Mashatu Game Reserve

Discover iconic Mashatu Game Reserve

Known as the ‘land of the giants’, Mashatu is a vast wilderness immersed in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana. Sharing unfenced borders with both South African and Zimbabwean national parks, this biodiverse conservation area is prolific with flourishing flora and iconic fauna. Located at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, this privately owned expanse of 29,000 hectares (72,000 acres) is a textured landscape of dense riverine forest, craggy hills, towering sandstone ridges, boundless open plains and sweeping savannah.

Mashatu is named after the locally revered Mashatu (Nyala berry) trees that fringe the river, and wildlife are drawn to this natural leafy refuge that provides shade and food. Custodian to enormous herds of elephants and dotted with ancient baobab trees, this terrain is the ultimate safariscape with leopard, lion, and spotted hyena, and offers a plethora of adventurous experiences. Guests are able to get up close and personal with wildlife and enjoy the thrill of off-road safari. This pristine African bush is the stuff dreams are made of.

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