Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Mokolodi is a private game reserve located near Gaborone the capital of Botswana. The nature reserve is managed by Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation which is basically into conservation and education at the reserve.
The reserve occupies an estimated 30sq km since its establishment in 1994. The reserve provides a home to orphaned animals and a variety of wildlife rescued from poachers.
Through the years, many animals have been collected from all parts of Botswana and today the reserves has species like kudu, spring hares, leopard, impala, ostrich, white rhino, sable, porcupines, roan antelope, cheetah, zebra, gemsbok, many red hartebeest, mountain reedbuck, giraffe, elephants and waterbuck among other mammals.
There are plenty of adventures and educational tours conducted at the reserve. There are safari game drives, game walks led by trained guides, rhino tracking excursions, horse back safaris, Night game drives and sundown cruises on the dam among others. The reserve has well maintained system of safari tracks and trails best used in the dry season.
The reserve opens at 8h00 and closes at 16h00 with different rates and prices for activities above. There is an option of joining the conservation team at Mokolodi.
The reserve is located 10km from the capital Gaborone in Mokolodi village. Follow the signpost on Lobatse highway and branch off on the junction at Mokolodi village. It is just 3km from the village to th main gate at Mokolodi Private Game reserve.
The Wildlife foundation at Mokolodi runs a rest camp (Alexander Smith Traditional Rest Camp) in the park with self catering options,m bed, breakfast, showers and game viewing deck. Near the water dam are five rustic chalets nested on a high rock in the centre of the park with mosquito netted beds, toilet, and hot water showers. There is a restaurant near the camp and at the park’s main gate with meals and diner.