• Location: Botswana
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Located on the eastern edge of the world-famous Okavango Delta, independently owned and managed, Machaba Camp is perfectly positioned to make the most the delta’s wetland and woodland habitats with their thriving game and birdlife.

Set in a grove of towering trees overlooking the Khwai River and Moremi Game Reserve, this charming tented camp recalls the classic colonial safari era. With only 10 luxury tents, Machaba guarantees an intimate and tranquil atmosphere. The warm service and cosy nature of the camp makes it a popular choice for honeymooners.

Day and night game drives allow for thrilling encounters with the area's wildlife, which is plentiful year-round. An exquisite riverside view is framed by your private verandah and often includes animals making their daily commute to drink from the Kwai’s fresh waters. Affordable, authentic and unpretentious, Machaba is both a family-friendly camp and a sweetly romantic retreat for couples.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Luxury Hotel Awards - Global winners - Luxury Eco Safari Lodge 2014
  •  Safari Awards - Best New Safari Property in Botswana 2014


  • Picturesque riverside setting
  • Excellent year-round game viewing especially wild dog, hyena, hippo, elephant & lion
  • Day & night game drives
  • Family tents & private guides
  • Photographic hide on the river
  • Its in a private concession
  • Year round mokoro trips

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Consisting of just 10 luxurious en suite tents served by a central lounge and dining area, Machaba offers a tranquil and intimate atmosphere overlooking the Okavango Delta's Khwai River.

The secluded pool area is an ideal spot to while away the afternoon siesta between your morning and afternoon game drives. Laze on a pool lounger with a book from the library and a tall, cold drink from the bar. It is a dreamy scene: delicious sunshine, birds chattering in the trees and shy antelope passing by in the dappled undergrowth.

For avid photographers, Machaba has a superb game-viewing hide overlooking the river. You are dropped off and collected at a pre-arranged time, which leaves you free to photograph the abundant game and birdlife to your heart’s content.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service
    Local airstrip transfers
    Beauty or wellness therapist


The day begins with a freshly brewed coffee or steaming cup of tea delivered to your tent and a delicious light breakfast served in the dining tent before your morning adventure.  When you return from your exhilarating excursion, a generous mid-morning bunch awaits.

After a peaceful siesta, high tea is served, consisting of a mouth-watering selection of delicacies to fortify you for the afternoon’s exciting encounters.

Evenings are given over to pre-dinner cocktails around the fireside followed by a delicious three-course meal served by candlelight. Add a fine wine list and the huffing of hippo in the river to complete this magical setting for culinary indulgence.

Luxury Tent

Eight beautifully appointed tented suites are connected by a footpath that winds its way under shady trees to the main lodge. Elegantly furnished in charming Africa-inspired décor, large gauze windows allow a refreshing breeze to cool the interior but keep out the insects. A spacious en suite bathroom has double sinks, a flush toilet and hot shower. Your private verandah allows for uninterrupted views of passing wildlife.


    Outdoor shower
    En-suite bathroom


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • 4x4 Drives
  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Canoeing
  • Mokoro trails
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $940 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $690 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $545 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $695 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $995 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 10 Jan 2019 $695 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Luxury Tent Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We did had an amazing trip to Machaba. Sean, the guide at Machaba, was absolutely first class, in particular because he was a keen wildlide photographer himself!

    David Wessely, February 2016
  • The highlight was our stay at Machaba. I saw more wildlife than I ever thought possible. The camps were well run, staffed with gracious people, and truly delightful. Our guides were fabulous. I was so impressed with their range of knowledge and their caring for the wildlife and the environment. Our guide at Machaba, Moreri, was especially outstanding.

    Sara Torvik, November 2015
  • Loved Machaba lodge and would recommend it for value and quality of product! The guides in particular were great, the location hard to beat and we had plentiful game encounters.

    Peter Fletcher, November 2015
  • The last camp was Machaba Camp. It was beautiful. The tents were luxurious with beautiful linen and everything you could possibly want. Again the food was gourmet and the staff were delightful. Custard was our guide and he was the best. We loved his game drives, he put so much effort into showing us his beautiful Botswana. It was a perfect place to end our holiday.

    Didi Caddy, July 2014

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Shandre Steenkamp

Shandre Steenkamp

Africa Safari Expert

"A new & fresh addition to the Delta - this lodge is beautifully designed and located in a fantastic concession ensuring great game-viewing all year round."



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We did had an amazing trip to Machaba. Sean, the guide at Machaba, was absolutely first class, in particular because he was a keen wildlide photographer himself!

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