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Mashatu Tent Camp

Mashatu Tent Camp, is located within the 29,000 hectare Mashatu Game Reserve, in Botswana’s northern Tuli Game Reserve. Striking landscape is punctuated by towering sandstone cliffs, basalt formations, unusually shaped kopjes and baobabs.

Strategically positioned under enormous trees and close to a waterhole, the camp is almost one with its surrounds and offers a traditional bush experience.

Set on concrete platforms, 8 spacious tents are appointed for comfort, and boast private, outdoors en-suite facilities. Meals are enjoyed in the open-air gazebo or boma overlooking a floodlit waterhole. Excellent staff ensure there is an adventure component to compliment the traditional vehicle safari – cycling, walking and a short cultural excursion (extra costs apply). Between exciting game drives, or excursions, cool off in the camp’s plunge pool or settle in the hide with its outlook over the waterhole.

Style

Spacious Tents each with its own private outdoor en-suite facilities, including W.C. and shower.

Rooms

8

Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

This tented camp is the choice for the guest who seeks the ultimate one-on-one bush experience and who prefers a more intimate environment (and no children under the age of 12).

Excellent staff ensure there is an adventure component to compliment the traditional vehicle safari – cycling, walking and a short cultural excursion (extra costs apply). Between exciting game drives, or excursions, cool off in the camp’s plunge pool or settle in the hide with its outlook over the waterhole.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Mashatu is home to over 1000 elephants in a 29000 hectare reserve as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyenae and African wild cats.  

Mashatu, “Land of Giants”, takes its name from the locally sacrosanct Mashatu or Nyala berry tree (Xanthrocercis zambesiaca) and the giants that roam its terrain. These magnificent dark green trees, which are found along the rivers in the reserve, provide refuge, shade and food to a myriad wildlife. Mashatu, which is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in southern Africa, avails a sanctuary to the largest herds of elephant on privately owned land on the continent. In addition to that, the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world’s largest antelope, the eland, the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, and the world’s heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard are all part of the game drive experience on Mashatu. Add the king of the beasts, the lion and the iconic baobab tree…and you have Africa’s big seven land based giants.

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