Machaba Camp

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The Machaba Camp nestles in the Khwai area of Botswana's great Okavango Delta in Southern Africa. The name Machaba comes from the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, which is known in Africa as the tree of life. Machaba trees feature a copious amount of fleshy fruit which a vast array of animals feed on including elephant, baboons, bushbuck, green pigeons and others.

The Machaba tree abounds in the Okavango Delta of Botswana and the tented camp, built in the classic 1950's style, is situated in the tree line on the scenic Khwai River. The Camp is aimed at the affordable luxury travel markets across the world and offers a unique and adventurous safari experience; it appeals to the novice safari guest as well as to the seasoned traveller.

The Camp features Machabas Safari tented style accommodation, each tent features an en-suite bathroom, living area, and a romantic outdoor shower. These African tents are on the ground level between the gorgeous trees which line the river. From the luxury tented rooms, guests can overlook the famous Moremi Game Reserve.

This Camp has also won the "Best Value Safari Property in Botswana", received a highly commended award for "Best Value Safari Property in Africa", and named "Best New Safari Property in Botswana".

The camp consists of:

  • 8 x Luxury Tents
  • 2 x Family Luxury Tents.


  • Plunge pool
  • Loungers by the pool
  • Tented dining and social area
  • Spa therapist
  • Library
  • Curio shop
  • Airstrip access
  • Picturesque views over the Moremi and Khwai River
  • Wheelchair friendly.

The Camp offers exciting morning and evening safari drives as well as guided walking safaris for guests to enjoy. Game viewing from the comfort of your tent, or just put your feet up and catch up on some reading. The Camp has also launched limited water activities, which is water-dependent and needs to be pre-booked. Guests also have access to the extensive collection of material on birds and animals from the area that is on offer at Machaba or takes a visit to the local community.

Guests visiting the tented camp in Botswana can fly to Johannesburg in South Africa and then on to Maun or Kasane, in Botswana. From Maun, guests can take a smaller charter plane, it is a 34-minute flight to the Khwai Airstrip, from Kasane, it is a 42 - 64-minute flight to the Khwai Airstrip. From the Airstrip, it is a 32-minute drive to the Camp.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Outside Shower
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Machaba Camp

  • Library
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

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FAQs about Machaba Camp
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Machaba Camp are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Machaba Camp located?
Machaba Camp is located at the following location / address: Khwai, Eastern Okavango.