If ‘value for money’ and ‘affordable luxury’ are essentials in your search for an unforgettable African wildlife safari then Machaba Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a must do. You’ll find this independently owned and run property, which plays host to 10 luxury tents and a central guest area, in the Khwai Concession, an 80 000 hectare reserve situated in the north eastern Okavango adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Prolific game sightings are guarenteed thanks to the groves of Machaba or Sycamore Fig trees that attract vast numbers of hungry animals, from elephant to baboons, bush buck and birds aplenty – throughout the year.
Machaba Camp may embrace the notion of affordable luxury but in no way does it skimp on the five star details, whether it’s a luxury spa treatment, thoughtfully prepared gourmet food, world class wines or one-on-one service. With just 24 guests at any one time, a personalised safari experience is guarenteed and for families wanting to experience life on safari, Machaba Camp welcomes children with open arms, offering various reduced rates for those travelling en famille. Thanks to their positions in the shade of the riverine forest and looking onto the reserve and the water, each of the stylishly decorated camp’s tents has a front row seat of the daily parade of resident wildlife as they make their way to and from the river. Each tent is decorated in an easy-on-the-eye neutral palette with nostalgic safari touches like kelims and handcarved furniture adding to the authenticity.
An oustanding eco pedigree sets Machaba Camp apart from its competitors, allowing it to tread lightly on its natural surrounds. The camp runs on a combination of solar and generator driven electricity (the latter is for bad weather and peak season situations) while a state-of-the-art Thermodynamic Solar Energy system provides a constant supply of hot water without draining natural resources. Machaba Camp gives guests the chance to experience African wildlife from every angle – whether on land via guided walks or in 4×4’s or in expert manned Mekoros on the water, frequent bird and animal sightings are a daily and utterly unforgettable highlight.
- 24-hour Security
- Disability Services
- Eco Friendly
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Private Vehicle Available
- Credit Card