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Gaborone Game Reserve

The Gaborone Game Reserve was established to enhance conservation awareness in Gaborone and the surrounding areas. Possibly one of the few national reserves to be situated inside a city anywhere, this relatively small (5 square km) but well-stocked park is home to many of Botswana's indigenous pieces. You can expect to see Kudu, Gemsbok, Impala, Wildebeest, Bush buck, Eland, Zebra, Ostrich, Warthog, Giraffe as well as many resident and migrant bird species, best viewed from the small dam in the park. 

Manyelanong Bird Sanctuary-Otse

Named after the hill which lies north of the Botswana village of Otse, Manyelanong Game Reserve lies 15 km outside of Lobatse on the Gaborone road.The cliff and its lower wooded slope was fenced off to serve as a sanctuary for the important nesting population of Cape Griffon Vultures. The mountainous region which surrounds the small reserve is home to a breeding colony of Cape Vultures, and for many years the area was known as Otse Vulture Colony. The name Manyelanong is said to mean, "where vultures defecate" in Setswana, and refers to the guano cover cliffs where the vultures live.

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