Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 7.5

Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog
Baboon

Situated in the southeastern corner of Botswana, alongside the borders of South Africa and Zimbabwe, lies the Tuli Block. It consists of a conservancy of privately-owned game farms. It is fondly known as the 'Land of Giants', where huge trees line the banks of the Limpopo and the Shashe rivers, massive herds of elephant wander the river basin, and the large apex predators are prolific. The Tuli gets incredibly dry during the dry winter months, and game species are drawn to the rivers and to the remaining pools. The Tuli is a unique safari destination and offers a wide array of activities, from traditional game drive-based safaris to horseback and cycle safaris. It is easily accessible from Johannesburg and Francistown, and the border is relatively quiet.

Why we like it

Grand, majestic landscape; Excellent predator and elephant populations; Unique safari experiences such as horseback and cycling

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 80 000 Ha
Reserve Type: Conservancy
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Bobonong

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Serolo Safari Camp Full Board, Self-catering

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Cycle Mashatu - Tuli Cycling Safari Middle 4 Days, 3 Nights
Tuli Cycle Safaris - Cycle Mashatu Middle 4 Days, 3 Nights

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Lion
Spotted Hyena


BRIDS
Ostrich
African Fish Eagle
Pels Fishing Owl
Lilac Breasted Roller
Secretary Bird


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor Lizard
Leopard Tortoise


TREES
Baobab
Jackalberry
Fever Tree


HABITAT TYPES
Riverine
Savannah Woodland
Open Plains
Rocky Outcrops
Semi-Desert