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“Great fin”

Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Gaborone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Gaborone, Botswana
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great fin”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Always fun to visit. Lots to see. Great experience to see wild animals so close to town. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Restaurant wonderful and children's play area.

Visited April 2014
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Bush Restuarant”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Excellent food, located in the bush just outside of Gaborone. BBQ's under the stars available and group evenings by the dam. Good wildlife and game drives are available or you can self drive. burd life excellent. camping facilities in thatched rondavels.

Visited May 2013
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“Rhino Tracking fantastic”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

An amazing experience-tracking 4 rhinos for 3 hours last Sunday. Mula was our tracker and he was fantastic, so knowledgeable & led us to the rhinos much quicker than anticipated. Definitely recommend the activity & Mula as well.

Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Mokolodi Nature Reserve if you have a morning or afternoon to spare while in Gaborone. I did a 90 minute late afternoon game drive, and did not see as much wildlife as I had anticipated, but enjoyed the drive never the less and was able to take some great photos of ostrich, kudu, hyena, zebras, hippos and warthogs. The reserve offers several activities and trips, and I found the prices quite reasonable.

Visited February 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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148 reviews
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“The better Game Reserve near Gaborone”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Mokolodi is a smallish reserve of about 12500 acres situated about 15 km south of Gaborone. It is within easy reach from Gabs for a morning or day trip but many of the roads in the reserve, are either 4x4 or at least certainly not suitable for a family car.
The reserve does offer a wide variety of trips into the reserve on their safari vehicles, which I assume should be booked in advance. Some of the trips sounded great, especially for overseas visitors, such as stalking white rhinos on foot and meeting the tame cheetah for a photo. Some of the trips end with a bush braai (BBQ)
There are good facilities for camping and 5 fully fitted chalets. The only thing we found lacking was a slice for turning our breakfast eggs!
There is also the Mokolodi Restaurant at the gate if one does not feel like cooking. Having supper there gives visitors a chance to do their own night drive back to the chalets.
There is plenty of game and much is very tame so good photos are there for the asking. Some of the best photos I have ever got of giraffes.
The only thing that I found a bit strange was that some species notably Kudu, only seemed to have males in the reserve.
In summary, if you are in Gabs and have a spare day visit it, you will not be disappointed.

Visited January 2014
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