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machaba camp

machaba camp

Machaba is the local Setswana name for the sycamore fig tree, 'the tree of life'. The tree is plentiful in the Okavango Delta as well as most African riverine forests.

The fruit, of the machaba, which is abundant throughout the year, feeds a variety of animals including elephants, bush bucks and baboons, plus many more.

Built in the classic 1950's style, all the luxury safari tents are situated on the ground, accessed by pathways which meander between the large riverine trees. From the guest tent verandahs, it is a delight to watch the animals who come to drink at the river in front of the camp.

The main area offers stunning views of the flood plains - the perfect place to sip sundowner and watch the wildlife wander by.

This independently owned and run camp offers a wonderful classic safari experience for families and first time safari goers as well as for the seasoned safari goer.

Situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta.
There is a tented main area where delicious meals are served and you can relax with your favourite beverage. There is a swimming pool with loungers and a library. Activities include night and day game drives as well as mokoro excursions. Guided walking safaris are also available subject to prior arrangements.


There are 8 luxury twin tents and 2 luxury family tents situated in the beautiful riverine tree line on the Khwai River and overlooking the wonderful Moremi Game Reserve. Each tent has a verandah where you can sit and relax whilst admiring the stunning views and watching the animals who visit the river. 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.

Board Basis

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Local drinks
  • Activities
  • Laundry

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Aerial view Aerial view
At night At night
Bathroom Bathroom
Campfire Campfire
Camp visitor Camp visitor
Game drive Game drive
Guest tent Guest tent
Lounge Lounge
Lounge Lounge
Lounge Lounge
Luxury tent Luxury tent
Pool with a view Pool with a view
Sitting room Sitting room
Sitting room at night Sitting room at night
Guest tent verandah Guest tent verandah
View from river View from river
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