Described as "the river which never finds the sea", the Okavango Delta in north western Botswana disappears into a 6,000 sq mile oasis, a maze of lagoons, channels, and islands.
The River Okavango, which rises in the highlands of Angola empties it's mighty waters over the sands of the Kalahari. Here the great Kalahari desert thirst is locally quenched in a blue-green wilderness of fresh water, with emerald reed beds and towering trees.
The ultimate 4x4 overland adventure spent exploring the region in our fully equipped safari vehicles via remote and wild bush campsites. If a little more luxury is needed (We can arrange a night or 2 at a top luxury lodge such as Machaba below), we arrange it all and Private Guide you on your adventure.
Ideally located for a Private Guided Safari, 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 1950's 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.One old time safari legend said, quote" This is the best entrance to any lodge I have ever seen".
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.
Children of all ages are welcome at the camp; however a private vehicle will need to be booked for families with children under the age of 6 years old.Machaba Camp is independently owned and run. Machaba Camp is aimed at the affordable luxury travel markets across the world, offering great value for money and a unique classical safari experience. Machaba Camp will appeal to the novice safari guest as well as to the seasoned safari traveller.