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Mashatu and MalaMala Wildlife Safari


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Mashatu and MalaMala Wildlife Safari

The Mashatu Game Reserve, within the southernmost reaches of Botswana, and the venerable Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa's Greater Kruger Park are names that are synonymous with some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. These close reserves, along with the world-famous Kruger National Park, comprise the heart of Southern Africa’s extraordinary safari country. It is genuine wilderness, and home to the famous Big Five and multitudes more. You won’t believe how much you can see in a just a week!

This trip starts in Johannesburg every Sunday and is subject to availability for your requested dates. This is an independent, custom safari that can be extended to other camps and locations.

Mashatu Game Reserve

Days 1–4

Photo of Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu is a private wildlife sanctuary within the Tuli Game Reserve on Botswana’s southernmost boundary abutting the edge of South Africa. Famed for its sweeping skies and giant baobab trees, Mashatu is aptly known as the “Land of Giants,” protecting Africa’s largest and tallest mammals, largest cat, largest antelope, largest and heaviest flying birds, and massive baobab trees. Night drives reveal bat-eared fox, hunting leopard, grazing hippo, elusive aardwolf and more.

Mashatu Tent Camp

Photo of Mashatu Tent Camp

Searching for a truly intimate and authentic safari experience? Look no further than Mashatu Tent Camp, in the pristine 75,000-acre Mashatu Game Reserve, the ‘Land of Giants.’ This is the Africa of your childhood dreams writ large: big skies, wide-open spaces, and really big animals. Accommodating just 16 guests in eight comfortable, classic safari tents, the only thing that isn’t big at Mashatu Tent Camp are the crowds.

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Sabi Sand Reserve

Days 5–7

Photo of Sabi Sand Reserve

Sabi Sand is one of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife locales. This private 150,000-acre reserve shares a border with Kruger National Park and is named for the two rivers that flow through it. Renowned for its excellent “Big Five” viewing—the elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and abundant leopard, which were once favorite hunting targets—Sabi Sand has led the way in bringing them back.

MalaMala Main Camp

Photo of MalaMala Main Camp

With its legendary wildlife viewing and a spirit rooted in the classic age of African exploration, MalaMala Main Camp continues to thrill veteran safari enthusiasts and first-timers alike. Situated within the massive private MalaMala Game Reserve on the banks of the Sand River, Main Camp delivers warm hospitality, first-rate service, and thrilling, face-to-face encounters with African wildlife at its captivating best.

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Day 8

Photo of Johannesburg/Home

Your safari adventure ends today in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Trip Overview

Travel Dates: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017

Trip Length: 8 days, 7 nights

Country: Botswana, South Africa


Jan 1-Dec 31, 2017
$8050 per adult double occupancy*
$5995 per child under 12 sharing with an adult*

*Pricing includes flights Johannesburg to Mashatu, Mashatu to MalaMala and MalaMala to Johannesburg, and there is a minimum 2 passengers required for these flights to operate.

Single Supplement: from $2535

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