Horizon Horseback Mashatu, Tuli Block, Botswana
Operating riding safaris in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of south eastern Botswana, Horizon Horseback Mashatu is situated in an area of great diversity and magnificent vistas.
With ancient civilisations and dramatic rock formations which are bordered in the south by 'the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees'. Aptly named the Land of the Giants for its baobab studded plains and large herds of elephant.
They offer two safaris to choose from the mobile seven night Tuli Safari, ending each riding day in comfortable beds, cosy duvets, hot showers and fine dining in lovely settings.
Highlight of the safaris are two nights spent sleeping out under the stars in an old tribal court called the Kgotla, and two nights in Tree Camp, which is a camp on a deck wrapped around the trunks of a giant mashatu and two ancient leadwood trees.
The ride covers approximately 120 miles over the course of the week and is scheduled Sunday to Sunday, year round.
Alternatively try an African Explorer Safari ride which combines four nights at Horizon Horseback South Africa and three nights in Botswana at our luxurious Two Mashatus camp.
The Northern Tuli Game Reserve, offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa. It is still home to large herds of elephant, prides of lion and cheetah. Along the river courses, huge riverine trees provide shade for eland, impala, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra, whilst at night, the bat eared fox, African wildcat and the magnificent leopard search for prey.
The Tuli Reserve provides a refuge to one of the largest populations of elephants on conservation land in Africa. The terrain comprises a network of dry riverbeds, rocky sandstone outcrops and high ridges with views that stretch for endless miles across Africa's interminable game rich plains. It is a place of exceptional beauty, and one ideally suited for exploration from the back of a horse.