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CARACAL Biodiversity Center

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Plot 3102 Airport Road, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 2392
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Good visit

We found out about the center on-line and we are so glad that we visited. Very interesting and a... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Rena G
This Centre is doing a fantastic job in education and rehabilitation of injured wildlife.

This is a working centre and educates children and adults about local wildlife, people have the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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The CARACAL World of Wildlife offers an unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Botswana's lesser-known, less often encountered, and often poorly understood wildlife. Conservation education is at the heart of everything we do. Our collection is made up of a range of creatures that have been injured or orphaned, and although we do rehabilitate and release these animals, this is not always possible due to the severity of their injuries. We take this bad situation and try to get something positive out of it by providing a high quality of life and inducting these animals into our ambassador program. In this way, these animals become ambassadors for their respective species, offering not just the chance to encounter one of them, but also to learn all about their stories and the roles they fulfill in Botswana's vibrant ecosystems. Our collection includes Botswana's largest collection of endemic snakes, small mammals, raptors, owls, and a few endangered species too. Each year we host thousands of school children from across the country, thousands of foreign tourists, wildlife officers, policy-makers, officials, locals and others. Our offering is unique, informative, family friendly, affordable, and not to be missed.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Plot 3102 Airport Road, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 2392
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We found out about the center on-line and we are so glad that we visited. Very interesting and a nice breakf from large animals. The children (ages 11,12) were able to handle some of the animals.

Thank Rena G
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a working centre and educates children and adults about local wildlife, people have the wrong idea on snakes, yes caution and knowledge is needed. Our guide had to leave us couple of times to with a couple of school trips, but left us...More

Thank Heavymetalman727
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went there to see the snake farm. But this place turned out to be so much more than that! This place is a sanctuary for injured and maltreated wild animals of all kinds. The people working here are driving spirits with a great love...More

Thank Ingeos
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was disappointed at how little improvements that had been made since my last visit many years ago! That being said the children that we took thoroughly enjoyed the interactive tour that we took!!

Thank Akblackbeard
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is basically a rehabilitation centre for injured wild animals and birds.Few snakes you can handle and take pictures. Not many.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My daughter loves snakes and a visit to cuddle a python is her best! As well as the snakes, Ethel the aardvark, the bush babies and the mongoose family are great to interact with. To learn about the animals and their habitats is also important...More

Thank DorsetEmily
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Here you have a chance to see animals that you would not normally see during a game drive. This centre is more for the education of those people who do not normally have the same access as tourists. Enjoy your time here with the hugely...More

Thank gardenl0dge
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We are really glad we made the effort to go out to the centre. It is a bit like a small zoo, but the animals are only there because they have been rescued either from accidents or from places where they are not wanted, such...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 31 July 2016

i read reviews about this centre and decided to visit. The centre houses a range of wildlife that have been rescued, maybe from being smuggled over the border, or being hit by a car. There were many snakes, that I was curious to see (as...More

Thank Kym320
Reviewed 29 July 2016

No Aardvark on display, no touching of bush babies, not a any craft activity by a woman of African heritage. In fact, not a single African woman even spotted. The photos on their Facebook Page is deceiving too. Upon arrival we were approached by a...More

1  Thank Gerhard P
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Dave D
27 July 2016|
Response from Liz V | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. When we first went to the place, we were told they would simply accept a donation and didn't specify an amount. The second time we visited, I can't quite remember the amount but think it was around 50P. However... More