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Mashatu Game Reserve
Botswana

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.

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The area offers expansive views and open regions, crossed regularly by seasonal streams that boast tall leadwood and apple leaf trees, perfect for walking trails.

The riverine woodland along the Limpopo and Shashe rivers abound with giant Sycamore figs and Nyala Trees, and the area is alive with animals large and small. In summer, the air is filled with birdsong, the roar of millions of Red-Billed Quelea in flocks stretching from horizon to horizon, and the smells of thousands of blooms carpeting the grassland. In winter, the triangle of rivers that make up the borders of our concession bring animals from all corners of the Mashatu area to drink in their life-giving waters.

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Where is Mashatu Game Reserve located?

In one of Botswana’s unique corners lies the Mashatu Game Reserve.
With access to over 12,000 hectares (29,652 acres) of bushveld, the area close to our camp offers breathtaking views of open country and the crests nearby. The northern part of the reserve borders Zimbabwe on the Tuli Circle, while the southern part connects to South Africa via the Limpopo River. To the west, the Pitsane River, surrounded by leadwood trees, adds to the abundance of wildlife with its year-round pools. And to the east, the vast and leisurely Shashe River acts as our natural border.

22°05’02.7″S
29°10’46.9″E

Temperatures reach up to 40 degrees Celsius in summertime while going down to temperatures of 8 degrees during wintertime.

Activities at Mashatu Game Reserve

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

Wildlife Sightings

From the sky to the land, wildlife continues to thrive. This game reserve is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise because it is home to beautiful animals such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas. Some interesting spottings include bat-eared foxes, genets, honey badgers and civet cat – what an extraordinary sight.

Conservation projects

As a course participant, you can participate in conservation projects such as bush clearing, snare removal and block burns. This hands-on experience is a valuable part of our programme, allowing you to make a real difference in preserving Africa’s wildlife.

Daily walks & drives

A highlight of your stay will be the daily game walks and game drives that we offer. Led by experienced guides, you will have the chance to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the African bush up close. With each step, you’ll be amazed by the incredible diversity of wildlife that surrounds you.

Additional activities

The camp has open plains with an exceptional array of wildflowers and bird life. At night, you will experience open skies and not a sound of anything other than the wilderness around you, with the skies showered with sparkling stars. 

Staying at the camp

Tents

The camp consists of 8 Meru-style tents.

Bedding

Each tent houses two beds and single pillows (two learners per tent).

Ablutions

Shared bathroom facilities and a central communal area.

Mosquitoes

Malaria is endemic to the Tuli region of the country. No mosquito nets provided.

What to bring

A sleeping blanket, additional blanket, an additional pillow, should you require it.

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