Mokolodi Nature Reserve-Gaborone
The creation of the Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation lead to the establishment of the Mokolodi Nature Reserve in 1994 on 3,700 hectares of donated bushveld land that had previously been utilised for cattle farming. The Reserve is now home to a wide variety of animals and plants that are endemic to south-eastern Botswana, some of which are extremely rare or endangered.
Since its creation, Mokolodi Nature Reserve and its programmes have grown significantly. The Reserve currently employs approximately 90 people, of which approximately 75 are from neighbouring communities. Our Education Centre accommodates more than 9,000 school children per year in its environmental education programmes, and the Reserve on a whole welcomes more than 60,000 visitors on an annual basis.
Khama Rhino Sanctuary-Paje
Affording the opportunity to see both black and white rhino - as well as an abundance of other wildlife species – the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (KRS) is a delightful stopover for tourists travelling by road to Botswana’s northern reserves, or an ideal weekend getaway for Gaborone or Francistown visitors or residents. A mere 20 kms from the historically important village of Serowe, the accessibility of KRS is also a draw. This community tourism project, managed and staffed by local village residents, offers game drives, birding, bush walks, and arts and crafts shopping.
Nata Bird Santuary-Paje
This 230-sq-km community-run wildlife sanctuary was formed when local people voluntarily relocated 3500 cattle and established a network of tracks throughout the northeastern end of Sowa Pan. Although the sanctuary protects antelope, zebras, jackals, foxes, monkeys and squirrels, the principal draw is the birdlife – more than 165 species have been recorded here. It's at its best in the wet season when the sanctuary becomes a haven for Cape and Hottentot teals, white and pink-backed pelicans and greater and lesser flamingos
Jwana Game Reserve-Jwaneng
Jwana Game Park is a small game reserve (180km2) located in the Southern district of Botswana. The reserve surrounds the Jwaneng Diamond mine and is owned and managed by the Debswana diamond company. It is surrounded by a game fence and
stocked with small and large game.The area that was to become Jwana Game Park was initially a fenced Mine Lease Area surrounding Jwaneng mine, populated by limited numbers of Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Springbok, Ostrich and other smaller animals.
Orapa Game Reserve-Orapa
The Orapa game park was formed from a core conservation area, initially developed by concerned members of the Orapa community, starting in 1985.The original conservation area was developed from a badly degraded cattle-grazing and recreational area surrounding the mine. In the years following the upgrade of the original area, wildlife including Springbok, Blue Wildebeest, Eland and Zebra were relocated to the park to supplement the original game populations.
Mashatu Game Reserve-Tuli Block
Mashatu Game Reserve is located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana which is situated between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site in South Africa. Mashatu comprises 40% of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve and it shares unfenced borders with both the South African and Zimbabwean national parks in the south and north respectively. This vast area forms part of a cross boundary wildlife conservation area protecting the substantial biodiversity of fauna and flora in this region.