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Located on the eastern tip of Botswana, bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mashatu is characterized by Woodland Savanna, wide-open plains, sacred Sandstone outcrops, and swampy vleis. This diversity of habitats supports the largest elephant population on private property in Botswana. Some 1,000 elephants call Mashatu home. Leopards stalk the Majali dry river, and Mashatu provides some of the best leopard viewing in Africa, often reclining in a huge Mashatu (Nyala berry) tree. Lions, cheetahs, and hyenas are also found on the reserve, along with an array of other species such as eland, wildebeest, zebra, impala, and bushbuck. Birders and bird photographers will not be disappointed, with over 360 species recorded. The overall photographic success rate is one of the highest we know of, with birdlife, predators, and large mammals all combining to keep your cameras very busy. There is a fantastic sunken photographic hide on the reserve, giving wildlife the opportunity to seek you out. This hide has produced several award-winning images. It is perfectly positioned to utilize the light, and because of the low perspective, the backgrounds are incredible. When the elephants aren't around, many species of mammals and birds use the waterhole, so there is usually something exciting to photograph. Whether searching for wildlife in an open vehicle or waiting for action inside the hide, the wildlife experience in this ancient landscape will leave you astounded and inspired to return to Africa as soon as you can.
I would like to a quick note to say thank you for a great photographic safari. Shems photographic knowledge and willingness to share his skills with us made this trip well worth it. The sightings and the opportunities that were presented to us were spectacular, from the first game drive to the last drive.
An excellent destination to conduct a field workshop. At the current price I wont hesitate to join again.jpg experience and sightings will always be part of my memory. Thanks Shem for yet another few beautiful days out in nature!
The course is highly recommended for anyone wanting to know how to achieve the most from their camera when it comes to wildlife photography. Mashatu is an excellent place to view wildlife in big open wide spaces.jpg tented camp is great and has wonderful and friendly staff and is a very relaxing place to spend time at.