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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  • The Gaborone Game Reserve is an excellent place for people who don't want to or can't take game drives in the north. Except for the Big 5, there are many African animals roaming free in natural surrou...  more »
  • The setting is perfect .... right in the heart of Gaborone, a wildlife reserve. Sadly, the place has hardly any animals worthy of a game drive. The picnic spots are good ... one can braai for the grou...  more »
  • the reserve still holds an undisturbed natural appeal.the picnic sites are the only facilities which seemed foreign but even they blend in with the whole place.  more »
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