Location: 10 km South of Gaborone Map
Area: 30 km2
Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a protected biosphere located just 10 km South of the Gaborone, capital of Botswana. Mokolodi Nature Reserve was found by the Mokolodi Wildlife Foundation in 1994 and protects an area of 30 square kilometres. Some of the species were originally found here, others were re- introduced from other regions of the country with hopes they will increase their numbers under federal protection. Some of the animals include gemsbok, elephants, kudu, impala, white rhino, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hyena, leopard, sable and many other species. A network of paths allows you view the fauna of the nature reserve fairly close, but don't approach them too close. Even if look cute and adorable they still might be threatened by your presence and this almost certainly can provoke an attack.
The park was established to teach (primary) school children about local flora , fauna and the influence of climatic change on the environment. This education is provided by full-time educational staff. Every year, an average of 14,000 school children visit the educational center (2008). The vision is that the educational program is based on income from tourism activities.