On day 5 you will picked up after breakfast and one last morning activity for the private road transfer back to Windhoek to meet the evening scheduled flight to Johannesburg. After going through customs and immigration, continue across the street to the complimentary shuttle to your airport hotel.
Return by hotel shuttle to the airport this morning to meet the scheduled flight to Polokwane. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by road about 2 hours into Botswana and Mashatu Game Reserve for three nights at Mashatu Main Camp. Mashatu Game Reserve comprises 25,000 hectares of unspoiled and preserved wilderness in eastern Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. The seemingly endless plains range from savannah to riverine forests, marshland and sandstone outcrops. This “Land of Giants”, takes it’s name from the locally sacrosanct Mashatu tree, and the giants that roam its terrain.
Mashatu Game Reserve possesses an ecological diversity uncommon in other game reserves. Complementing three members of the Big Five – leopard, lion and elephant – are some surprising species, including the aardwolf (or “earth wolf”), bat-eared fox, African wildcat, honey badger and black-backed jackal. Also reintroduced to Mashatu – as part of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve – is the endangered wild dog. Mashatu is also an ornithologist’s dream, and plays host to more than 350 bird species, including the enchanting lilac-breasted roller, whose plumage features no less than seven shades of blue. Explore on day and night game drives as well as walks and visits to archaeological and San rock art sites. Other activities available on your own account are mountain biking, horseback riding and visiting the four photographic hides on the reserve.