Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

The Rhino Sanctuary in Botswana derived its name from Serestse Khama who was accredited for the independence (1965) and non-racial constitution for Botswana. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary project started when a little boy wanted to know why they had to travel such far distances to see the wildlife. His father agreed that the animals should be where they belong and thus promoted the formation of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust.

The Botswana Rhino Sanctuary was setup in one of the best areas of Botswana, in order to provide the most optimal conditions for the habitation and preservation of Rhinos. It is close to the Botswana Defence Force, allowing for 24 hour protection from poachers. This project has provided many jobs for the local community and has taught the ‘locals’ more about these wonderful animals. So far, this project has been a great success in helping the White Rhinos’ and the Black Rhinos’ survival rate – visiting this area on a Botswana Safari can help the rhino cause. Many other animals share the Rhino Sanctuary reserve with these animals, such as: Red Hartebeest, Wild Cat, Lynx, Brown Hyena, Leopard, Jackal, Antelope, and Zebra… But the main focus of this reserve is to ensure the conservation of the Rhinos.

The Botswana Khama Rhino Sanctuary project has grown successfully and initially began with the transfer and relocation of 14 White Rhinos and 2 Black Rhinos. Some of these animals arrived injured by poachers and hunters. Over the past years, more Rhinos have been relocated (mainly from areas in Botswana) to this sanctuary making the total around 34 (a few of them been bred and born there) – they all roam freely in a secure and preserved area.  The exceptional Botswana wildlife is the best reason to take a Botswana safari, and the Khama Rhino Sanctuary is making a significant difference.  We are pleased to take visitors to Khama and assist to keep the project going.  Visit this sanctuary on a Botswana Safari to help support the cause.

To find out more about a tailor-made safari that will take you to the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, email us at info(at) have a look at our Botswana Safaris that include the Khama Rhino Sanctuary on this web page. We also have other Botswana Attractions that you might want to visit on your Botswana adventure.