For nature and wildlife lovers Mokolodi is the closest excursion from Gaborone that offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family. The five-square kilometre reserve is comprised of riverine terrain interspersed with rocky hills, with the very picturesque Lake Gwithian and adjoining picnic site.
A highly successful white rhino reintroduction and breeding programme now puts the white rhino population in the reserve at eight. Mokolodi also houses a reptile park, and a wildlife sanctuary for disabled or orphaned animals that for one reason or another cannot be returned to the wild, and an animal clinic that treats sick or injured animals.
Environmental education for Botswana children is a major mandate of the nature reserve and each year thousands of schoolchildren come for courses, sleeping in the dormitories, or on camp outs.