Mashatu Private Game Reserve

This package includes 4 nights in either the tented camp or the main lodge at the Mashatu Private Game Reserve in the eastern corner of Botswana. The main attraction of Mashatu is the range of activities on offer which includes guided open vehicle day and night game drives, guided walking safaris, mountain bike safaris, horse safaris, specialized hiking trails, ivory drives, predator drives and archaeological site visits.

Mashatu is the largest private game reserve in Africa and is home to large herds of elephant, prides of lion and cheetah. Along the river courses, huge mashatu trees provide shade for eland, impala, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra, whilst at night, the bat-eared fox, african wildcat and the magnificent leopard search for prey. Mashatu Game Reserve proudly provides a refuge for the largest, single population of elephant on privately owned land in Africa. Known as the relic herds of Shashe, these elephants are the last living testament to the great herds that once populated the meandering Limpopo valley. Today, the population on Mashatu Game Reserve alone is estimated to number in excess of 500.

At Mashatu you will have the choice of a luxurious suite at the beautifully designed and very comfortable main lodge with its extensive list of guest amenities or the more secluded and rustic tented camp.

Price – Tented Camp – Person twin share – AUD

01 Jan to 31 Dec 2018AUD 2,370 – (USD 1,660)SingleAUD 3,570 – (USD  2,500)
01 Jan to 31 Dec 2019AUD 2,540 – (USD 1,780)SingleAUD 3,830 – (USD  2,680)

Price – Main Camp – Per person twin share – AUD

01 Jan to 31 Dec 2018AUD 3,200 – (USD 2,240)SingleAUD 4,825 – (USD  3,380)
01 Jan to 31 Dec 2019AUD 3,455 – (USD 2,420)SingleAUD 5,210 – (USD  3,648)

Number of Days:  5

Note:
1. Departs daily, subject to availability.
2. Children under 12 years are not permitted at Mashatu Tented Camp

Package Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in either a tented camp with en-suite or an air conditioned suite at the main camp
  • All meals
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by experienced rangers and trackers
  • Transfers to and from the Limpopo Valley Airfield and the Pont Drift Border Post at scheduled times

Package does not include:

  • Bar purchase
  • Telecommunication costs
  • Laundry
  • Adventure activities
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Limpopo Valley Airfield – (Prices available on application)
  • Airport transfers to and from the Limpopo Valley Airfield and the Pont Drift Border Post outside of specified times
  • Cable car transfers across the Limpopo River if required

This package is fully customisable to best suit your requirements with more or less nights available. Please contact us for a quote for your desired itinerary.

Day 1 – Arrival Mashatu Private Game Reserve
On arrival at the Limpopo Valley Airfield you will be met and transferred the short distance to the Mashatu Private Game Reserve where you may want to undertake a late afternoon/evening game drive or relax at your accommodation enjoying a bush boma under the stars.

Day 2 to 4 – Mashatu Private Game Reserve
Your days can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you wish as you have the option of game drives with experienced guides through the park or walking safaris with experienced guides through this wildlife rich game park. You may also want to get more adventurous and partake in the number of other adventurous activities the camp has on offer including mountain bike safaris, horseback safaris, Ivory drives or the Predator drive. You can also relax and wile away your time in the comforts of your lodge with its reading room, safari deck, bar, restaurant and swimming pool.

Day 5 – Depart Mashatu Private Game Reserve
This morning after an early morning game drive you will be transferred to Limpopo Valley Airfield for your onward flight.

Mashatu Tented Camp
Nestled in the remote northern area of the reserve lies Mashatu Tent Camp. With never more than sixteen guests, this idyllic getaway provides accommodation in the form of eight twin tents. Although rustic in character every facility is provided. The tents are insect-proofed, have comfortable beds and each has an en-suite shower and W.C. facility. There is an open sided thatch deck where meals are served and a traditional boma for intimate camp¬fire dinners and a safari bar featuring a full selection of beverages. This camp also contains a very welcome plunge pool. Your total comfort is the priority of your hosts. While on game drives, you will be taken care of by your ranger and on your return, the camp staff will gladly attend to your every need.

Mashatu Main Lodge
Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp) is an oasis among the undulating and seemingly endless plains of the wild. 14 luxury suites lie along the camp’s perimeter and are designed to allow absolute privacy and a communion with the bush and its inhabitants. Watch elephants splashing at the waterhole, listen to the lyrical melody of the woodlands kingfisher on a branch overhead, smell the grassy scent of the bushveld, touch the bark of an ancient tree and inhale a breath of air so pure, it’s intoxicating.

Each of the air-conditioned suites at Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp) is tastefully decorated and includes impressive black and white prints of Africa’s most beautiful animals. A double bed and an extra-large single bed, together with a seating area that includes a single day bed, comfortably accommodates families. The ample en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C. complete the well-appointed suites.

This is the ideal camp for the family traveler. A large swimming pool is a focal point where Mashatu Lodge visitors cool down and relax between game activities. The Discovery Room is the portal through which curious visitors get a glimpse of another world – one that existed long before the appearance of man. The animal specimens and relics will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages.

Meals are a sumptuous celebration of traditional African Cuisine – flavoursome, but lacking in ostentation. Fresh fruits, vegetables, home-made breads and pies, succulent meat dishes and delicious desserts will appeal to a guest who appreciates home cooking at its best.

For a touch of retail therapy, the fully stocked curio shop showcases a variety of African crafts, clothing and jewellery. Fear not – if you run out of sunscreen or your battery runs flat, you can replace these too.

 

This package is the perfect extension to any of the South Africa packages as includes a return flight from Johannesburg to Mashatu.

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We have a range of Botswana tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.

Please contact us for a quote for your desired itinerary or for more information on a Botswana Tour & Safari option.