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 honour 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 Botswana Registered Company and a member of the Botswana Hotel and Tourism Association, being fully insured is a pre-requisite for this.
Our Senior Guide, Ewan Masson has lived and guided in Botswana for 35 years. He has acted as a consultant for a number of wildlife documentary teams, as well as run Lodges and Mobile Safaris. Sallie runs the office and makes sure that our camps are well stocked. She is a qualified Guide and has worked in Botswana for 25 years.
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, mostly long-serving, ensures that you are well cared for throughout your stay with us. Our Safaris are non-participatory and Guests are not expected to help with camp chores.
Our Guests come from all over the world, to-date we have hosted 24 different Nationalities. Children are welcome on our Tailor-made Itineraries and over 15’s are welcome on our 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 that we have. If you would like to speak to one of them, we have their permission to release their email addresses or telephone 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 and designed to offer the very best photographic opportunities, they are also great for birding scopes. They have a fridge in which we stock a variety of mixers, fruit juice, beer and wine. Purified drinking water is provided on all our Safaris.
Our day normally begins just before daybreak with a wake-up call. Hot water is brought to your washstands and breakfast is served before the morning game drive. We are generally back in camp just before midday for a substantial cooked brunch and siesta.
After tea we go out again, to be back in camp just after sunset for sun downers, snacks and dinner. Some days we will take a picnic lunch with us, this 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.