The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is a game reserve covering over 72 000 hectares of Privately-owned land in the north-eastern sector of Botswana’s Tuli Block. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and Zimbabwe to the east and the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Limpopo and the Shashe.
The Game Reserve is part of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA). The area incorporates three major private concessions namely; Tuli Safari Lodge, Nitani Private Game Reserve, and Mashatu Game Reserve. Tuli is scenically beautiful against the backdrops of basalt formations and large areas of sandstone hills and ridges, dry riverbeds and riverine forests as well as open grasslands and marshy areas. From vantage points on top of the rock formations, the plains of Botswana stretch away to the north.
Tuli Game Reserves is a haven for a huge diversity of wildlife and perhaps it is well known for large populations of elephants. Other animals include; kudu, zebra, impala, duiker, wildebeest, waterbuck, steenbok, and warthog are. Large herds of eland – often not seen elsewhere in Botswana – are present, and these are indeed an awesome sight. All major predators, including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, are present, and the birdlife is prolific to the delight of the avid bird watcher.
For any traveller venturing safaris in Botswana’s Tuli Game Reserve will be delighted as the game reserve offers active African themed holiday adventure activities and safari experiences; such as hiking trips, mountain biking expeditions, horseback riding safaris, hot air balloon rides, bird watching safaris, historical tours, cultural visits, game drives in 4x4 vehicles while watching game drives. Researcher trips on elephants and predators are in order at Mashatu Game Reserve. Guests gain insights into the behaviour, feeding habits, territories, demography, and social structure of these animals.