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Machaba Camp

Okavango Delta, Khwai Community Concession

Luxury Family

From US$590

Lodge Description

Machaba Camp is a traditional style camp nestling in the game-rich Khwai area. The Khwai Concession is a 35 000 hectare reserve located in the northeastern section of the world-famous Okavango Delta and it shares its westerly border with the Moremi Game Reserve. Nestled in a riverine tree line, the camp offers privacy, spectacular river views and excellent food ­– enveloped in a layer of warm hospitality. Should you wander away from the comfort of camp you can spot a wealth of land and water-based wildlife. Machaba Camp is an iconic 1950s style safari camp replete with luxury tented rooms containing luxury en-suite bedroom with modern bathroom, patio deck and relaxation area, and romantic outdoor showers. The tents are positioned alongside the picturesque Khwai River to optimise privacy and views of the animals coming to the river's edge to drink, and are linked by a pathway that meanders between large riverine trees. Staying in a luxury safari tent

Staying in a safari tent immerses you into the wilds without compromising on the comfort and safety of a luxury room. Your ears will tune into the light rustlings of leaves or the distant roar of the mighty king of the veld. The wind gently catches and snaps the canvas and the air is alive with scented bushveld air. Being this close to nature evokes feelings of oneness and belonging. Africa is the birthplace of humankind, and a visit to Machaba Safaris feels like coming home.

Finest bedclothes
Superior quality mattresses are dressed in natural fabrics and the finest of coverings. Sleeping in the wilds has never been so indulgent.

Outdoor showers
It is not often that one can shower under the twinkle of the stars (or the bright sun) in complete and total privacy.

Sumptuous towels and decadent bath products
Taking a shower after a day of adventure in the wilds reminds one of the simple pleasures in life. We supply locally produced bath products made from organic herbs and absorbent comforting towels.

Tented dining and social area
The oversized tented deck area forms the social hub of our camps. You can swap stories at the bar, relax in the lounge or gather around the large fire pits to swap stories, fuelling the feeling of being on an authentic African safari in the bush.

Plunge pool
Africa is a sun-drenched country where summer temperatures often reach the high thirties and low forty-degrees Celsius. After a morning safari, counting the passing clouds while floating in a pool or resting on a sun bed is nothing short of sublime.

Spa therapist
Melt into the sounds and heat of the bush as a qualified therapist conducts a relaxing facial or a massage in the comfort of your guest room.

Curio shop
Take a piece of Africa home to your friends, colleagues and others close to your heart. We have a collection of handcrafted mementoes that pay tribute to this one of a kind place.

Dedicated Wi-Fi zone
A holiday in Africa is the perfect place in which to disconnect from the ‘net and connect with friends and nature. We deliberately don’t have Wi-Fi access throughout the camp, but we do have designated Wi-Fi areas if you do need access to the web.

Solar energy
We harvest the sun’s energy via solar panels, that store electricity in a battery bank. Our hot water supply is generated by a state of the art Thermodynamic Solar Energy system, which ensures that the camps have hot water, no matter the weather.

Eco-friendly kitchen and food storage
To keep our eco-footprint light, we use energy-efficient fridges in our kitchens, which we turn off at night. We also use coal cold rooms and cellars to store heat-sensitive items.

Airstrip access
The camp is only a short game drive away from the nearest airstrip, providing game viewing opportunities en route to and from the camp.

The library
The regions in which we operate are alive with history and local knowledge. In our library, you will find books about popular myths, legends and facts about the local land, the people, plants, animals, insects and more (plus the odd holiday read).


Machaba Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Semi-Permanent Tented Camp






Max. clients in vehicle


Shared Airstrip



Activities Included

Day & Night Game Drives, Mokoro, Walking

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