LAUNCHING: Machaba Safaris in Botswana & Zimbabwe
19 March 2019

NEW MEMBER MACHABA SAFARIS


Yes, I know it is TUESDAY (again), but this update is worth waiting for.
We are delighted to welcome MACHABA SAFARIS in BOTSWANA and ZIMBABWE as the latest addition to Classic Portfolio. It has been many years since we last had camps in these areas and the addition of the Machaba Safaris circuit with 7 unique camps in 4 wilderness locations makes the perfect Classic Portfolio partner.

WHY MACHABA SAFARIS?
Inspired by Murray Collins, co-owner of BLUE SAFARIS SEYCHELLES, who is also a partner of Machaba Safaris, it was a natural extension for us to unite the vast marine wilderness of the outer Seychelles islands with the iconic safaris experiences in the Okavango Delta and Hwange National Park.

Together with his partners Alistair Rankin, Chris Hatshe and Blessing Munyenyiwa, they are committed to creating affordable safari experiences in prime wilderness areas that honour an elegant style while being family friendly.
Kids under 5 stay free while 6-11 year olds pay 50%.
2019 RATES: Machaba Safaris

MACHABA CAMP & LITTLE MACHABA

KWHAI CONCESSION, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
  • MACHABA CAMP: 8 x Luxury Tents | 2 x Family Units. Kids all ages. Rates from US$ 590 to US$ 1 055 per adult sharing.
  • LITTLE MACHABA: 2 x Luxury Tents | 2 x Family Units. Kids 12+ (unless exclusive). Rates from US$ 655 to US$ 1 195 per adult sharing.
CLASSIC FACTORS
  • Wild: Luxury in a wildlife-rich wilderness
  • Classic: Feet-the-sand, comfortable style
  • Star feature: Fabulous sightings of leopard and wild dog
  • Best of both: Children of all ages or intimate and peaceful
FACT SHEET: Machaba Camp & Little Machaba

GOMOTI PLAINS & GOMOTI PRIVATE

OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
  • GOMOTI PLAINS: 8 x Luxury Tents | 2 x Family Units. Kids all ages. Rates from US$ 655 to US$ 1 195 per adult sharing.
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Combine 3 nights at each Machaba Camp & Gomoti Plains and pay Machaba Camp rates throughout.
  • GOMOTI PRIVATE: 1 x Luxury Tent | 1 x Family Unit. Kids all ages. Exclusive Camp Rates (up to 6 guests) from US$ 5 600 to US$ 10 000 camp rate per night for first 4 guests and Gomoti Plains rates per guest thereafter.
CLASSIC FACTORS
  • Stunning location: Within the 100 000-hectare private concession in the Gomoti Plains
  • Get out there: Mokoro, boating, walking and the best bush dinners
  • Contemporary: Décor, design and furnishings are contemporary yet classic
  • Community partnership: A private concession for photographic tourism partnering with the community
FACT SHEET: Gomoti Plains & Gomoti Private

VERNEY'S CAMP

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE
  • VERNEY'S CAMP: 8 x Luxury Tents | 2 x Family Units. Kids all ages. Rates from US$ 450 to US$ 790 per adult sharing.
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 3, Pay 2 valid until 10th January 2020.
CLASSIC FACTORS
  • Verney's Pan: Pumping with action
  • Private concession: 10 000 hectares not accessed by regular park visitors
  • Food, fun, flexible: All-day, live kitchen, bush picnics, no rushing needed
  • Welcoming: Highly recommended for couples and families alike
FACT SHEET: Verney's Camp

DETEEMA SPRINGS & DEKA CAMP

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE
  • DETEEMA SPRINGS: OPENING 1 MAY 2019 - 7 x Luxury Tents | 1 x Family Unit.
  • DEKA CAMP: OPENING 1 JUNE 2019 - 6 x Luxury Tents.
  • BOTH: Kids 6 & older, unless exclusive. Rates from US$ 520 to US$ 695 per adult sharing.
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Stay 3, Pay 2 valid until 10th January 2020.
CLASSIC FACTORS
  • Less is more: A raw and authentic safari
  • Attraction: Constant elephants in a wild, natural seep
  • On foot: Phenomenal walking in remote areas
  • Gentle with the environment: Light footprint in a fragile eco-system
FACT SHEET: Deteema Springs & Deka Camp
SHARED SALES REPRESENTATION:
In the UK market, Alison Whitfield and the ETHOS MARKETING team continue to manage the sales, while Hella Göbel, SABELA AFRICA, is responsible for the German speaking markets.
Classic Portfolio will manage international sales from our offices in USA (Kimi Christopulos), Southern Africa (Michelle Koen) and Latin America (Simon Huxter & Lara Movsovich).

We all look forward to working with our key trade partners in driving new business across the Machaba Safaris camps.
ONLINE AVAILABILITY: Machaba Safaris
DO YOU KNOW:
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.
Happy selling!

Suzanne
Sustainable Africa
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