I was fortunate to have an amazing visit in December to Mashatu Game Reserve, located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana. This is a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a Wold Heritage Site in South Africa.
One is amazed at the vast open spaces and the biodiversity of wildlife.
I stayed at Mashatu Tented Camp, which offers a real intimate bush experience. The eight private tents are tucked away in the trees. The camp staff are warm and friendly and soon guest and staff feel like a big family. Early morning and evening game drives brought us close to amazing wildlife to include cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, hyena, plains game and incredible birdlife. Mashatu also offers horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and bush walks.
Our guides and trackers had intimate knowledge of the bush, many of whom have been working at Mashatu for 13 years plus. After all the good rains, we drove into this wonderland of devil flowers as far as the eye could see. It touched your soul to overlook the valleys and see herds of elephant returning and the vistas stretching ahead for miles.