Gaborone Game Reserve, Gaborone

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Learn about Botswanan animals at Gaborone Game Reserve, a small wildlife conservancy in the suburbs. Proximity to the capital makes this reserve a popular picnicking getaway where you can observe some wildebeests, impala, bush bucks, elands, kudu, zebras, ostriches, gemsboks, and warthogs. Established in 1988 to raise awareness about wildlife among the urban population, the reserve covers 5 sq km (2 sq mi) but has many observation areas. A variety of birds such as kingfishers, flamingos, and hornbills are particularly notable. There are picnicking areas, a game hide and a small education center. You can drive through the reserve without a guide. Gaborone Game Reserve is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Gaborone Edition.
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  • Just amazing. I have been to several game drives in Africa. Do not expect to see the big 5. But you can expect to see many other animals. And the best things are: it is very very cheap, you can drive ...  more »
  • At your own pace, from your own car are you looking for the animals that roam here. According to us the best park to much wildlife!
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  • Always a nice spot to visit for a picnic on a Saturday afternoon with the kids. Only spoilt by certain selfish people turning their car sound systems to maximum volume. Most of us go to the bush to en...  more »
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  • Impressive. Just in town to do game drive. Do not expect to see the big 5 animals. But you can expect so see many other animals. Best of all: it is very, very cheap, you can drive with your own car and there are almost no other tourists there.
  • Like the natural surroundings and the relaxed atmosphere. Good sight of occassional grazing wildlife makes it even more worthwhile. Would be a greater experience if there were more wild animals to see including a watering hole where u could sight see.
  • Love going to the game reserve early morning. They open at 6.30. There are eland, gemsbok, warthog, impala, kudu, zebra and a variety of birds. Two picnic sites where we stop for a quiet breakfast. It gets very busy and loud with picnickers at lunchtime over the weekend, not pleasant......
  • Best place for an outdoor braai... many wild animals and no predators.. animals can be viewed from car or just walking around
  • Very small, took me about 2 hours to get everything I could from the place and I was in no rush. Some maintenance seems to be in order, but judging by the next-to-nothing entrance fee, they are probably doing the best they can. Picnic sites are a bit of a mess due to run down facilities but neat nevertheless and the roads are good. Game is easily spotted and quite abundant, just don't expect anything extraordinary. Impala and monkeys are the main residents. I think it is a nice and cheap alternative for an open afternoon/morning other than going to a mall or something. Or even if you are just looking for something to do for an hour or two.
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