Detailed review by ekrimoa
London, United Kingdom
I thoroughly enjoyed our drive through the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
This was a highlight of our trek through Botswana, as it is one of the very few places where visitors have a real chance of seeing a Rhinoceros in the wild. Visitors can drive through the sanctuary and spend the night at established campsites (for a reasonable fee which goes towards the maintenance of the park).
The sanctuary is very respectable, and it is clear from conversations with the wardens and staff that this is not just a tourist attraction or money-making scheme - the focus is genuinely on the protection and survival of the resident animals (and not just the rhinos).
During our stay, we saw a wide range of animals, from the standard African animals (elephants, hippos, zebras, giraffes, water buffalos, antelopes, etc.) to the more elusive ones, such as rhinos and various eagle and vulture species.
This is one of those feel-good places - you get to enjoy a fantastic view and see amazing creatures, while at the same time contributing to a good cause. (On that note, we sometimes found rubbish left behind by campers in non-campsite areas, which was disappointing. If you visit the Khama Sanctuary or any other natural place, please try to keep your impact on the local environment to a minimum.)
Khama Rhino Sanctuary