Named for the local sycamore fig tree known as the tree of life, Machaba Camp is a classic safari destination, preserving the vintage allure of the Okavango Delta.
The camp’s ten luxury tents are built in the classic 1950s style but exude a warm contemporary feel. Each tent includes a spacious and comfortable living area as well as an en-suite bathroom with a romantic outdoor shower. In addition to which, the tents come with a private veranda with exceptional views. Eight of the tents are twin tents, and two are luxury family tents.
Machaba is located on the same island as its sister camp, Little Machaba, but is run independently. It is situated in the Khwai Concession, a 180, 000-hectare reserve situated in the north eastern Okavango adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. The wildlife in the Khwai region is incredible, with large populations of leopard and wild dog. The area is made up of sweeping grasslands, riparian forests and floodplains. The local community runs eco-tourism initiatives here to preserve the integrity and natural beauty of the area. The Machaba trees which the camp is named after grows to heights of 65 feet and provides abundant fruit for numerous animals such as elephant, baboon, bush buck, and green pigeon. Many animals live here including lion, hyena, impala, leopard, wild dog, and hundreds of bird species.