Mashatsu Main Camp

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Mashatsu Main Camp, Tuli Block, Botswana

Situated in the centre of Mashatu Game Reserve and in close proximity to the Majale River, Main Camp is an oasis in this desert landscape. Each suite is supremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and features air conditioning, large spacious accommodations and generous bathrooms. This is the ideal camp for families travelling together with all suites designed to comfortably accommodate children.

Meals are a sumptuous celebration of traditional African Cuisine - flavoursome and homely. Fresh fruits, vegetables, home-made breads and pies, succulent meat dishes and delicious desserts will appeal to a guest who appreciates informal cuisine at its best.

  • 14 luxury suites
  • Discovery Room offers an insight into this fascinating region rich in flora, fauna and archaeological artefacts
  • Camp capacity - 28
  • Children of all ages accepted (certain restrictions apply to ages 4 and under)
  • Mashatu Main Camp offers a specialised children's programme which is guaranteed to entertain and educate in equal measure

Game Drives

Cycling Safaris

Bring your mountain bike and ride amongst the wildlife of the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve. You owe yourself this opportunity at least once in your life!

Cycle Mashatu operates the cycling concession on Mashatu Game Reserve. Cycling is offered to guests from both Main Camp and Tent Camp as an experience to be enjoyed during their stay on a more traditional vehicle safari. Guests can also book a 'camp wild' cycling experience comprising up to three days on a cycling safari. These safaris depart on Fridays and Tuesdays in the winter months where Cycle Mashatu offers a 3 night guided mountain biking adventure, catering for up to 8 cyclists. Enjoy riding elephant manicured game paths, sleeping under starlit skies and exploring the ancient Land of the Giants. Cycle Mashatu tailors the tours to suit the group's fitness and strength and provides vehicle support, meals, and camp amenities. Many would argue that you have not lived until you have cycled in the Land of the Giants - a thrilling experience indeed!

Walking Safaris

There are a wide variety of landscapes, vegetation types and eco-systems on Mashatu which should all be experienced first-hand. Walking Mashatu offers the wilderness lover, the bird watcher, the keen botanist, the intrepid hiker and the nature enthusiast the ultimate experience whilst walking in the Land of the Giants.

Horse Safaris

Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris is honoured with the reputation of having the finest schooled horses on the African continent. Surrounded by a multitude of Africa's flora and fauna, come and explore this breath-taking terrain from horseback, in the company of experienced African equestrian hosts who have extensive knowledge and experience of the bush. There is nothing more exhilarating than galloping on horseback alongside herds of antelope, over the wild open plains of Mashatu, kicking dust into the sunset sky

Mashatsu Photographic Hides

This concession on Mashatu comprises a resident wildlife photographer, based at Mashatu Main Camp and photographic hides in two selected sites plus a mobile hide on the reserve. Guests at Mashatu can enlist the photographic expertise of the photographer or simply visit one of the hides during their stay which will be charged as an additional activity over and above the daily rates for accommodation.

Mashatsu Cultural / Village Excursion

The cultural journey promises a view of the true heart of Africa where time has not ravaged the face of absolute originality. It is a humbling experience to realise how simple life can be - living at one with this extraordinary land.

  • The largest reserve on private land in Botswana
  • Situated in the centre of the proposed Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area
  • Very good predator and elephant viewing
  • A true wilderness with a diversity of ecosystems and a variety of interesting landscapes
  • Adventure safaris; walking, cycling and horse safaris
  • A unique photographic experience encompassing a range of hides
  • Archaeological ruins; sister ruins to Mapungubwe
  • Eight perennial and non-perennial rivers that transect Mashatu
  • Over 350 bird species
  • Incredible sunrises and sunsets
  • The night skies
  • 92% rain free days over the past 16 years
  • Hospitable African employees many of whom have over 20 years of service on Mashatu

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