Mashatu Classic Photo Safari 2022

14 April 2022 - 21 April 2022 Space Available

Recently Mashatu has increased in the size of the reserve. If this was an increase in size of similar vegetation type, then the news would not be impressive. However, the new “Tuli’ section of Mashatu incorporates some of the most exciting additions to the reserve one could imagine. The Tuli section meanders along the Limpopo River. Parallel to the river runs this sandstone Ridgeline of rocky outcrops that at times defies belief in how the rocks are arranged and placed. It is here that this safari now takes you into the heart of. Beautiful formations make for amazing landscape opportunities, but a speciality of this area is the possibility to see herds of elephant walking through the sandstone areas and in the evening, leopard!

This changes the dynamic completely and should we get a scene like this, it makes for pure magic images and experiences.


This safari will also take you to our regular parts of Mashatu at the tented camp, from where you will be able to visit the very famous Matebole photo hide. Each season this hide produces better and better sightings. Combining the Tuli and central game viewing areas of Mashatu together is a first for this region and provides an amazing safari and photographic experience. It is a combination of hides, sandstone ridges and the amazing wildlife photography that Mashatu always offers.

Shem Compion will be your host on the safari, along with Aubrey Tseleng- the resident photographer on the safari. Shem first visited Mashatu in 2005 and has returned multiple times each year. Between him and Aubrey, their experience and knowledge of the area means you will be hosted and guided by two of the most experienced photographers of the area. Expect to arrive at Mashatu and be tutored into taking and making better photographs than you ever imagined. This safari is limited to 6 participantsin two vehicles, meaning exclusive photo opportunities and space.

About your host, Shem Compion

Shem Compion is the co-founder and co-owner of C4 Photo Safaris. He uses his intricate knowledge of travel in Africa, its wildlife and fantastic photographic locations to give you the best photographic insight into Africa you can get. Shem runs the daily operations of C4 Photo Safaris, which includes managing the team and safaris in order to produce consistently excellent safaris for our many guests. Having personally travelled across many parts of Africa for the last 22 years, Shem brings his extensive travel, logistics and operations experience into planning your safaris and expeditions across Africa.


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About your host, Aubrey Tseleng

Botswana born and raised, Aubrey Tseleng qualified as a teacher of Art. In 2006 he studied at the University of Cape Town towards a BA Fine Arts, majoring in Photography. His work has been recognised through several awards including The Katrine Harries Purchase Award and the Tierney Fellowship.

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DAY 1 - 2

The Rasmus, South Africa

Self arrival in Pretoria South Africa at the Rasmus Boutique hotel for one nights stay. In the late afternoon you will be met by Shem Compion whom will accompany the group for dinner and discuss the travel logistics for the following day.

DAY 2 - 5

Mashatu Tent Camp, Botswana

After breakfast you will be transferred by Emerald Executive Travel by road to the Pont Drift border post. Arrival will be before 13:00, as a Mashatu representative will meet you between the South African and Botswana border at 13h00. You will then be transferred to Mashatu Tent Camp (approx 45 min - 1 hour drive) for your 7 nights stay. You will arrive at Mashatu at midday in time for an afternoon game drive. Your private guide will then explain the procedure for when you’ve booked your hide sessions and when you would like to go on the game drives for the remainder of your stay at Mashatu.