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“Enjoyed it, but not a long event”

CARACAL Biodiversity Center
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Kasane
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The center is a work in progress. There are many examples of reptiles including great examples of cobras. This would be a hit with kids and is not expensive. It is no more than a 30 minute experience. If you walk, it is a bit longer of a walk up the hill and toward the park than it appears on the map.

Thank Mamiya7
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Please make this an addition to the usual safari into the park. The staff is extremely devoted to conservation and education, and it is very "hands on": If the bush baby is around and you have children, they will be transfixed by this charming tiny primate. I have always been fascinated by exotic snakes, and this houses about as an eclectic collection of extremely exotic snakes as one could wish. Try to make the effort to visit, and to support the endeavors of the people here trying so hard to research and collect animals for preservation.

Thank caryva
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Caracal team really put their heart into this Center. They have a spectacular collection of vipers, snakes and you can take a guided tour. They also have animals that have been rescued or are recovering, giving the public the opportunity to learn a bit more about the animals that interact with them on a daily basis

Thank Twincactus
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Excellent way to see snakes and other reptiles and birds up close. The guide is very informative about the snakes and you can safely inspect them at close range. The centre rescues birds and animals that have been injured and nurses them back to health before releasing them back into the wild. The display therefore depends what is recuperating at the time of your visit but it is interesting and they rely on donations to keep going.

Thank nyeri
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Been here twice with my Mrs...

The staff are always friendly and it is definitely worthwhile if you are travelling with children.

I hope this site stays open as Kasane is very limited and this is a great initiative.

Thank MikeBlue42
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