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Cycle Safari at Mashatu game reserve

An adventure of a lifetime. A safari on mountain bike through the 'Mashatu Game Reserve' in Botswana. Biking between lions, elephants, zebras and giraffes. The ultimate 'Wilderness experience' and one to add on your bucket list. The Mashatu Wilderness Route gives the unique opportunity to see herds of elephants migrating along their ancient migration paths. Last but not least imagine yourself spending the night under the bare African starry sky.
Mashatu Game Reserve (30,000 ha.) Is located in the far east of Botswana. It is an area without fences. The wild roams around freely. It is possible that there are five hundred elephants one week and only two the other week. 

How to get there

The Game Reserve is around a 5 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg and he journey to the Mashatu Game Reserve is an experience in itself. The world changes during this car trip. Roads, hills, people and infinite plains. The straight road divides the country like a mirror. Looking left or right it doesn’t, they are both identical.

Best time to visit

The best time of the year is May to September when it is cooler and drier. Since you will be on a mountain bike it is best it is not too hot. Click here for more climate information in Botswana.

Where to stay

The 'main camp' consists of fourteen luxury air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool, bar, lounge, terrace and restaurant. There is also a 'tent camp' with seven luxury tents. Complete with bath, veranda and a soft bed. Mashatu is far from the civilized world. A pipeline of fifty kilometers has been laid out to provide the camp with fresh water.
Cycle Mashatu: e-mail: greg@earthwalkers.co.za (for more information) and lvhs@rattray.co.za (for reservations) internet: www.cyclemashatu.co.za

This article was last updated on October 19, 2019.