Location

Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block in eastern Botswana

Accommodation Type

All-suite safari lodge

Accommodation Level

Deluxe

Price Guide

££££

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Mashatu Lodge Highlights

  • Remote wilderness location
  • Game drives with highly knowledgeable guides
  • Superb wildlife hides
  • Luxury, air-conditioned suites, great for families
  • Options for exciting cycling or horse riding safaris
  • Photographic courses

Mashatu Lodge overview

Mashatu Lodge is a luxurious camp in a private reserve in the Tuli Block, eastern Botswana. Whilst Tuli Block is firmly located in Botswana, it is just as easy to access from South Africa with regular flights from both Maun and Johannesburg, so Mashatu can be part of a South African itinerary as well as a Botswana safari.

Days revolve round early morning and late afternoon game drives in the reserve. The very terrain includes open plains, riverine forests, rugged hills, grassland and marshes. Sightings of elephant, giraffe and eland are common and predators include lion, leopard and hyena. The bird life is just as diverse with over 350 species. Guides are very experienced and will help you see and photograph some amazing wildlife scenes.

Half day walking safaris are available, and energetic visitors may take to two wheels to safari by mountain bike. Experienced equestrians can enjoy exciting horse-back safaris run by Limpopo Horse Safaris. 

There are 14 sumptuous suites at Mashatu Lodge, each with three beds and a day bed, and there are interconnecting suites to accommodate families. There’s a comfy sofa, patterned cushions and black and white animal prints on the walls. Air-conditioning maintains your chosen temperature. The bathroom is equally roomy and has both a bath and shower. At the front you have a large private terrace where you can pass the time between activities.

At the centre of the lodge, the lounge is set on a high deck for panoramic views. The adjacent bar stocks a good range of beverages and leads out to an expansive viewing deck. The restaurant offers a tempting array of home-cooked African dishes, and many meals are eaten outdoors in the boma by the campfire. All these areas overlook the busy waterhole for wildlife viewing on your doorstep. The discovery room is dedicated to local flora and fauna, with an eclectic display including animal skeletons, archaeological and Boer War artefacts and some live species such as snakes and scorpions. The shop stocks a selection of clothing, jewellery and crafts, which make memorable gifts and souvenirs. 

 

Mashatu Lodge

Mashatu Lodge

 

 

Facilities

  • Dining room
  • Boma
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Discovery room – library-cum-museum
  • Free Wi-Fi in designated areas
  • 24 hour electricity
  • Laundry

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Horseback safaris – experienced riders only
  • Mountain bike safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • Choice of hides for excellent wildlife encounters
  • Observing wildlife at the waterhole from the deck
  • Cultural visits

Children

Children of all ages are welcome. Some activities have minimum age restrictions. 

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Rooms

Spacious accommodation with polished wooden floors, large beds, sitting area and safari paintings on the walls, all cooled by air-conditioning.

  • 14 Guest suites
  • Air-conditioned
  • Double bed and large single bed
  • Daybed and sofa
  • En-suite bathroom with twin basins, bath and shower
  • Flush toilet
  • Shaded terrace

We know and love Botswana, and would be delighted to
help you plan your perfect Botswana Safari holiday.
Call 01473 599083 to speak to a Botswana travel specialists today.