Khama Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana
Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project in Botswana that was established to in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhinos, restore the historic wildlife populations and also provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community though tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. Khama Rhino Sanctuary covers an area of approximately 8585 hectares of Kalahari Sandveld and it hosts a number of white and black rhinos as well as above 30 other animal species and over 230 bird species.
Animal species in Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Besides the rhinoceroses, Khama Rhino sanctuary is a home to other 30 animal species which have been Trans located in or even residents. Among these animals include the zebras, impalas, giraffes, blue wildebeests, eland, red hartebeest, African wild cat, small spotted genet, black backed jackal, brown hyena, bat eared fox, duiker, leopard, kudu, steenbok, gemsbok and others.
Bird species in Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama Rhino Sanctuary records over 230 bird species which have been identify in the sanctuary. Among these birds include the Abdim’s stork and the bearded woodpecker.
Best time to visit Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama Rhino Sanctuary can be visited all year round but the winter months of June to August are betters. The dry months of April to November are better for camping experiences.
Activities in Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama Rhino Sanctuary is very easy to access and navigate since its roads are well maintained and clearly sign posted. A number of safari activities can be done in the sanctuary including game viewing, bird watching, camping, and others
Due to the well maintained roads in Khama Rhino Sanctuary, game viewing is easier and fun since the movement and navigation through the reserve is much possible. Expect to spot a variety of wildlife in the reserve especially the rhinos. Other animals in the reserve aside rhinos include the blue wildebeests, elands, red hartebeest, African wild cat, spotted genet, black backed jackal, bat eared fox, duiker, kudu, leopard, gemsbok, steenbok, brown hyena, impalas, zebras and others.
Khama Rhino sanctuary provides an excellent view of bird species at the tranquil Bird hide. The reserve hosts over 230 bird species and among these include the ostriches, the Abdim’s stock and the bearded woodpeckers.
Visiting the Educational Center of Khama Rhino Sanctuary
The Educational Center of Khama offers educational tours of the area to the schools and other organizations. This center is sponsored by the European Union and it has both a dormitory and camping facilities. The main aim of the Educational center is to offer education about the environment and the benefits of protecting it using different educational materials and activities.
Safari walking and hiking
Explore the sanctuary on foot and view numerous features and species in it. Among the features to see while on the guided nature walk through the sanctuary include the bird species, animal species, trees, hills, mountains and valleys. Also during the evening walks, watch the beautiful sunset over the Malema’s pan.