Mashatu Game Reserve
Pont Drift, Botswana
Mashatu Game ReserveAn eye-popping biodiversity of fauna and flora make their home in this vast reserve between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe, and the Mapungubwe National Park of South Africa—sharing unfenced borders with both. Along with its wildlife, the area's claim to fame is its wonderfully offbeat safaris, available by horseback, bicycle, and foot. About 1,000 resident elephants have created a network of trails across the reserve, the perfect paths from which adventurous safari-goers can embark on a grand adventure. The Limpopo River is another highlight: this mighty tributary flows through four countries and gives the Mashatu much of its vitality.