Mashatu Game Reserve
is located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana
bordering South Africa. This place embodies that which defines
travel in Africa. Vast open space; a wide variety of wildlife
from the gigantic to the miniscule; a majestic sky, with
expansive views of the plains by day and the universe of stars
by night; a quiet that thumps with the sound of life;
and adventure tours beyond the typical game drive
including horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and wild walking
At 75,000 acres, Mashatu is one of the largest private game
reserves in southern Africa and is a fitting setting for some
of the largest herds of the world's largest land mammal - the
elephant. Mashatu also provides sanctuary to the world's
tallest mammal (the giraffe); the world's largest antelope
(the eland); the world's largest bird (the ostrich) and of
course, the world's heaviest flying bird (the kori bustard).
In addition to the three members of the Big
Five in the reserve - leopard, lion and elephant - are
some of the more surprising species, including the aardwolf,
bat-eared fox, African wild cat, honey badger and black-backed
jackal. Recently introduced to Mashatu (as part of the
Northern Tuli Game Reserve) is the endangered wild dog.
Mashatu is also home to more than 350 bird species, including
the enchanting lilac-breasted roller, whose plumage features
no fewer than seven different shades of blue.
Two wildlife researchers, who work on the Tuli Elephant
Research Project and the Northern Tuli Predator Project, have
been integrated with the eco-tourism activities on offer by
providing visitors the opportunity to accompany them on
"research-drives", where time is spent in the field with the
various study animals.
Mashatu's safari camps are an
expression of the warm hospitality of Africas people.
Relaxation is key, regardless of whether your choice is the
luxury of Mashatu Main Camp, or the rustic appeal of Mashatu
Mashatu Game Reserve is a place to connect
you to the essence of what life is meant to be. Uncomplicated,
bold, and beautiful.
Visit the Mashatu Game Reserve on our Transfrontier Wildlands of Africa tour.