January 18, 2016
Are you looking to add something new to your Botswana travel? Take a trip out of town for a day and explore the attractions within reach of Francistown.
An easy 20 minute drive takes you to Tachila Nature Reserve, which is found just 18km from Francistown. Here you will find an unexpected patch of wilderness, covering 8 200 hectares of pristine Botswana bushveld, with naturally occurring game species like hyena, kudu, impala, bushbuck, warthog, steenbok, klipspringer, leopard and rock dassies.
As the reserve is developed, it is intended for sought-after species like rhino, sable and roan antelope, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, eland and giraffe to join the fray. Enjoy a drive around the reserve and the opportunity to relax in nature with a picnic in the boma area.
If you are looking for big game action right away, take the two hour drive to Khama Rhino Sanctuary at Serowe, which is roughly 200 km away from Francistown. Here you can appreciate rhino in their natural habitat on walks, guided drives and self-drive excursions> Have a picnic at the main rest camp and browse in the curio shop.
Domboshaba Ruins archaeological site is reminiscent of the Great Zimbabwe period and may be found along the Masunga-Kalamati Road about an hour’s drive (80km) from Francistown.
Here you can investigate a series of stone walls dating back to 1450AD, which have stood the test of time, despite being created using no cement. Apart from their enduring nature, the walls are meticulously built, precisely styled and beautifully adorned with motifs. Take a trip back in time to reflect on and admire these amazing structures.
Tachila Nature Reserve