & Parks in Botswana

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  • cpl1775
    Herndon, VA346 contributions
    What a treasure the Okavango is! Serenely beautiful and peaceful, and truly something to protect and enjoy. Lots of animals and birds to see, gorgeous landscapes, and unforgettable experiences. Protect it!
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Rodney O
    Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
    A good place to spend quality time away from town, i recommend to family and friends, the roads are not as good though
    Written June 9, 2021
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  • Tom R
    Jerusalem, Israel8 contributions
    They do great rehabilitating injured animals. Some are long term residence, like Badgy the playful honey badger. This is probably the only place in the world you can play and pet one of these usually ferocious hunters.
    Written December 8, 2019
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  • Jurgen B
    Brussels, Belgium2,628 contributions
    We saw lots of animals. For ex. we have never seen so many nile monitors. And even very close. We had a 2W drive car and that was sometimes tricky though (it had rained a few days)
    Written November 22, 2020
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  • Michael R
    New Braunfels, TX11 contributions
    This game reserve is worth the visit - you can see both land animals such as elephants and antelope as well as water animals such as crocs and hippos.
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • Michael R
    New Braunfels, TX11 contributions
    What a fun experience to take a boat safari through the delta. Definitely recommend the opportunity as you will experience more wild life than you can imagine...
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • Rory_Bru
    Durban, South Africa4 contributions
    We travelled up to Khutse in June 2019 from Durban and stayed at Molose for 3 nights, and then at Mahurushele for 2 nights. The park itself was just as we’d hoped – Adventurous and Wild!

    You need to take everything with you – which includes enough water and supplies, as well as petrol/ diesel, and other necessities like wood/charcoal etc (You might not see another person/ car for a few days – at one stage we went 3 days without seeing another vehicle!). At the campsites there is just a long drop and no running water, with a bucket shower if you take your own water.

    We weren’t experienced 4X4’ers and took an Isuzu 4X2 which still dealt decently with the sandy roads. We did get stuck once and needed to dig ourselves out which took about an hour – lucky we took a shovel! Most of the roads were fine for a 4X2, with a few sandy patches which were a bit dicey but which we managed to get through.
    I’d definitely recommend taking a shovel and closed walking shoes with you in the car, in case you either need to dig yourselves out, or need to walk if your car breaks down etc. However it was encouraging to see that the parks officials did track visitors when they were expected to leave the park and will come find people if they haven’t left on the date they’re supposed to.

    In terms of the animals we unfortunately didn’t see as many as expected. The pump at the Molose watering hole had been broken by elephants about a month before we visited. We still did see tons of elephants and springbok (21 springbok each day for 3 days to be exact – which clearly meant there weren’t many predators around). The only predators we saw were bat-eared foxed and a rogue African Wild cat near our campsite. The best camp for animals appeared to have been Khutse Pan where there was lots of open veldt and an open waterhole (this is close to the park fence but appeared to be the best place to stay in terms of looking for animals).

    Overall, even though we were disappointed with not seeing many animals, it was an amazing experience!
    Written March 27, 2020
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  • susan m
    Middelburg, South Africa53 contributions
    We visited this play with our two girls who are 8 and 3.
    A place not to miss when visiting Gaborone.
    They enjoyed so much and we had to literally drag them out.
    Friendly staff who would go through the slides with the babies.
    We would definitely go back and also happily recommend to families with kids.
    Written July 14, 2019
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  • Tony X
    2 contributions
    The people at the gate wanted P100, unofficially ! so I didnt go in ! ! How much are they managing to rip off from tourists ? The gate-keepers have found a gold-mine.
    Written August 19, 2019
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  • BonoloMM
    9 contributions
    Mogonye Gorge Excursion was a wonderful experience for me even as a local. We were there for work as a big group and had a tourist guide who was so polite and easy to work with, informative also patient. I recommend the place to anyone who'd like to go as it is very clean and well kept, I look forward to camping there in the winter time.
    Written October 4, 2019
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  • Dave D
    28 contributions
    We found it difficult to get any information about this place in advance, but it worth persevering. There are several different aspects to the park. There is a boardwalk footpath that takes you along by the river. It has benches and picnic spots. This may not be accessible if there are dangerous animals around; there is a guard who keeps an eye out for them and warns you not to go any further. Another part is the cultural village. This consists of homesteads of four different tribes. We were lucky in that we joined a small group who had booked a tour in advance. this meant that the park had arranged for tribes people to come and demonstrate traditional skills. The guides were very informative. There was also a display of traditional singing and dancing. There is also an exhibition hall and theatre, but we did not go to these. We walked to the park from Kasane, it was doable but quite hot and long.
    Written September 21, 2016
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  • Wilna B
    4 contributions
    As we have been in Gaborone we are trying something else all the time. We have not yet done the safari as we will be doing that in a weeks time. We had a late lunch while viewing the river and surrounds. Good service, good food and very interesting people. Will definitely be back for the cruise.
    Written June 12, 2022
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  • monicasteinolson
    Frankfurt (Oder), Germany5 contributions
    ISAAC is a remarkable guide. He knows the animals and the stars. incredible evening. We had stayed in Le Too le Tau and safaried out to the salt pan. Incredible evening of food, music, and stars.
    Written September 20, 2021
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  • Maria N
    Australia20 contributions
    We had special moments every day Lions, Cheetahs, Elephant, herds of wildebeest & antelope, 100's of birds, giraffe, & best of all Painted Wolves (Wild Dogs !!!)
    Written June 10, 2022
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  • CraigWilson444
    Madisonville, LA7 contributions
    After multiple safari, this is where we saw out first African Wild Dogs!!!!! Wildlife was challenging to spot at times given the season, but encounters were up close and personal.
    Written June 9, 2022
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