Mashatu Tent Camp is a tented camp in the private and game-rich Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Enclave region of south-east Botswana.

Mashatu Tent Camp is one of the best value for money camps in Africa. The camp itself is very comfortable yet retains an authentic and intimate camp atmosphere, and whilst food is good quality and service is professional, it is not a camp you choose to visit if you are looking for a luxurious, relaxing stay. The beauty of Mashatu Tent Camp is the direct access you have to the exclusive Mashatu Game Reserve and everything it offers – incredible game viewing, varied activities, genuine exclusivity and a beautiful wilderness experience.

Mashatu is often favoured by photographers too as the game viewing is so good and they have a photographic vehicle available to hire and a ground level photo hide that can be booked in advance, along with a photographic host. Mashatu is ideal for enthusiasts looking for an affordable big game and wilderness experience, and makes a great combination with various safari regions in northern South Africa including the northern section of the Kruger National Park, the private game reserves bordering the southern Kruger, Madikwe Game Reserve and the Waterberg Region.


Mashatu Tent caters for 16 guests in eight comfortable tents, each raised off the ground on a concrete plinth and accessed through a framed canvas door. The tents are furnished with proper beds, tables, a wardrobe and chairs…


Mashatu is the largest privately owned game reserve in southern Africa, and is located in the ‘wedge’ of south-eastern Botswana known locally as the Tuli Enclave which lies between Shashe (border with Zimbabwe) and Limpopo (South Africa)…


Whilst Mashatu Tent Camp does not accept children under 12 years of age, families with older children would certainly find this a fantastic and adventurous safari option. With an extensive activity list and exciting game viewing, we feel that…

Conservation & community

A newly formed Conservation Trust ensures that the wildlife and their habitat are conserved through protection, research and education. Predator research is also being undertaken by researchers on the reserve as well as the presence of…

Location Mashatu Game Reserve
Access Scheduled flight to Limpopo airfield / Road transfer or self-drive to Pont Drift
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented Camp
Focus Big game / Photography
Children 12 years +
Activities Game drives (day & night) / Cycling / Walking / Photographic hides
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options One photographic vehicle
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 8 Tents
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Standing fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Available at a charge
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Designated area
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included No (drinks prepayment option available)
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard and AMEX