Machaba Camp, Khwai River, Okavango Delta.

About Machaba Camp

Machaba is on the bank of the River Khwai which forms the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. It consists of 10 classic Meru-style tents; each tent is a discrete distance from the next and all are shaded by mature sycamore figs, lending a calm and peaceful atmosphere to camp. The en-suite rooms have locally made teak furniture and private verandah overlooking the river.

Machaba Sitting Room

Machaba Sittingroom

The communal areas are spacious; the chef is excellent (indoor or outdoor dining) and the library is well-stocked with reference and identification books on birds, bugs and trees!

Activities at Machaba Camp

The main focus is on 4X4 safaris, though walks can be arranged with a guide. This is a dry camp, which is to say there are no boat-based or mokoro outings onto the river; the guides are excellent and the game drives rewarding.

At every opportunity care has been taken to minimise the impact of the camp on the environment. If you’re interested in the responsible approach to safari camp management, a back-of-house tour can be arranged to see just how cleverly this topic has been addressed. To illustrate the point, the solar panels are controlled by a computer system which automatically senses the strength of the sun and either charges or utilises a battery system to provide power to the camp. Thus the low voltage fridges and freezers operate at optimum level. Neat!

Machaba sundowner deck

Machaba sundowner deck

Location: towards the eastern end of the Okavango Delta opposite, on the northern border of Moremi Game Reserve and close to the SW end of Chobe National Park.

Date: open year-round.

Duration: we recommend 3 nights min.