Featuring a floodlit waterhole that gives its guests an insight into Africa's nocturnal wildlife, Mashatu Main Camp is located in the private Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana's Tuli Block. A small, intimate but family-friendly camp of only 14 suites, the focus here is on delivering a comprehensive game viewing and cultural experience in the little-visited south-east corner of Botswana. Set out at dawn and dusk with dedicated Tswana rangers and trackers on game drives to spot the famous big game of the region.

Hear about the fascinating protection and conservation initiatives in the camp's Discovery Room and visit the historical Motloutse Ruins and Pitsani Koppie sites for a cultural alternative. And when the day is done, relax in the plush lounge or enjoy a sundowner at the Gin Trap bar while gazing out over the waterhole.


  • Located in private game reserve
  • Elevated camp set above floodlit waterhole
  • Family-friendly & kids programmes
  • Big game viewing & great bird watching
  • Close to archaeological sites

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Mashatu Main Camp is elevated around a floodlit waterhole and offers many excellent vantage points from which to view animals as they come down to drink.

The camp has a comfortable lounge and bar area as well as a large swimming pool, a curio shop and conference facilities.

A family-friendly camp, Mashatu has a professional children's programme where young ones will be educated about the environment by trained supervisors and rangers while you catch up on some relaxation time or go for a game drive.

The reserve has initiated a number of research programmes as part of the protection and conservation of the area. Mashatu Main Camp is the base for this research and you will be offered an insight into these fascinating programmes at the camp's Discovery Room.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


Mashatu Main Camp has an indoor dining area though the camp's sumptuous dinners of fresh, wholesome and African-inspired dishes are usually served around a crackling fire in the enclosed boma and under a canopy of African stars. Your favourite drinks are available at the Gin Trap bar which looks out over the floodlit waterhole.

Luxury Suite

With only 14 comfortable suites available, there are never more than 28 guests at Mashatu Main Camp. Decorated in an authentic African style, each suite has a double bed and an extra-large single bed together with a seating area comprising a day bed to accommodate families with younger children.

Each suite has an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower, and all are equipped with climate control to keep your environment comfortable at all times. Insect-proof screening on windows and doors keeps out any unwanted visitors.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower

Other Room Types

Superior Chalets have twin 'his' and 'her' en suite bathrooms as well as private verandas.


  • Biking
  • Cycling safaris
  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Game drives
  • Horse riding
  • Guided walking safaris
  • 4x4 Drives
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Full-day safaris
  • Nature drives
  • Photographic safaris
  • Local village visits
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $535 Full Board Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Mashatu was most enjoyable for us as the game viewing was exceptionally good and all of the staff were wonderful.

    David Hansen, September 2012
  • The staff were wonderful and extremely helpful. Our guide, Joe and Albert were first class and we really enjoyed Joe's tremendous experience and humour, as well as his knowledge of the animals. Unlike other reserves we have been to, Joe kept us informed as to what we were either looking for or driving towards, even though we realized the sighting may have moved off by the time we arrived. We really appreciated this as we have found other private reserves very frustrating when the guides keep you in the dark about sightings until you arrive. The accommodation was excellent and the meals were always well prepared and tasty.

    Lawrence Samuels, April 2008

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Shandre Steenkamp

Shandre Steenkamp

Africa Safari Expert

"Mashatu is located in one of Botswana's most remote and wild game reserves - expect great activities & excellent game viewing."



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Mashatu was most enjoyable for us as the game viewing was exceptionally good and all of the staff were wonderful.

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