The Machaba Way
Untouched locations, experienced guides and authentic safari camp style.
Remote camps, iconic regions.
Raw and untamed nature.
Something to experience at any time of the year.
Deliberately small camps
A private experience, more intimate with nature.
Complete comfort in the heart of the wild.
Gourmet-inspired bush dining.
A team who love what they do
Experienced and knowledgeable guides.
Personal attention and service.
A feeling of family and warmth.
True to the planet and her people
Machaba is the Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig tree whose fruit attracts animals from afar. At Machaba Safaris we know that it’s not only the tree and her animals that need our protection, which is why we lend our support to the fragile local communities whose people have lived in these remote regions for centuries. It is also why Machaba Safaris attracts like-minded explorers from all over the globe to share in the joy that ethical eco tourism has to offer.
A Machaba Safari
Where hospitality and comfort live alongside pristine nature.
Our Popular Activities
From bird watching to taking an untamed walking safari under the care of a highly trained guide, there is always something to see and do.
Our Offering at a Glance
Machaba Safaris operates in Botswana and Zimbabwe with locations in prime safari destinations including the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Mana Pools National Park and Hwange National Park. While each site has its own specific charm, the Machaba standard of excellence is consistent.
Our Magnificent Destinations
Operating in Botswana and Zimbabwe, we have concessions in some of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa.
- It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- There are over 150 000 islands in the Delta.
- The Delta shrinks and grows up to three times in size.
A river delta typically forms where a river enters an ocean. However, the Okavango Delta’s waters never make it to the sea. It is a rare natural phenomenon in the middle of a desert that gives rise to an ever-changing tapestry of life forms throughout the year.
Chobe National Park
- Famed for its wandering leopards
- One park. Four distinctly different biomes
- One of the greatest concentrations of elephants in Africa
Chobe is the country’s most diverse park in biological terms. It’s divided into the Serondela, the Savuti Marsh, the Linyanti Marsh and hinterland regions, each with something different to explore
Hwange National Park
- Has all five of Africa’s Big Five species.
- Is home to elephant “super herds”.
- One of the largest national parks in Africa.
An hour South of Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe. Once the royal hunting grounds of warrior-king Mzilikazi Khumalo, the Park now safeguards the world-famous elephants of Hwange – one of the largest populations on the planet.
Mana Pools National Park
- Awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status
- One of the highest concentrations of wild dogs in Africa
- Exceptional walking and canoeing safari opportunities
The most remote park in the country, Mana Pools is the first Biosphere Reserve in Zimbabwe. It's known for its big herds of elephant, buffalo, endangered wild dogs, lions and the more shy leopards, cheetahs and spotted hyenas.
This was our family's first trip to Africa and the journey kicked off at Machaba and we couldn't be more thankful for that. Our guide Moss, affectionately know by our family as "The Moss Man", is so good at his craft. We learned, we enjoyed, and he always came through with a unique spotting or experience.
We shared a beautiful family tent, on the ground, that had all the amenities you could think of - indoor and outdoor showers, a living room, lounge chairs on the patio, comfortable beds, and hot water bottles when you crawl in. The animal noises at night were heavenly.
Such a perfect setting for this magnificent trip. Attentive, wonderful staff, great accommodations, knowledgeable, fun safari guides! And we were lucky enough to get a bonus day when a flight was rescheduled! Everything was perfect!
The entire staff was so welcoming and kind, and we appreciated every one of them. Our tent was exceptionally comfortable, and the food and drinks were fantastic.
The accommodations were comfortable and well-stocked with everything I needed or may have needed. The staff went above and beyond the call to make my experience a pleasant and memorable one. In my dreams for an African vacation, I never imagined this. Can't wait to bring the whole family next time!
Our Camps and Lodges
In even the most remote of areas your every need is catered for.
Camps & Lodges
Hectares under Conservation
Eco-friendly solar-powered camps.
Authentic safari-style comfort.
Pristine and private.
Exceptional food in the heart of the bush.
Stories from the Bush
Read our blog for updates from the bush and the latest sightings from our camps.