Botswana

Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana

Tented camp at Mashatu

Tented camp at Mashatu

The Mashatu Reserve is part of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, which is located at the confluence of the Limpopo and the Shashe Rivers, in the easternmost corner of Botswana.

The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is the collective name for several privately owned game reserves, including the Mashatu, Ntani and Tuli reserves, covering all the land north of the Limpopo River.

The camp

Our Mashatu Camp is located in the Land of Giants, in the Tuli reserve of Botswana bordering South Africa.

Tuli forms a key part of the proposed Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with majestic rocks, diverse vegetation, abundant wildlife, a profusion of birds and a rich archaeological heritage, and spans more than 25 000ha of wilderness.

Animals

Campfire at Mashatu

Campfire at Mashatu

Besides elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena, general game such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland and a variety of antelope, and nocturnal species such as the springhare, bat-eared fox, civet cat, genet, honey badger and mongoose, are prevalent throughout the reserve.

The birdlife is prolific, with Mashatu Game Reserve recording at least 366 different species. 

The four-wheel drive safari vehicles enable off-road travel and provide guests with up-close game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities.

Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life.

Useful information

Weather
Average summer maximum temperature (October-March): 40°C
Average winter minimum temperature (April-September): 22°C

Accommodation
The camp consists of 10 simple dome tents, each with two mattresses with pillows (two learners per tent). Please bring along your sleeping bag and an extra blanket/pillow if required. There are shared bathroom facilities, and a central communal area overlooking the river bed. 

GPS coordinates

S 22 13.685

E 28 58.523