The Camp

Mashatu Main Camp offers a luxurious stay in the wild African bush. The main camp is larger than the Mashatu tented camp and offers 14 beautiful suites, all with magnificent en suite facilities. Phenomenal game drives will be the highlight of your African safari and can be enjoyed in 4x4 vehicles, or for the more adventurous, by foot, horseback or even on a mountain bike. Mashatu houses seven of Africa’s giants, which are:

  • African elephant: Africa’s largest mammal.
  • Lion: Africa’s largest cat.
  • Giraffe: Africa’s tallest mammal.
  • The baobab tree: One of Africa’s largest and oldest trees.
  • Eland: Africa’s largest antelope.
  • Ostrich: Africa’s largest bird.
  • Kori bustard: Africa’s heaviest flying bird.

  • This Botswana safari lodge was completely refurbished in 2003, and has a number of features that make it an ideal choice for families looking to enjoy an exclusive getaway. The 14 suites that surround the camp are raised on wooden decks, and the design makes the most of the privacy, tranquillity and splendour of the African bush. Game drives are not the only way to spot wildlife at Mashatu Main Camp. It is situated around a waterhole which allows for superb game viewing opportunities from the comfort of your own suite. Living areas consist of a dining area, day lounge and the “Gin Trap” bar. A swimming pool, curio shop, air-conditioned lounge and dining room as well as the enclosed African boma are also available to guests.


    A fully air-conditioned conference room is available at this Botswana safari lodge and has seating for up to 48 delegates. This area includes TV monitors, overhead projectors, slide projectors, screens, flip charts and white boards. There is no additional charge for the use of the conference room. One of the most interesting places at this camp is the Discovery Room, which is the base for scientific research that is done at Mashatu. Here you will be treated to the fascinating history of the area, with evidence of a time when only animals roamed the surrounding plains.

    Children’s Policy

    Age restrictions are applied in the interests of safety, as well as the comfort of other guests. Children of all ages are welcome at the camp, but those aged five and under may not dine in the boma or take part in game drives, unless the parents have reserved a safari vehicle for their sole use. Dining arrangements can be made and babysitting services are available on request (at a nominal fee). Children under 12 that are sharing with full paying adults will pay 50% less than the quoted adult price.