In the eastern corner of Botswana, Mashatu Private Reserve offers superb year round game viewing. Mashatu Tented Camp offers a down to earth authentic safari experience in an exclusive reserve with a fantastic range of safari experiences. Game drives day and night are the mainstay, while walking, horse riding, cycling and visits to the photographic hide complement the experience. Mashatu Tented Camp is an affordable camp delivering great game viewing and is a hidden gem.
Mashatu Tented Camp is a delightful camp, an a unassuming authentic tented camp, for those wishing to embrace the African bush in the most authentic way. Each tent is hidden away under the canopy of towering shade-giving trees and the atmosphere is of the pioneer enjoying certain modern day comforts in classic safari camp style.
The camp has a hide on site overlooking an active waterhole – a favourite haunt of antelope, elephant and predators.
Mashatu Tented Camp consists of eight sizeable tents on individual platforms offering privacy and seclusion in the heart of the African bush. Each tent has an intimate verandah space to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the surrounding bush. The rooms feature a classic outdoor ensuite shower and WC facilities – with bucket-style hot showers.
Meals are enjoyed in a traditional boma under star studded skies or under the thatched open air gazebo. The camp has a small shaded pool offering some respite from the summer heat and a quiet spot to while away the hotter hours of the day.
As well as the traditional 4×4 game drives, a full range of additional adventure activities can be arranged including horseback riding, walking safaris and mountain bike safaris, though advance booking essential and are at an additional cost.
Mashatu stands out for its incredible biodiversity, diverse terrain, rich vegetation and ecosystems which provide habitats for a wide-ranging and dynamic collection of wildlife. It is also worth noting there many important archaeological and paleontological found here.
It is no wonder it is called the Land of Giants. With striking rocky outcrops and plentiful groves of the enchanting Baobabs as the backdrop to Africa’s largest private reserve Elephant population the name is fitting. Add to that the world’s largest antelope, the world’s largest bird, the world’s tallest mammal, Africa’s heaviest flying bird, Africa’s “King of the Jungle”, the world’s fastest land mammal and one of Africa’s rarest predators, the African Wild Dog. Cat sightings are staggering. Birding enthusiasts will be happy in the huge varietyand numbers of different species– particularly during the summer migratory months of November-April – with over 350 species in residence. However, Mashatu delights all year round, every season enjoying distinct differences and specialities.
Getting to Mashatu Tented Camp has never been easier with direct flights between Mashatu and Maun, Joburg and Mala Mala – offering the opportunity to combine the Okavango as well as Kruger for a spectacular safari experience. There is a small airstrip in the Reserve complete with immigration and customs facilities, so guests can easily fly in from South Africa and do all formalities on site without the hassles and queues found in larger airports. By road, most visitors come in via South Africa’s Pont Drift border. This is a short 2 hour journey to the Reserve.
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