Khama Rhino Sanctuary Serowe
The Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust is a community based wildlife project near
Serowe, established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhino and to
restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state.
Covering approximately 4,300 hectares of Kalahari sandveld, the Sanctuary is
centred around Serowe Pan - a large grass covered depression with several
natural water holes. Serowe Pan provides prime habitat for white rhinoceros and
other grazing animals, whilst the denser vegetation in the southern area of
the Sanctuary is favoured by browsing animals such as giraffe. To date, 14
white rhino have been translocated into the Sanctuary. The first four arrived
in February 1993, from northern Botswana.
All the rhino settled well and soon began breeding. With further translocations, some sad deaths, and many happy births (the most recent addition being born in April 2001) the total number of white rhino at the Sanctuary is currently 18.
Guided game drives, rhino trails and nature walks can be booked. Both take about two hours, during which time you will be guided around the Sanctuary by the well trained and very knowledgeable Rangers. The Sanctuary is home to other wildlife which have settled naturally or been translocated in: such as zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, eland, springbok, impala, gemsbok, kudu, steenbok, leopard, African wild cat, black backed jackal, brown hyena and many more. Over 230 bird species have also been identified here including Abdim's stork and bearded woodpecker.
These take about 2 hours,
during which you will be guided around the Sanctuary by the well knowledgeable
Rangers. Morning drives start at 6am, afternoon drives at 4pm and night drives
at 7pm. The Sanctuary's road are well maintained and sign-posted making them
suitable for self-drive game viewing in 4x4-wheel drive or pickup.
The chalets all have toilets and showers en-suite with hot and cold water, bedding and towels are provided. They also have braai facilities, a fireplace. Each chalet has a paraffin lamp and strip lights are solar powered. There is no power in chalets A, B, C, D, E and A-frame and campsites.
The campsites have a braai stand with grill, and a tap with birdbath and are served by two communal ablution blocks each with male and female showers with hot and cold water.
From Gaborone or Francistown you drive to Palapye, then west to Serowe. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is on the main tarred road between Serowe and Orapa approximately 25 km from Serowe. From Serowe turn off north to Orapa as you come into the village from Palapye or opposite the Serowe main Mall. The Sanctuary is on the left hand side of the road approximately 5 km beyond the village of Paje. From Orapa follow the road south for about 180km and the Sanctuary is on your right.
Rates per person per night, accommodation only: on request
|Camping and chalets fees|
|Chalet A & B: per chalet per night (sleeps 2 people in one room)||-|
|Chalet C, D & E: per chalet per night (sleeps 4 people in two rooms) per chalet||-|
|A-frame chalet: (sleeps 6 people in two rooms) per chalet||-|
|Chalet F and G - 4 people in two rooms, per chalet||-|
|Hall: Hall rental per day||-|
|Hall: Hall rental per night||-|
|Dorms: students dorm (6 people in 1 room)||-|
|Dorms: teachers dorm (2 people in 1 room)||-|
Game viewing activities, per person
Credit cards are NOT accepted at Khama
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
@ All rhino
Accommodation in the area:
@ Masama Lodge
@ Serowe Hotel
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