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Situated in the wildlife rich Khwai area, on the north eastern side of the Okavango Delta, Machaba Camp offers luxury tented accommodation built in the classic 1950’s safari style.

With just ten luxury tents, each with en suite facilities and private outdoor showers, it provides a quintessential safari experience overlooking the Khwai River. Machaba is independently owned and run, and the food served at the camp is a delightful mixture of local cuisine which is often enjoyed under the stars at night. 

The Khwai Concession is a 180,000 hectare reserve, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, where elephant, leopard and lion are regular sightings. Camp activities include game drives, which operate in the morning, afternoon and evening at the camp and visit the nearby river systems and flood plains. The wildlife in the area is prolific with chances to see the larger predators, herds of elephant and buffalo, and a variety of plains game. Night drives operated in the early evenings offer a chance to see the smaller nocturnal species with a spotlight.

Other activities include excursions by mokoro (dug out canoe) depending on water levels, walking, game-viewing from the tent, spa treatments, relaxing in the pool or visits to the local community. 

Machaba's sister camp, Gomoti Plains, is also located in the Okavango Delta.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Wings Over Botswana

Flying from camp to camp is one of the most exciting ways to experience Botswana’s stunning wilderness. From the rich vistas of Savuti-Linyanti, to the stunningly beautiful Moremi Game Reserve and the renowned Okavango Delta, this trip includes safaris by vehicle, on foot and by mokoro (canoe).

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Classic Africa Explorer

This 37-day comprehensive itinerary, which visits no less than seven countries, delivers the ultimate African safari experience and a wealth of contrasts. Travel to some of Africa’s best National Parks and stay in a range of classic lodges, hotels and tented camps on this wildlife trip of a lifetime.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 37 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £16,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Okavango Delta

This 1.6 million hectare wildlife paradise is a vast tapestry of crystal clear water channels, lagoons and small islands, and is known for its concentrations of large wildlife and birds. Outings by boat or on land, at day or night, yields fantastic sightings within the private concessions of exclusive accommodation.

  • Where: Northern Botswana
  • Ideal for viewing: hippo, Nile crocodile, red lechwe, sitatunga, tsessebe
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching