Mashatu Tented Camp Highlights
• Traditional bush camp experience
• Enjoy a bush-shower under the stars
• Mashatu is extraordinary and holds ecological diversity uncommon in other reserves
• The largest herds of free roaming elephants in Southern Africa can be found here
• Magnificent wildlife and prolific birdlife
Mashatu Tented Camp Description
Mashatu Tent Camp offers 8 completely private comfortable tents nestled under the branches of enormous trees, accessible via meandering pathways. The tents are spacious and comfortable. Each unit is mounted on a concrete platform, and has its own private outdoor en-suite facilities (including W.C and shower). Meal- times are shared either in the open-air thatched gazebo, or in the boma overlooking a floodlit and popular waterhole. A plunge pool provides a refreshing break from the unrelenting sunshine typical of the summer months. Guests can also explore the hide, overlooking the waterhole. The sturdy and shaded structure enables bush enthusiasts to sit quietly and to obverse animal species going about their day. And the best part – the animals are completely unaware that they are not alone. It is humbling indeed to be an observer, standing where the world is perfect.
Mashatu Tented Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Mashatu is known as the ‘Land of Giants’ and takes its name from the locally-sacrosanct Mashatu tree and the giants that roam its terrain. As one of the largest private game reserve in southern Africa, Mashatu is, at 25 000 ha (75 000 acres), the ideal location for the world’s largest land mammal, the elephant, with the largest herds on privately owned land on earth. Mashatu also provides sanctuary to the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world’s largest antelope, the eland, the world’s largest bird, and the ostrich and of course, the world’s heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard. Add the lion, the king of the beasts and the iconic baobab. Mashatu is an extraordinary place and holds ecological diversity uncommon in other reserves. Mashatu also hosts three members of the Big Five; leopard, lion and elephant and some of the more surprising species include the aardwolf, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, honey badger and black-backed jackal. Recently introduced to Mashatu (as part of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve) is the endangered wild dog. Mashatu is also an ornithological paradise, and plays host to more than 350 bird species, including the enchanting lilac-breasted roller.
Early morning and afternoon evening game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Adventure safaris are on horse-back and mountain bike as well as nature walks.