Maun – Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana
We awake early 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 afternoon 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 decided upon 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 and with it’s community-based project, it allows the local people to benefit from tourism. We are treated to an open game drive, accompanied by an expert local ranger. During this outing we are educated about the surrounding wildlife and are taught fascinating facts about the animals we spot and the abundant flora. Our final evening on this tour is spent at a lodge where you will enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight.
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