THE MASHATU PHOTOGRAPHIC HIDES
This concession on Mashatu comprises a resident wildlife photographer, based at Mashatu Main Camp and photographic hides in two selected sites plus a mobile hide on the reserve. Guests at Mashatu can enlist the photographic expertise of the photographer or simply visit one of the hides during their stay which will be charged as an additional activity over and above the daily rates for accommodation.
The photographic hides are structures built to maximise the photographic potential of the animals that visit them. These hides can be used to view wildlife in the normal manner, but have been positioned with consideration of the angle of the sun, the background and the angle which the viewer occupies in relation to the animals and birds.
The most famous of these hides is the ‘elephant hide’, renowned for the photographic images taken of elephant and other animals drinking from the water’s edge. Less well known amongst the hides is an infinity hide for bird photography and a mobile hide that is moved periodically to take advantage of sightings that change during the seasons such as nesting birds, drying pools in rivers and den sites. Any of these hides offer both the amateur or professional photographer the most unique and delightful opportunities to record a memorable safari at Mashatu.