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.
Access & Location
The camp is accessed via 30 minutes’ game drive transfer from Khwai Airstrip. It’s situated amidst trees overlooking the River Khwai, the perfect spot for watching wildlife coming to drink!
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What we love about Machaba Camp
The camp is named after the local Setswana word for the sycamore fig. Ask your ranger to tell you more about this exceptional tree plant, also known as the tree of life.
Indulge in some afternoon game viewing from the privacy of your tent and watch the elephants come down to drink at the Khwai River.
Revel in sundowners as the African sun dips below the horizon igniting fiery streaks across the vast sky.
Activities at Machaba Camp
Expertly guided game drives - The Khwai Private Reserve covers some 200,000 hectares of savanna, woodland, and waterways, combining to support an astonishing wealth of wildlife. It’s also located close to the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. Vehicle safaris from camp take place during the morning and late afternoon into evening. You can look out for four of the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo! The reserve’s smaller predators include cheetah, hyena, jackals, and wild dog, while other herbivore highlights consist of giraffe, zebra, and a lot of antelopes. There are loads of birds to see also.
Walking safaris - This activity is available whenever an expert walking guide is in camp. It’s fantastic for safarists interested in learning about Khwai’s plants, insects, and birds in exquisite detail.
Mokoro excursions - A is a dug-out canoe. Unlike a motorised boat, it floats silently through the water, offering opportunities for all aboard to focus on the sounds as well as the sights of wildlife such as elephant, hippo, and some vibrant waterbirds.
Community visits - Guests of Machaba are invited to visit the local community. This is an excellent opportunity to find out about the local people’s ways of life, and a first-class cultural add-on to your traditional safari.