Mashatu Game Reserve is as indeed as it is called the land of Giants in reference to the gigantic Mashatu trees that are spread across the game reserve area besides the big game that roams the plains. Mashatu game reserve is found in the remote south eastern border of Botswana and South Africa in the Tuli Block area as part of the three Bostwana game reserves found near the confluence of the Limpopo River and its valley beds.
The private game reserve covers an area of 305 sq km of riverine forests, savannah grasslands, strange gigantic Mashatu trees, Baobab, shrubs, river beds, rocky (sandstone) outcrops and in a nut shell very beautiful landscape.
The land of giants befits its habitats such as African elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, aardwolf, wild cat, bat eared fox, honey badger, black backed jackal, caracul, snakes, chameleons, baboons spotted Hyena, porcupine, zebras, leopard, lynx, civets, genets and several other mammals (big and small)
More than 300 birds nest in the Mashatu Botswana game reserve with significant sights such as the world’s biggest bird, ostrich, lilac breasted roller, king fisher, kori bustard and many other birds. Adventurous mountain biking is an interesting way to experience the wild Mashatu animals as you ride past herds of elephants, giraffes feeding on acacia branches, over the spectacular sandstone outcrops and all the time within the intense heat of the mid day sun!
The cool winter months of April to September are preferred times to visit Mashatu Game reserve on your Botswana safari excursions. Temperatures can be as high as 42ºC in the hot dry season and 14 ºC making way for the chilly nights.
Find luxury Botswana Game lodges and safari accommodations in Mashatu game reserve. There are two luxury camps found within the reserve. Mashatu Main camp and Mashatu tented camp have spacious rooms, wild themed furnishing, excellent dining and above all have good game viewing spots. There is optional accommodation from Tuli Safari lodge and other neighboring bush camps in other fringing private game reserves.