In January of 2016 we had gone to the small town of Palapye for a friend's wedding. We stayed the night at a small but quaint Cresta Hotel and the following morning made our way to the nearby Khama Rhino Sanctuary for a quick day trip. After enjoying that day-visit and not realising the full potential of the place, we agreed to come back another time for a few days and really appreciate what the Sanctuary has to offer. And a few months later, we were on our way, about four hours away from Gaborone, to spend two nights in a chalet at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
The Mokolodi Nature Reserve, located just on the edge of Gaborone in Botswana is a smallish nature reserve that boasts a wide variety of game for viewing, rhino and/or giraffe tracking, a couple of local hippos in the lake, quaint chalets and secluded camp sites.
They had two cheetahs a while ago, in a large, fenced-off enclosure but for safety reasons had the cheetahs sent away and the enclosure closed off. Not long ago they reintroduced a couple of cheetahs into the reserve, again in a fenced-off enclosure where visitors can, along with a guide, interact with the cheetahs and come up close and personal with these elegant cats.
My wife and I went to a friend's wedding in Palapye at the beginning of January 2016 and since the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is just an hour's drive away, we decided to go for a day-visit the following day.
The Sanctuary is easy to find, literally just off the A14 from Serowe. At the reception we were given suggestions where to go look for rhino but had to take a photo of the map at the reception, as that was the only one they had.
"We are a Botswana-based couple who live for those outdoor, bush-bound moments."