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

Accommodation in Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu Lodge

Mashatu Lodge is located in the private Mashatu Game Reserve, in Botswana’s wild and beautiful Tuli region. Mashatu is known as the “Land of the Giants”- this incredible wilderness is home to several “giant” species: the magnificent Mashatu tree; the majestic elephant; the iconic lion; the giraffe, world’s tallest land mammal; the ostrich, world’s largest bird, the kori bustard, the…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Mashatu Tent Camp

Located in the remote wilderness of Botswana’s Tuli region, Mashatu Tent Camp offers an immersive nature experience. The camp is small and intimate, and blends in seamlessly with the surrounding bushveld. It features eight luxury tents, each tucked away under the branches of enormous trees. Each tent is spacious and comfortable, and is raised off the ground on a concrete…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Mashatu Game Reserve

7-Day Horseback Safari Trail

Unique safari experience; Thrilling alternative to traditional game drive safaris in a prime big game area

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Duration: 7 nights
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tuli 7-night Horseback Safari

Unique experience exploring the wilderness on horseback; Thrilling up-close game encounters; Magical experience sleeping out in the bush

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Duration: 7 nights
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
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Where

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

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


Wildlife Ratings

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