The newly built Machaba Camp is located in an enviable position on the banks of the Khwai River in Bostwana’s Okavango Delta – one of the prime game viewing destinations in Africa. The Delta comprises lush vegetation, intricate waterways easily explored by traditional mokoro’s and is home to Africa’s greatest concentration of wildlife.
The Okavango Delta is a large inland delta formed by the Okavango river which hit a tectronic trough in the Kalahari Basin. It’s a sought after destination, and Machaba Camp lies graciously in the midst of the wildlife mayhem. Night time at Machaba boasts a spectacle of sounds. Visitors can expect to hear bloats of hippos bellowing into the early hours of morning, baboons barking and shrill sounds of a variety of colourful birdlife. Situated in the game rich Khwai area on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta, it is also a stones throw away from the Moremi Game Reserve.
The atmosphere at camp is one of fine sophistication and the decor offers stylish finishes in neutral colours. Each one of the 10 tents lie nestled in a thicket of Sycamore trees accessible via natural pathways lined with lanterns. While relaxing in luxury canvas tent you will feel a sense of tranquility and isolation – created delibrately to feel like it’s just you and the bush. Dinners are served outside next to the camp fire and guests who are seeking a gastronomic safari will not be disappointed. Traditional braais and healthy cuisine can be expected.
A simple, elegant camp ideal for upmarket guests.
- There are 10 tents. 8 luxury twin tents and 2 luxury family tents.
- Experienced rangers ensure both the morning and evening game drives run smoothly.
- Independently owned.
- Views over the Khwai River and Moremi Game Reserve.
- Accessible via charter flights to the Khwai Air Strip.
- Mokoro trips and trips into Moremi can be arranged.
- Ideal for guests seeking a gastronomical safari experience.
- Eco-friendly – solar driven power.
- Swimming pool on the banks of the river – it looks like a massive circular farm dam but with sparkling, turquoise waters.
Keywords that spring to mind after my safari at Machaba Camp in the Okavango Delta:
Clean, sophisticated, refreshing, stylish, gourmet food, unpretentious, welcoming, simple.