FOUR delta camps. ONE safari ethos
11 June 2019

Bush luxury and safari authenticity

I have just returned from a fabulous week in Botswana with MACHABA SAFARIS where I stayed at Machaba Camp followed by Gomoti Plains Camp.
When I feel that so many lodges and camps have lost their sense of place by focusing on interiors over wilderness surroundings, I found the ethos of Machaba Safaris truly refreshing: keep it real, keep it connected, experience bush luxury and safari authenticity.

MY HIGHLIGHTS
  • KEEP IT REAL — these areas are teeming with wildlife; the Khwai concession is shared with other camps while Gomoti is in a private wilderness wonderland.
  • KEEP IT CONNECTED — people make the experiences and the teams at MACHABA CAMP & LITTLE MACHABA as well as GOMOTI PLAINS & GOMOTI PRIVATE are exceptional.
  • BUSH LUXURY — the camps are a wonderful mix of raw luxury, well-designed, logical, functional, no steps, some sand yet stylish and beautiful.
  • SAFARI AUTHENTICITY — combine all of the above, together with great value rates and you have one of the most authentic safaris in the Okavango Delta.
DO NOT FORGET
The latest additions to the Machaba Safaris group are their camps in Zimbabwe - Verney's Camp, Deteema Springs and Deka Camp.
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Need to know


The water levels are rising and the camps are anticipating that their water-based safaris will start in the next few weeks.

All 4 of the Machaba Safari camps are open all year and are easy to combine. Stay at Machaba Camp and Gomoti Plains for 3 nights at each - pay Machaba Camp rates for all 6 nights in Green & Shoulder Seasons. SAVE US$ 435 per person.

MACHABA CAMP & LITTLE MACHABA
  • Rates from US$ 590 - US$ 1 195 per adult sharing per night.
  • Children all ages welcome at Machaba Camp and 12+ at Little Machaba.
  • Situated in the Khwai Concession with optional access into Moremi Game Reserve, this area has exceptional wildlife sightings.
  • Game drives (day and night) and when the water is high enough, mokoro safaris.
  • A 30-minute flight from Maun or Kasane, land at Khwai airstrip. A 30-minute game drive to camp (depending on water levels).
  • Rates from US$ 655 - US$ 1 350 per adult sharing per night (Gomoti Private only available on exclusive-use basis).
  • Children all ages welcome.
  • Situated in the private, community-run concession (NG32) overlooking a tributary of the nearby Gomoti River. This is a beautiful location with a wonderful diversity of wildlife.
  • Game drives (day and night), guided walking safaris, and when the water is high enough, mokoro and motorboat.
  • Fly to Qorokwe airstrip, 15 minutes from Maun, 25 minutes from Khwai and 60 minutes from Kasane. It's a 45-60 minute game drive to camp.
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FUN COMBO: Maun to Mahé

As partner properties with a common shareholder, MACHABA SAFARIS and BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES share the ethos of warmth, hospitality, and fun, that spans from the Okavango Delta to the outer islands of Seychelles.

OKAVANGO & OCEAN - a new package, easily bookable through either Machaba Safaris or Blue Safari Seychelles:
15 nights from US$ 12 070 pps, including charter flights in Botswana and Seychelles. Excluding international flights.
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Botswana

WHAT WE LOVE: One of Africa's most iconic destinations, and considered one of the safest countries of Africa, Botswana is the perfect partner to our safari camps in Zambia and easily accessed into and out of Maun for brilliant combinations with Cape Town and the Winelands. The Okavango Delta is a highlight and we love the land- and water-based opportunities to discover nature and truly connect with our roots.

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Machaba Camp & Little Machaba

The classic, 1950’s-style Machaba Camp and Little Machaba are situated in the 35 000-hectare Khwai Concession in the northeastern Okavango, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the sycamore fig tree, the tree of life, renowned for their abundant fruit, which feeds a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bushbuck, green pigeons and many more. The camp pathways meander between the large riverine trees.

Machaba Camp's 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp. The tents and main area of Little Machaba are all on decks and overlook a large floodplain. 

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