Mokolodi Nature Reserve Botswana
Mokolodi is a registered non-profit charity organization – established in 1994 and is 3700 hectares in size. The land was donated into a Trust for the children of Botswana to provide a natural area that would allow them to learn about nature, conservation, and the environment.
Situated approximately 15 km south of Gaborone; the capital city of Botswana, the Reserve is home to a variety of mammals, including some rare and endangered species, and a diverse array of reptile, amphibian, and bird species.
Conservation and Education are both at the core of the Reserve’s existence.
Scheduled game drives with qualified guides, rhino, and giraffe tracking, bush braais, conferencing, accommodation, and camping. The Reserve also has our Friends of Mokolondi program that allows members to access the Reserve in their own vehicles and to enjoy a wide range of benefits, both in the Reserve and with partners in Botswana
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The entrance to the reserve is 12km south of Gaborone. By public transport, take a bus to Lobatse and get off at the sign post-turn-off. From there, it’s a 1.5km walk to the entrance
You can also take a private car to access the park
Things to in Mokolodi nature reserve Botswana
Join our qualified guides on a variety of game unique perspectives on viewing some of the reserve’s species. Rhinos, giraffe’s, birds, and beautiful trees can be seen
Take a two-hour night drive in an open game drive vehicle through the Mokolodi Nature Reserve.
Track rhino on foot accompanied by one of our guides and a member of our conservation team. Two to six guests will spend approximately 3 – 5 hours exploring the Reserve (depending on conditions and the rhino tracks). Includes a bush picnic. Minimum age 14 years.
Track giraffe accompanied by one of our guides and a member of our conservation team. Two to ten guests will spend approximately 3 – 5 hours exploring the Reserve – depending on the conditions and tracks. The activity is followed by a bush picnic. Minimum age of 14 years.
Cycling in the park
Enjoy a cycle ride around the Reserve on one of our three cycle routes that cater to beginners and the more experienced mountain bike riders. The routes take riders through a variety of vegetation types and offer an unparalleled way to view the Reserve’s wildlife.
When to visit Mokolodi nature reserve
You can go wildlife watching in Mokolodi at practically any time of year. The weather is rarely extreme, and the reserve is small enough to be easily navigable. It’s only when the rains arrive (October to April) that game drives may be challenged by the odd downpour and degraded roads.
Where to stay in Mokolodi nature reserve
Mokolodi Nature Reserve offers guests accommodation in five well-appointed self-catering chalets overlooking a waterhole within the Reserve. Five private camping sites are also available. The Reserve boasts a Conference Venue with a magnificent view, as well as a Curio Shop, Tea Garden, and Restaurant that serve a variety of delicious dishes.
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