Affectionately known as the “land of Giants”, Mashatu is the epitome of what defines a wilderness area in Africa. This 90,000 acre wilderness is a wildlife photographer’s dream destination. Mashatu is situated on the eastern tip of Botswana, bordering South Africa and Zimbabwe and is a private game reserve not open to the public and upholds strong conservation values, therefore you will never find yourself in a crowd of vehicles putting pressure on the wildlife. It is characterised by woodland Savanna, wide open plains areas, sacred sandstone outcrops and swampy marshes. This diversity of habitats supports the largest elephant population on private property in Botswana. Some 1000 Elephants call Mashatu home. It also provides some of the best leopard viewing in Africa, often found reclining in a huge Mashatu tree. Lion, Cheetah and Hyena are also found on the reserve, with an array of other species such as Eland, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala and Bushbuck. Bird photographers will also not be disappointed, with over 360 species recorded. The overall photographic hit rate is one of the highest out there, with birdlife, predators and large mammals all combining to keep your cameras very busy.