About Masson Safaris
We run safaris dedicated to wildlife viewing, bird watching and the general appreciation of nature in remote areas of Botswana. Masson Safaris is ecologically friendly and we ensure that our presence has minimal environmental impact. It is an honor to to be allowed into these pristine areas and it carries responsibilities, which we take very seriously. With expert guiding, we hope to increase your awareness of and interest in Botswana’s natural beauty. We are a Permanent Registered Botswana Company and a member of the Hotel and Tourism Association of Botswana and being fully insured is a pre-requisite for this.
Our Senior Guide, Ewan Masson, has lived and guided in Botswana for 25 years. He has acted as a consultant for a number of wildlife documentary teams, as well as run lodges and mobile safaris. We like to keep our groups small and exclusive as we feel this enhances your experience and ensures you more personal attention. A full complement of camp staff, most long-serving, ensures that you are well cared for throughout your stay with us.
Our guests come from all over the world. Children are welcome on our Tailor-Made Itineraries and over 15′s are welcome on the Scheduled Departures. We do not have an upper age limit, provided that you are reasonably fit. We take great pride in the number of repeat guests we have. If you would like to speak to one of them, we have their permission to release their email addresses or phone numbers.
Our camps are fully mobile consisting of 3m x 3m frame tents, in which you can stand, each with camp beds, linen, towels and a personal washstand. They have a light and bedside table and we use chemical flush toilets, in an attached en-suite tent. Camp has hot and cold showers.
Our game drive vehicles are open, extended Land Rovers which offer the very best photographic opportunities and are great for bird scopes. They have a fridge in which we stock a good variety of mixers, fruit juice, bottled water, beer and wine.
A Typical Day on Safari
Our day normally begins just before daybreak with a wake-up call. Hot water is brought to your wash stand and breakfast is served before the morning game drive. We are generally back in the camp before midday for a substantial brunch and siesta.
After tea in the afternoon we go out again, to be back in camp just after sunset for sun downers, snacks and dinner. Some days a picnic lunch will be taken with us, which means that we can be more flexible about the time we return to camp. We dine under the stars or in an airy tent with napkins and wine glasses. Fresh bread is baked on hot coals and our meals are wholesome and varied. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice