Fodor's Expert Review Mashatu Tent Camp

Mashatu Game Reserve, Central, Botswana

This small and intimate camp offers the same excellent service as Mashatu Lodge and its location, deep in the wilderness, will make you feel part of the heartbeat of Africa as you lie in your tent and listen to a lion's roar, a hyena's whoop, or a leopard's cough. Eight spacious tents with carpeted floors, each with a tiny verandah overlooking the surrounding bush, provide an unparalleled back-to-nature feeling. A fenced walkway leads to an en suite bathroom where the stars are your roof. Knowledgeable local rangers will open your ears and your eyes to the environment. There's plenty of water nearby, so the game is also plentiful, and, with lions, leopards, hyenas, and occasionally cheetahs all in the vicinity, there is a real chance to witness some unforgettable predator interaction. This camp may not be for everyone, but for something truly different, real, and very special, a stay here won't soon be forgotten.


  • True wilderness experience
  • Splendid isolation
  • Great game, especially predators


  • Very close to nature
  • No a/c
  • Not uber-luxurious




Phones: 27-31-761–3440-in South Africa


8 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Alcohol not included

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