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Mashatu Game Reserve

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 safaris. 

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 Tent Camp.

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.