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TUli Block, Botswana

Tuli Block

An oft-overlooked part of Botswana that offers a different experience to Chobe, the Okavango or the Kalahari.

Now one of the biggest private parks in southern Africa, the block offers outstanding beauty, sites of historical interests, well-habituated wildlife and the ‘Grey Giants’ – the elephants and grand baobab trees.

Lioness, Tuli Block, Botswana
Tuli Block, Botswana

A little more about the Tuli Block

Tuli Block is an area of reclaimed farmland, allowed to return to its natural habitat, and where native wildlife has been carefully re-introduced. Rainy days are relatively rare, almost guaranteeing good weather.

Photographic opportunities abound at Mashatu Tented Camp – renowned for its excellent hides and expert guides.

Tent exterior, Mashatu Tented Camp, Tuli Block, Botswana
Tuli Block, Botswana

Mashatu Tented Camp

Immersed in the bush, the Mashatu Tented Camp lies at the heart of this private reserve. Eight private tents shelter beneath the branches of towering trees, linked by a network of winding pathways.

At night, the camp’s boma is lit by firelight and looks out over a floodlit waterhole – frequented by a wide variety of game.

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Experiences

Photograph Wildlife Up Close

Renowned for its excellent hides and expert guides, photographic opportunities are endless at Mashatu Tented Camp.

Fly Camp in the Wilderness

Spend a night at a temporary fly camp, sleeping in the heart of the bush and completely disconnected from modern life.

Get Out and Explore

Head out on an adventure safari, exploring on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback.

Birding in the Tuli Block

Spend some time spotting some of the 350 bird species that can be found in this birdlife-rich region.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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