Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp

Okavango Delta

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Machaba Camp

Okavango Delta


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Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area,on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. 

Independently owned and run, the name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. The Machaba tree abounds in the Okavango Delta and most African riverine forests. Machaba trees are renowned for their abundant fruit, which feed a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bush buck, green pigeons and many more.

Morning and evening game drives are part of the experience at Machaba, and there is also the opportunity (depending on water levels) to go out on an adventure in a traditional dug out canoe (mokoro).  Walking safaris are also offered, subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide to accompany you. Or just relax around the swimming pool, with its wonderful views over the Khwai River. 

The camp is built in the classic 1950s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated on the ground and the pathways to the tents meander between the large riverine trees.

All 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp. The camp consists of 8 luxury twin tents and 2 luxury family tents.

In addition Little Machaba Camp has 4 luxury tents including 2 family tents, and accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Safari Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 June 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 804 USD 1,013 ZAR 16,481 EUR 884 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 14 November 2020 GBP 565 USD 712 ZAR 11,584 EUR 622 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 November 2020 to 19 December 2020 GBP 565 USD 712 ZAR 11,584 EUR 622 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
15 November 2020 to 19 December 2020 GBP 565 USD 712 ZAR 11,584 EUR 622 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
20 December 2020 to 6 January 2021 GBP 565 USD 712 ZAR 11,584 EUR 622 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
7 January 2021 to 10 January 2021 GBP 565 USD 712 ZAR 11,584 EUR 622 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
7 January 2021 to 10 January 2021 GBP 565 USD 712 ZAR 11,584 EUR 622 per person sharingStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; a laundry service; shared lodge activities; airstrip transfers; the Machaba Conservation and Community Levy; and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. A private vehicle is required for children under 6 who wish to participate in game activities. No babysitting services are available. Children under 12 are not allowed to participate in mokoro or game walk activities.

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted at Little Machaba unless guests book exclusive use of the Camp, and pay for 8 adults.



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General Information For Guests

The water in camp is safe to drink.  

Limited electricity is available in the rooms, however charging facilities are available for cameras and smaller electrical devices.

Your rate includes a Conservation and Community Levy, which will go to the Machaba Foundation which has engaged with various conservation and community initiatives within Botswana. Such initiatives include Gonnye Sethlare pre-schools in Botswana and Rhinos Without Borders, also in Botswana.


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