Situated in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana, bordering South Africa, Mashatu Game Reserve is a privately owned conserved wilderness area comprising 29,000 hectares (72000 acres). Here the great Limpopo and Shashhe Rivers converge and the diverse landscape includes grassland, wide open plains, rocky hills, riverine forests, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges. Mashatu or 'Land of Giants' is a sanctuary to the largest herds of elephants on privately owned land on the African continent. It is also home to the world's tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world's largest bird, the ostrich, the world's heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard and the world's largest antelope, the eland. Add to this the king of the beasts, the lion and the iconic baobab tree and you have Africa's big seven land based giants. See these animals and many more on a variety of activities from game drives and walks to horse riding and mountain biking.
Mashatu Tented Camp is completely at one with the environment. It has an intimate setting of eight private tents tucked under the branches of enormous trees, all accessible via meandering pathways. Each of the spacious and comfortable tents is mounted on a concrete platform and features its own private outdoor en-suite facilities, including a shower.
Simple meals are shared with all guests at the camp either in the open-air thatched gazebo or in the boma (enclosure) overlooking the floodlit, well-populated waterhole. There is also a plunge pool to enable guests to cool off and escape the relentless heat typical of the summer months.
A unique feature of the camp is its study and shaded hide which overlooks the waterhole. Here guests can sit quietly and witness animals going about their day, completely unaware that they are being watched.
Either a flight from Johannesburg to the city of Polokwane followed by a 2-hour road transfer or a light aircraft flight from Johannesburg to Limpopo Valley Airfield on Mashatu (twice weekly).
Game drives, walking safaris, horse safaris, photographic hides and cycle safaris.
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