Located in the remote far eastern corner of Botswana in Mashatu Game Reserve, Mashatu Tented Camp is an oasis amongst the undulating and seemingly endless plains of the wild. Being located on the fringes of the desert, water is a precious resource. As the camp is close to water and in thick vegetation, it is an oasis for birds and animals ensuring the most incredible sightings in an otherwise endless wilderness.
Just 30 minutes by road from the main camp, Mashatu Lodge, Mashatu Tented Camp offers an immersive intimate bush experience for honeymooners, photographers and solo travellers. This lodge is unsuitable for children under the age of 12.
Meandering pathways lead you to eight completely private tents, carefully nestled under the branches of enormous trees. Each tent is spacious and comfortable with private outdoor ensuite bathrooms. This unique camp invites socialisation. Camaraderie abounds at shared meal times either in the open air thatched gazebo or the bomb overlooking the floodlit waterhole where animals come in abundance. The camp’s plunge pool is a welcome relief where guests can cool off and escape the relentless heat typical of the summer months.
The dry season in Botswana is between May and October when you can expect warm sunny days and chilly night. Water levels in the Okavango Delta are also at their highest at this time creating perfect waterways. November to April is slightly wetter but a great time to visit to see the beautiful green foliage. Animals also give birth to their young at this time.
There are several game viewing activities available at Mashatu Tented Camp. Accompanied by an experienced game ranger and tracker, vehicle game drives are taken early in the morning and in the evening when guests can stop at sunset for a sundowner in the African bush.
Engage with wildlife in other ways by taking a walking safari or taking to the bush on a mountain bike or on horseback.
An exclusive hide is a dream for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Overlooking the waterhole, the shaded hide is a highlight of any stay here and an ideal photographers location. Sit here and watch the animals going about their day in their natural environment, completely oblivious to the fact they are being watched.
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