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Mashatu Main Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2017

a bit of an ‘affected’ atmosphere. Having visited approximately 15 camps over the years throughout Southern Africa, including Mashatu Tented Camp, we found the ambiance at the Main Camp to be a bit artificial. Whilst all the staff was very professional, the hospitality felt slightly contrived. Perhaps this was due to a visit from the Vice President of Botswana. Regardless, we had a very nice stay due to the guiding and game viewing. Our guide and tracker (Rogers and Gomes) were superb in every way. From their tracking and guiding skills, to knowledge of flora and fauna they carefully listened to our interests, shared their expertise and good humour, and did their best to meet our interests. They delivered in a spectacular manner, from baobab sunsets to observing amazing animal behavior.
The grounds are lovely. The Discovery Room is truly a museum worth a visit – take the time to linger and learn. The room furnishings are tasteful, and the rooms have a very functional layout.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Wonderful food, great service and fantastic game drives. We stayed there as part of a 5-daymountain trip with mtbsafaris.com and the overall experience was amazing. The biking was great, tent camps were great fun and the lodge was superb. Shame we could only stay one night!

Room Tip: Room 16 - the presidential suite!
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

What a delight to stay at the Mashatu Main Camp. There was simply no end to the variety of animals and each excursion was breathtaking. The main camp Is luxurious with all the amenities you need to ensure a very comfortable stay. The staff at Mashatu were wonderful and all of them made great effort to ensure that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable.

An incredible experience!!
Mashatu is a magnificent creation where viewing exquisite wild animals is a step away from an inviting and luxurious room to relax in. Add to that great food, a pool to cool off in, attentive staff and all you really have to do is sit back and enjoy a truly remarkable experience.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

A unique camp tucked quietly into the Botswana plains in the Tuli reserve area. The service is sincere, always good and on the spot. You feel like family by the time you leave this special place. Our guide , Kenosi, is a wonderful person with deep knowledge of the animals and their habitat. He put us on literally every animal we requested and he knew when the action was about to take place, would position our vehicle for best photo angles and we would watch the action come to us. Amazing. Abel, our tracker , was just as adept at describing a situation and tracking the animals.

This is a special place that is hard to describe - I will be back.

And, I recommend the photography "hide" side trip early in your stay, you go in with a pro photographer and get all the benefits of that plus you are at eye level with the animals that show up to the watering hole. Most of my best pics where from that drive and I was a much better photographer the rest of the trip

Room Tip: get a room on the watering hole for extra animal viewings
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had amazing experiences here including observing a group of cheetah chase and kill a kudu. It is hard to add to the other reviews. This place is simply the best. We had two guides in each vehicle: one to drive and one to spot (esp. at night). They answered all of our questions and did a terrific job of finding interesting things to see. We also did a walk to learn about scat and caught the interest of some hyena cubs. They are very curious and came right up to us. Also saw amazing bee-eater birds and of course the lilac breasted roller.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mashatu Main Camp

Address: Mashatu Game Reserve 3603, Botswana
Region: Botswana > Central District > Mashatu Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Mashatu Game Reserve
Price Range: R5 612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the centre of Mashatu Game Reserve and in close proximity to the Majale River, Main Camp is an oasis in this desert landscape. Each suite is supremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and features air conditioning, large spacious accommodations and generous bathrooms. This is the ideal camp for independent travellers and/or families travelling together with all suites designed to comfortably accommodate children. ... more   less 
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