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CARACAL Biodiversity Center

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Hidden Gem

We spent a week in Kasane and honestly this place was a highlight. Seeing the smaller animals up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brunswick Heads, Australia
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Informative tour

If you are looking for something fun to do with young kids this is perfect as the tour is only... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
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  • Average9%
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Plot 3102 Airport Road, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 2392
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 15, 2011

The Bio-diversity centre is 1km up Airport Road at the eastern edge of town. A 10 pula taxi from the shopping centre will get you there. The team there are keen as mustard and have an awesome collection of southern African snakes from puff addres...More

4  Thank ossimandus
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

No Aardvark on display, no touching of bush babies, not a any craft activity by a woman of African heritage. In fact, not a single African woman even spotted. The photos on their Facebook Page is deceiving too. Upon arrival we were approached by a...More

1  Thank Gerhard P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week in Kasane and honestly this place was a highlight. Seeing the smaller animals up close and personal and supporting an institution that is caring for these animals was a privilege. Sure it’s not super clean and comfortable and sometimes some animals...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for something fun to do with young kids this is perfect as the tour is only about an hour so the kids do not get bored. So interactive and informative.

1  Thank JoleneG20
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Shout out to the Texas pre-vet student who gave us the most awesome behind the scenes tour of the facility. The bush baby experience was one of the absolute highlights of the entire vacation!!!

1  Thank alalisa2018
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Went along, paid for 'insider' tour, fascinating, great guide, handling lots of snakes, lots of other small animals and some very large birds, a great outfit worthy of support and more visitors!

1  Thank AWN18
Reviewed February 13, 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...

1  Thank gerritgoosen
Reviewed December 16, 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!

1  Thank ElisabethM28
Reviewed November 21, 2017

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

1  Thank PenelopeW24
Reviewed November 5, 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.

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed November 3, 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

1  Thank TishLondon
Reviewed August 17, 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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Dave D
July 26, 2016|
Response from Liz V | Reviewed this property |
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