Cycle safari: getting up close and personal with lions in lycra

Home to around 140,000 African elephants – a third of the planet’s population – Botswana attracts two million overseas visitors a year. Most flock to the Okavango Delta for boat trips and game drives among buffalo, hippos and crocodiles, but a lesser-known option is a cycling safari at Mashatu Game Reserve, to the south-east. There, Cycle Mashatu – which has operated exclusively in the reserve since 2003 – has seen a three-fold increase in bookings since 2011. It now employs nine local people as cooks, guides, drivers and bicycle mechanics.

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