Machaba Camp

Deep in the Khwai River area of the delta lies Machaba Camp

Deep in the Khwai River area of the mesmerising Okavango Delta lies Machaba Camp, nestling in lush lagoon and forest vegetation, a traditional style safari camp in a prime safari destination. We love that the tree of life, the Sycamore Fig, is the inspiration for Machaba Camp overlooking Moremi Game Reserve. Machaba is the Setswana word for sycamore fig! What’s more, the camp has been carefully decorated to reflect the quirky 1950s era in a classic safari style of yesteryear. 

This is the heart of the Khwai Community Area where wildlife herds roam and predators lurk. Enjoy fantastic game viewing here on the eastern corner on the Okavango Delta. Bring your family to the relaxed and unassuming Machaba Camp – children of all ages will love the tall trees and exciting game viewing safaris. They will love the pathways that wind between these trees in the verdant riverside thickets while adults will appreciate the fine wining and dining. Elephants tend to saunter down to the Khai River to drink so watch them from the comfort of your private tent. 

These lavish suites are traditionally elegant with plenty of space, fancy beds and baths, woven carpets, canvas roofs and walls and both indoor and outdoor showers. The main areas are super chic and everything focuses on the river views – enjoy the relaxing library, dazzling swimming pool with sun loungers, and of course all the outdoor activities you need to become part of this incredible Khwai region of the Okavango Delta. Game drives, bush walks, mokoro rides to find birds and beasts, walking safaris and a fascinating visit to the local community villages. 

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Overview

The tree of life, the Sycamore Fig, is the inspiration for Machaba Camp overlooking Moremi Game Reserve. Many animals love its fruits and its awesome shade, a landmark tree in these parts of the Okavango Swamps.

Lining the Khwai River, 10 luxury tents nestle under these magnificent trees in one of Botswana’s best 4×4 safari regions. Visitors are treated to the daily march of animals, especially elephants, as they saunter down to drink at the river right there, in front of the camp.

This is the heart of the Khwai Community Area where wildlife herds roam and predators lurk. Game viewing is at its best here on the eastern corner on the Okavango Delta where visitors watch great and small creatures while eating fresh breakfasts and delectable dinners. Machaba Camp is relaxed and unassuming – guests fit in and take advantage of the privacy and luxury.

Families are welcome to adventure in this camp, set within the jewel of the Kalahari. Machaba Camp accommodation includes two luxury family tents. Children of all ages will love the setting in the tall trees and the exciting game viewing safaris. The other eight luxury double tents offer couples a classic 1950s feel complete with en-suite bathrooms and idyllic outdoor showers. Meandering pathways lead guests to the main camp areas through silent riverine trees.

Peace and serenity ensure complete relaxation and a natural swimming pool overlooking the Okavango Delta is an ideal spot to cool off after the exhilaration of a morning game drive. Meals are a sumptuous gourmet without being pompous. Personal attention to detail and the simple luxuries in life include Mokoro trips up the river or walking safaris which are planned beforehand.

The Sycamore Figs – or Machaba trees – feed elephants, baboons, bush buck, green pigeons and other fascinating species with their juicy fruits. Sit back on the banks of the Khwai River with binoculars trained, drink in hand, and just be. Visit the local villages and chat to the people about the reserve and their involvement and appreciate how they live in nature. 

One of Botswana’s leading Tented Safari Camps, Machaba Camp is an affordable luxury in one of the most picturesque settings in all of Botswana. Both seasoned and first-time travellers will appreciate a few nights here.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Machaba Camp

From $620

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking (guide dependent)
  • Swimming
  • Spa therapy
  • Birding
  • Cultural exchange
  • Mokoro excursions 
  • Reading, in the library

Included

  • Luxury accommodation 
  • All meals
  • Selected drinks
  • Activities
  • Internal flights.

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool, with loungers
  • Tented main lounge and dining area
  • Library
  • Spa therapist
  • Curio shop
  • Wi-Fi zone
  • Solar energy
  • Eco kitchen
  • Airstrip

Highlights

  • The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style with completely equipped large canvas tents boasting comfy beds, baths and showers with Khwai river views and private decks 
  • A vast array of animals throughout the year are attracted to the fruits and shade of the magical Machaba Tree, the sycamore fig, after which the camp is named and which adorn all corners of the vistas
  • An eco-conscious camp that ignores the need for hairdryers and aircon relying on nature’s breezes, the sun for energy and a back-up generator in case
  • Guests gather in the large tented social areas of communal lounge and dining area, outside boma campfire, bar, library and swimming pool as the centre pivot.


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