Desert Sands Motel

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Local Attractions

KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY 

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The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a community based wildlife project which was established in 1992 to assist in saving the vanishing rhinoceros, restore an area formerly teeming with wildlife to its previous natural state and provide economic benefits to the local Botswana community through tourism and the sustainable use of natural resources. Covering approximately, 4300 hectares of Kalahari Sandveld, the sanctuary provides prime habitat for white and black rhino as well as over 30 other animal species and more than 230 species of birds.

The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is approximately 40kms from Desert Sands Motel and ideal for a day visit. http://www.khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw/

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GOO-MOREMI GORGE

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Moremi Gorge lies within the Tswapong Hills of Botswana, where Endangered Cape Vultures breed on the outcrops above the Ancestral Waterfalls in the protected conservation area of Goo-Moremi Gorge.The Gorge is a highly sensitive area with the Batswapong community who associate it with significant cultural and spiritual beliefs. It hosts breeding sites for various bird species, including the endangered Cape Vultures, and forms a unique vegetative habitat, which is spectacular to explore on foot with one of the National Museum Guides at the Gorge. 

Enjoy a day visit to the Gorge, which is approximately 50kms from Camp Itumela. http://www.goo-moremigorge.co.bw 

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OLD PALAPYE

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Old Palapye is an important multicultural historical site containing artifacts from the Middle Stone Age, the Late Stone Age, the Early Iron Age, and in contemporary times, the 19th century capital of the Bangwato (led by Khama III), who occupied the area from 1889-1902. Stone walls, middens, rock paintings, and the remains of a prison, market centre and historic graves (both Europeans’ and Batswana’s) can all be seen at Old Palapye. The most outstanding structure is the remains of the London Missionary Society Church, which was built between 1891 and 1894. Old Palapye was gazetted as a National Monument in 1938, and falls under the jurisdiction of the National Museum and Monuments. 

Old Palapye is approximately 30 minutes drive from Desert Sands Motel. http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/destination/old-palapye

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