MACHABA CAMP – KHWAI CONCESSION – OKAVANGO DELTA

Machaba Camp is a classic tented camp decorated in an understated 1950’s colonial style. Lying on the banks of the Khwai River in the Khwai concession and boasting views of the Moremi Game Reserve, the camp has a relaxed feel and an abundance of game viewing. Activities and experiences at Machaba Camp include game drives, exploring the waterways by mokoro, and guided safari walks.

The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree – the tree of life.

The camp has just 10 luxury safari tents with en-suite bathrooms and living areas and romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated at ground level and there are 2 luxury family safari tents and 8 luxury twin safari tents. The camp welcomes children of all ages and is wheelchair friendly.

LOCATION

The camp is located in the Khwai Concession adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve in the north east of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.

CAMP

The private 10 canvas tents are positioned alongside the picturesque Khwai River to enjoy views of the river and wildlife coming to the river’s edge to drink and are linked by a pathway that meanders between large riverine trees.

The tents have comfortable beds with superior quality mattresses and are dressed in natural fabrics and the finest of coverings. The ensuite luxury bathrooms have hot and cold running water, flush toilets and double vanity and both indoor and outdoor showers. Taking a shower after a day of adventure in the wilds is one of the simple pleasures in life and locally produced bath products made from organic herbs and absorbent comforting towels make the experience even more special.

Each room is fitted with electrical lights, lamps and fans. The 220V International plug points can power charging stations, batteries and sleep apnoea machines but are not suitable for hairdryers and electric shavers.

The camp has two luxury family tents which each sleep 4 guests.

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WILDLIFE AND ACTIVITIES

Machaba Camp is situated in the Khwai Concession on the Khwai river, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.

Mokoro safari – this is a dugout canoe poled by an experienced poler in the shallower waters of the Okavango Delta. It is a great way to see the waterways and is tranquil and quiet. These excursions take place in the mornings or longer day trips can be arranged. Explore the islands around camp and come back rested and rejuvenated.

Game drives – are conducted in the mornings and afternoon/evenings at camp. They usually last about three hours each and concentrate along the river systems and flood plains around the camp. The wildlife in the area is prolific and chances are good to see some of the larger predators, herds of elephant and buffalo and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives are conducted in the early evening offering the chance to see the smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights.

Walking safaris – the walks are leisurely and time is taken to observe the smaller things in the bush that one normally misses when driving. Walking safaris are usually taken in the morning with armed guards and is dependent on the condition of the terrain and weather.

MACHABA CAMP IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

THE CAMP WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAMP IS UNFENCED AND THAT FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 5 YEARS AND YOUNGER WILL HAVE TO BOOK A PRIVATE VEHICLE

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Call +44 1386 830264 or Email [email protected]

Our expert staff are on-hand, happy to assist with any enquiry you have.

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