Mashatu Main Camp

Tuli Block, Botswana

Mashatu Main Camp

Sister camp to Mashatu Tented Camp, Mashatu Main Camp is situated in the remote eastern corner of Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, an area known historically as the Tuli enclave.

Sister camp to Mashatu Tented Camp, Mashatu Main Camp is situated in Botswana's remote eastern corner, at the conflux of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers, an area traditionally referred to as the Tuli Block. This narrow fringe of land is a diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshland, open plains and sandstone outcrops. It offers fabulous game-viewing, yet its remoteness ensures that it receives only a fraction of the visitors of Botswana’s more accessible northern and central game parks. The Mashatu Camps, which form part of 30,000ha Mashatu private reserve, are among the only safari camps in entire region.

Mashatu Main Camp takes its name from the Mashatu trees, which are ubiquitous throughout this region. Mashatu is also the home of no less than seven of Africa's giants: the African elephant, the lion, giraffe, the baobab tree, the eland, the ostrich, and the kori bustard. It is fitting therefore, that some 75,000 acres / 30,000 hectares of pristine game country be set aside for these unique, prodigious features of this exhilarating continent. Historic and archaeological sites abound; notable are the Motloutse Ruins and the Pitsani Koppie sites.

The wildlife experience at Mashatu is personalised. Dedicated, experienced Tswana rangers and trackers are keen to show you their world. Radio-linked 4-wheel drive vehicles, groups of mountain bicycles or horses set out at dawn and again at dusk in search of the diverse variety of fauna and flora which abound throughout the reserve. Whether you visit Mashatu for the excitement of the big game viewing, the relaxation of unspoilt Africa or the quiet luxury of the camps, you will not be disappointed.

Mashatu Main Camp is the larger and more luxurious of Mashatu's camps. Mashatu Main Camp is elevated around a waterhole and offers excellent game viewing opportunities from within the camp itself. The dining area, stunning day lounge and "Gin Trap" bar provide diverse lookouts from which to enjoy and appreciate the environment. Facilities within the camp include a swimming pool and an air-conditioned lounge.


Mashatu Main Camp offers 14 tastefully and authentically decorated suites. Each suite is furnished with either two three-quarter beds and a day bed, or two double beds and a day bed, expansive en suite bathroom with shower, bath, his and hers basins, and a second W.C.

24 hour temperature control adds to the comfort of each suite.


Mashatu Main Camp has a dining room and a lala-palm enclosed African boma, in which sumptuous dinners are savoured under the magnificent African night sky and around a blazing fire.


- Dining area and lounge
- Safari Boutique
- Safari Bar
- Lala-Palm enclosed boma
- Swimming pool
- Curio shop
- The Discovery Room
- Mountain bikes


- Game Drives
- Horse Riding Safaris
- Cycling Safaris
- Walking Safaris
- Mashatu Research
- Ivory Drive
- Predator Drive
- Archaeological Ruin Visits

Child Policy

At Mashatu Main Camp, children of all ages are welcome. Please note, however, that children under five cannot dine in the boma for safety reasons, and cannot be taken on game drives unless you reserve a safari vehicle for sole use at additional cost. Special dining arrangements can be made and babysitting services are provided on request. Family rooms and triple rooms are available upon request.