Khama Rhino Sanctuary lies just north of Serowe and makes an excellent stopover between the South African border and the Makgadikgadi Pans. It’s a community-based wildlife project, dedicated to protecting the threatened African rhino and at the same time provides a welcome economic boost to the local area. At just 85km2, it’s tiny compared with other Botswanan reserves, but it plays a valuable role in black and white rhino conservation and is home to some 30 other animal species and over 200 species of birds.

Highlights

Khamo Rhino Sanctuary

Image: Khamo Rhino Sanctuary

Rhino are not easy to find in Botswana and a visit to Khama Rhino Sanctuary is definitely your best chance of seeing them. Guided rhino tracking walks are available, as well as guided game drives and more general nature walks. Or, if you prefer, you can explore the park in your own vehicle. The reserve has a number of beautiful campsites, each beneath the branches of an impressive mokongwa tree.

Practical advice

Black Rhino

Image: Botswana Tourism

The park may be small, but it’s well worth staying a couple of nights and spending the day looking for rhinos. There’s a compact network of game-drive tracks to scout out, but you’ll need a high-clearance vehicle to negotiate a few sandy sections. There’s also a restaurant and bar if you don’t feel like cooking, as well as basic, but clean camping ablutions with hot and cold running water. The drive from Tuli should take about 3.5 hours, and it’s roughly 5 hours’ drive from Khama to Maun.

If you would like to inquire about our car hire options, one of our consultants will readily assist with any questions you may have.