The Tuli-Mashatu Horse Riding Safari, Botswana
8 Days / 7 Nights / 8 Days on horseback
An expedition observing wild animals in their natural habitat from the Saddle
Welcome to the land of the Giants !
This riding safari is a 8 days adventure that covers a distance of over 190 Km. Traversing the Mopane savannah and stunning river valleys, with accommodation in three unique and beautiful camps, each with distinct design and character.
This journey embraces the true definition of a safari: an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat. From horseback, the beauty of the African topography, fauna and flora will unfurl, and be complimented by a touch of classic safari luxury: hot showers, mouth-watering food, and memorable camps.
As the wildlife in this area is not seasonal, wonderful game viewing experiences are possible throughout the year.
Mashatu is the epitome of all that defines wilderness areas in Africa.
Be charmed by the vast open spaces, biodiversity of wildlife, majestic skies and the tranquility interspersed with birdsong and sounds of the wild.
Located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana which is situated between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site in South Africa. Mashatu shares unfenced borders with both the South African and Zimbabwean national parks in the south and north respectively. This vast area forms part of a cross boundary wildlife conservation area protecting the substantial biodiversity of fauna and flora in this region.
Mashatu Game Reserve comprises 29,000 hectares (72000 acres) of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The reserve lies in the eastern extremity of Botswana where the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge. This exceptionally diverse landscape includes wide open plains, grassland, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.
The reserve is home to Blue Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Common Duiker, Eland, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Steenbok, Waterbuck, Bat-eared Fox, Black-backed Jackal, Cape Fox, Chacma Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Burchell’s Zebra, African Wild Cat , Caracal, Cheetah, Leopard, Lion, Serval, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Aardwolf, Spotted Hyaena, Brown Hyaena, Porcupine, Thick-tailed, Bushbaby, Lesser Bushbaby, Cape Clawless Otter, Honey Badger, Striped Polecat, Sprinhare, Tree Squirrel, Bushpig, Warthog, African Civet, Large / Small-spotted Genet, Banded Mongoose, Selous Mongoose, Slender Mongoose, White-tailed Mongoose, Antbear, Elephant, Pangolin, Rock Dassie, Yellow-spotted rock dassie, Scrub Hare, Common African python, Leopard Tortoise, Nile Crocodile, Tree Monitor, Water Monitor,…and many many birds!
“Searching for wild animals in their natural habitat from the saddle, It is like a game of hide and seek for adults with mutual respect between humans and wildlife”.