Mashatu Game Reserve is located in the remote eastern corner of Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, in an area known historically as the Tuli enclave - a diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshland, open plains and sandstone outcrops.
Mashatu Game Reserve offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa. It is a place of exceptional beauty where one can explore the rugged, unspoilt African Landscapes from the comfort of an open vehicle, guided by expert rangers and experienced trackers.
It is home to large herds of elephants, prides of lion and cheetah. Along the river courses, huge Mashatu trees provide shade for eland, impala, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra, whilst at night, the bat-eared fox, African wildcat and the magnificent leopard search for prey.
Some 350 species of bird may be seen.
Mashatu Game Reserve proudly offers refuge for the largest single population of elephant on privately owned land in Africa.
At the end of an unforgettable game drive, experience the well-known hospitality of Mashatu Main Camp. Enjoy dinner around the fire in the Lala-Palm boma, under a canopy of a million stars, overlooking the flood-lit waterhole.
Relax around the pool or on the thatched verandah and experience home-friendliness and service. Mashatu is a refuge of unparalleled `bushveld` comfort and service, blending in with the game lands and teeming wildlife surrounding the camp.
Accommodation at the Main Camp includes insect-proofed bedrooms which have his and hers bathrooms in each room, with a shaded veranda connected by french doors.
A double and extra large single bed complete the well-appointed superior rooms. This camp has a magnificent viewing deck directly off the bar, together with an elevated lounge overlooking the waterhole.
Children under 12 welcome at Mashatu Lodge
Mashatu Tented Camp
Nestled in the remote northern area of the reserve lies Mashatu Tent Camp. With never more than fourteen guests, this idyllic getaway provides accommodation in the form of seven twin tents.
The tents are insect-proofed, have comfortable beds and each has an en-suite shower and W.C. facility. There is an open-sided thatch deck where meals are served; and a traditional boma for intimate campfire dinners. The camp also has a very welcome plunge pool.
Children under 12 years are not permitted at the tented camp
Activities available at Mashatu Game Lodge:
Game Drives - These are conducted on open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed of the location of the game.
The vehicles used enable the rangers to leave the road and provide guests with fantastic photo opportunities.
Night drives, with the aid of powerfull spotlights bring the bush to life at night.
Unique cycling rides - join a mountain bike safari and see the bush from a completely different perspective. The experienced rangers will accompany you as you pedal your way along ancient elephant paths.
Ivory drives - join our resident elephant specialist a on a morning drive to learn more about these amazing creatures.
Archaeological drives - visit the Mmamagwa ruins on the Motloutse River where you can explore ancient civilisations long forgotten by modern man and relive the era.
Walking trails - offers an African experience ranging from the biggest to the smallest, from the most obvious to the most subtle, when walking with an experienced ranger and trail guide.
Health and Climate:
The climate is temperate. Hot, humid conditions are usually encountered in the Tuli region. Heavy summer thunderstorms of short duration in the late afternoon or evening may be expected. Rainfall occurs mostly between October and March.Malaria is endemic to the Tuli area and anti-malarial precautions should be taken.
- Cancellation fees are calculated on the net rate per person.- Should cancelled accommodation be resold, cancellation fees will be refunded less a 5% handling charge except in the case of groups where a 10% handling charge will be levied.- All reservation amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing by facsimile or e-mail.
Facilities & Services available:
Bar on the Premises
Hiking / Walking Trails
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