Machaba Safaris is proud of Kiri Camp, another of their luxury Botswana eco camps under canvas that offers both land and water-based wildlife activities for discerning nature loving tourists. Snugly situated in its own 100 000-acre concession int the magical Okavango Delta, therefore allowing plenty of night drives, bush walks and scintillating mokoro rides deep into the delta where rare creatures hide.
Kiri Camp is located on a picturesque island in the Delta and takes its name from the channel that flows past it – the camp has been built on stilts and all features are an attractive timber that can be removed and leaves little trace of human impact on the sensitive environment. All tents are also designed to merge with the natural thickets under huge old ebony trees that shade the camp.
Wood, canvas and reeds ensure a cool, natural camp that leaves not a trace of unearthly substance on the landscape – all waste is recycled and the camp uses solar energy for lights and cooking. Boma fires at night provide the right atmosphere for open air cooking and chilling as the stars light up the huge skies.
Game rangers take excited guests deep into the Delta on boats and vehicles to follow leopards, lions and elephants, or to seek out the elusive wild dog packs and cheetah families in the plains. The Kiri floodplains are an awesome sight from every tented chalet, the highlight of being here, seeing this sight and the animals that roam there daily.
The waters flood into the delta seasonally so mokoro rides are useful and can seek out wildlife deep into the floodplains; in the dry season when the waters recede, walking safaris take over and guests explore the islands enthralled by all the trees, mammals and birds.
Machaba Safaris are known for their ecotourism initiatives and commitment to people and environment as they build with a green conscience and assist local communities to survive sustainably. Get well off the beaten track when you choose Kiri, boking your package as an all-inclusive deal including your tented accommodation, meals, drinks, wonderful Okavango Delta activities, transfers and laundry.
Couples will love the privacy and beauty around them in these 8 double and 2 family luxury tented chalets complete with showers, private decks, bathtubs on raised platforms to see into the bush, and divine super long beds with mosquito nets as well as enormous decks that extend the bedrooms into the bush. The ebony forest is the shade, the character and the magic of this camp, created so carefully with the views and river in mind. All décor reflects the watery habitat outside and no aircon blurs the peace or uses unnecessary power.
Based on its very own private concession, Kiri Camp offers educational game drives and mokoro safaris deep into the Okavango Delta. It’s a luxury eco camp under canvas with a green heart and one that also cares about the surrounding communities – your package deal becomes part of this ethos when you choose a tour to Botswana.
Based on its very own private concession Kiri Camp offers both game drives and mokoro safaris deep in the Okavango Delta. This luxury Botswana eco camp under canvas is named after the very channel that flows past the island into the vast floodplains beyond. Seasonal waters rise in summer allowing plentiful game viewing by mokoro and boat, then in winter as the waters subside, island game viewing walks become the highlight and the camp is open all year round to incorporate these activities.
Game drives into the plains offer jaw-dropping sightings of the big cats, huge herds of elephants and buffalo, zebra and giraffe families. Many visitors see wild dogs and other incredible iconic species in their quest to learn more about the region and its biodiversity.
This concession is the largest community run concession in the Okavango Delta, a 100 000-acre area of conservation and ecotourism benefits. Machaba safaris are known for their eco sensitive building using wood and reeds, canvas and stone, leaving out any unnecessary substances harmful to the environment. And yet, luxury is still evident in the stylish décor and fittings the modern bathrooms and outdoor showers and baths with views, the comfy seating areas and the sense of space and air and light.
Everything is designed around extensive decking and views, two dining areas, a large lounge and fire pit area all look out towards the Kiri floodplains, with 24- hour game viewing and enormous jackal berry trees. Solar energy, a sparkling swimming pool and delicious meals make your package holiday to the Okavango Delta so well worth it.
The Okavango delta is a world heritage site and an exceptional l unusual phenomenon in nature – an oasis in the desert, the Kalahari. It’s a delicate ecosystem that sustains diverse animals and plans so it is vital to this region as a source of life and biodiversity. Kiri camp is part of all of this. Time to book your tour to Botswana to experience this miracle of nature in Africa.
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