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Machaba Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

Machaba is like a breath of fresh air blowing in Botswana. The camp style harkens back in time to the days when safaris were more about excitement in the bush and less about elevated walkways and plunge pools.
Tents have all the creature comforts with a clean modern design. The camp is located in the Khwai area which enjoys pretty spectacular year round game viewing. While there are a handful of other camps, so it's not totally private, Machaba is also affordable by today's Botswana standards.

Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta, constructed on the same site as the previous Machaba camp. 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.

The camp is built in the classic safari style, with ten luxury tents - eight standrad tents and two family tents. All include 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.

Activities include spectacular day and nights safari drives and walks with your guide. Depending on water levels, you can also explore via traditional mokoro canoes.