ASAM14 Day 13: Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

November 24, 2014 Comments Off on ASAM14 Day 13: Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Andrew Walton
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Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

We awake early to a hearty breakfast and depart from Maun journeying through the greater Kalahari area spotting enormous salt pans in the distance.We reach the Khama Rhino Sanctuary in the late morning and set up camp. In 1989, a few locals wanted to transform the Serowe Pan (formerly a hunting region) into a conservation area for the rhino that have made this place their home. The Pan was chosen due to it’s rhino-friendly environment and it’s close proximity to a Botswana Defence Force base which keeps the area guarded 24/7. Situated on the edge of the massive Kalahari Desert, Khama is a perfect environment for white rhino, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. Khama is a community-based wildlife project that aids the locals and educates us on the significance of protecting these creatures.

At noon we are treated to an open game drive, accompanied by an expert local ranger. We are educated about the surrounding wildlife and are learn fascinating facts about the animals we see, as well as the abundant flora. Our final evening on this tour is spent at the Stevensford private nature conservancy situated on the Limpopo River in Botswana’s Tuli Block and enjoy our last dinner.

Trip Highlights: Khama Rhino Sanctuary, open vehicle game drive
Accommodation: Stevensford Game Reserve or similar (Twin share room with en-suite facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 700 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 11- 12 hours

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