Mashatu Lodge Botswana

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Steve Kaufman and Idube Safaris Presents
Jamming in Botswana Photo Safari

After your arrival at the OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, you will be transferred to the Mondior Hotel.  If you arrive on the official arrival day we will meet you at the airport and help with your easy transfer to the hotel. If you arrive a day or more before the official arrival day, you will take the hotel shuttle over to the hotel. Safaris do not normally include food and lodging for pre and post safari days. Please check with us for your arrangements as well as assistance in securing these rooms. We normally will meet in the hotel foyer at 6:30 PM on the pre safari night as a group for an introduction and dinner.

Our First Night in Johannesburg at the Emperor's Palace the Mondior

On our designated day our safari will begin. We will depart from the Mondior at 830 AM. We will begin our day with an incredible shopping experience and cultural center visit. We will be staying over night at the cultural center

Shopping at Cambanos en route to Lesedi Cultural Center

Cambanos and Son Agencies is a family business started by Jean and Dennis Cambanos in 1982, it was a small curio wholesaler working out of an office in Johannesburg town centre. They offered customers something extra, personal service and the pledge that they would always make sure the customer was happy.

The business is now one of the biggest in South Africa, supplying the world with African curios. But the pledge remains the same “Make sure the customer is happy” and hope they eventually become friends. The business is still run by the family today; Gerry Cambanos is only a phone call away if you require a piece of Africa in your home.

Lesedi Cultural Center

2018 Jamming in SA Photo Safari Group (Kevin and Tricia kneeling in front)

Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at aha Lesedi can also see the light.”

Sleep in Tribal Huts - Two Double Beds, Private Bath. 2nd Night in Africa

Your African Safari Hosts

Join Safari experts Kevin and Tricia Dooley with Steve and Donna on an experience of a lifetime in the exotic African Bush!  Kevin is a well known Wildlife Photographer, his images have won numerous awards by National Geographic, Africa Geographic, Photographic World Cup, to mention but a few.  

Tricia is South African and loves sharing her passion for wildlife and her homeland. Spend your mornings and afternoons discovering the many species of wild Africa. Imagine seeing and photographing Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, and many other species in their wild habitat. Witness and learn about their behavior and the beautiful serene Savannahs they call home. Our Safari Game drives are packed full of adventure, knowledge, and excitement! Evenings are spent resting in our comfortable camp where nights are filled with warm candle lit dinners and camp fires. The soft sounds of wild Africa will sing you to sleep whilst your mornings will be greeted with birds waking up a new day in this paradise.  Watch the Giraffe as they walk into the sunset, the Elephant mother helping her newborn baby learn to drink water. See herds of African Antelope grazing on the plains lined with beautiful umbrella Acacia thorn trees.  This is Africa! This is a true Safari adventure that transports you into this magical and life changing place. You will never see life as you once did. Africa teaches you to see beauty in the wild, find the universe in the Southern night star filled sky, and fall in love with life all over again. Come…..Africa is calling you!

Your Safari Lodge - Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants - Mashatu

Be charmed by the vast open spaces, biodiversity of wildlife, majestic skies and the tranquility interspersed with birdsong and sounds of the wild.

Mashatu Lodge

This is the ideal camp for the family traveler. A large swimming pool is a focal point where visitors cool down and relax between game activities. The Discovery Room is the portal through which curious visitors get a glimpse of another world – one that existed long before the appearance of man. The animal specimens and relics will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages, as will the resident crocodiles – both great and small.

Mashatu is situated on the eastern fringes of the Kalahari Desert and water is its most precious resource. The sighting of the Mashatu camps in close proximity to water, and in thickets of vegetation, automatically locates the visitor into an enclave populated by birds and animals.

Located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana which is situated between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site in South Africa. Mashatu shares unfenced borders with both the South African and Zimbabwean national parks in the south and north respectively. This vast area forms part of a cross boundary wildlife conservation area protecting the substantial biodiversity of fauna and flora in this region.

Our Daily Schedule

Below is a general outline of our daily schedule while on Safari:

All Activities are optional, the camp is a great place to just relax and enjoy nature.

6:00 AM Wake Up (Maybe earlier)
6:30 AM Tea/Coffee/ Snacks
6:45 AM Leave on Safari (Maybe earlier)
11:00 AM Return from Safari
11:30 AM Full Breakfast or Brunch
12:45 PM Jam Session with Steve
3:00 PM High Tea
3:30 PM Leave on Safari
Return at Dark
8 PM Full Dinner, time by the fire, and bed time


Depart USA October 13th 2022

Arrive Johannesburg October 14th 2022 - Overnight Emperors Palace/Mondior(Room cost not included)

October 14, 2022 - Shopping & Overnight at Lesedi

October 15 - 23, 2022 - Jamming and Photo Safari

October 23rd, 2022 - Return to Johannesburg late afternoon to early evening

October 24th, 2022 - Flight Home or on to another location of your choice.
Donna and I loved Cape Town one year and Victoria Falls another year.
Arrive in the USA the next morning.

Crouching Lion Watching Zebra

Safari Pricing - Reserve Your African Safari

Single $6999          Double Occupancy per person $5999

International Air, Tipping, Some Beverages, Hotels outside of the safari Not Included

BOOK NOW - Call now to reserve 505-401-2988 or 505-345-6322