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CARACAL Biodiversity Center

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Plot 3102 Airport Road, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 2392
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Caracal is a bunch of passionate people, whom loves where they are and what they do. Stop there and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
gerritgoosen
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Maun, Botswana
great information, and the chance of being close to these reptiles and animal!

Great place to see all reptiles, snakes, chameleon, bushbabies - you get really close, and will get... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
ElisabethM28
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Montreal, Canada
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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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Plot 3102 Airport Road, Kasane, Botswana
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Caracal is a bunch of passionate people, whom loves where they are and what they do. Stop there and have a word. Funding always needed for centers such as this, give a hand...

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Great place to see all reptiles, snakes, chameleon, bushbabies - you get really close, and will get the chance to hold most of them ! the information giving was great!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

the staff are so passionate about the center, which is a haven for hurt/damaged birds and animals and give a wonderful tour

Thank Penelope W
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Our guide was great. He was very informative. It's nice that these animals have a place to be. The Bushy Babies are the best! Lots of snakes.

Thank DCody
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

On first sight a rather ramshackle looking place but we really enjoyed our visit. The guide was very enthusiastic and we were given the opportunity to handle snakes, a chameleon and a bush baby. They are doing a wonderful job rescuing injured birds and animals...More

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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
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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

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Reviewed 10 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

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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!!

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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
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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
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