Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7
Mammals: 9
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 8

Lookout for

Honey Badger
Jackal
African Wildcat
Pangolin
Bat-eared Fox
Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Brown Hyena
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Waterbuck
Crocodile

Mashatu Game Reserve is located in Botswana’s Tuli region, at the confluence of the borders of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. This incredible wilderness region abounds with flora and fauna. It is known as the “Land of the Giants”, as it is home to several iconic “giant” species of plants and animals, including the majestic African elephant and the mighty lion. Here you will also find the giraffe, the world’s tallest mammal, the eland, the world’s largest antelope, the kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird, and the ostrich, the world’s largest bird. The diverse landscape, which is made up of open plains, grassland, marshlands and riverine forests, is dotted with massive baobab and Nyala berry trees. Over 350 bird species are found in Mashatu, including the lilac-breasted roller, Botswana’s national bird. Adventure safari activities offer exciting ways to explore the region, and include thrilling options such as walking safaris, horseback safaris and cycling safaris.

Why we like it

Iconic "giant" species - elephants, baobabs and big cats; Unique safari activities such as horseback and cycling safaris

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 29 000 Hectares
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Bobonong

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Mashatu Lodge Super Luxury Full Board
Mashatu Tent Camp Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Tuli 7-night Horseback Safari Super Luxury 7 nights

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Map

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Lion
Giraffe
Eland


BRIDS
Kori Bustard
Lilac-breasted Roller
Ostrich
Marabou Stork


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Tree Monitor
Water Monitor


TREES
Mashatu (Nyala Berry) Tree
Baobab
Marula
Mopane


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland
Open Plains
Riverine Forest
Marshland