Machaba Deteema Accommodation Lodge Mvr 024

Eco-luxury safaris that capture the spirit of an authentic African experience.

We celebrate, respect and protect the beauty of Africa and her people in order to share her natural splendour with you.

The Machaba Way

Untouched locations, experienced guides and authentic safari camp style.

Unrivalled destinations

Deliberately small camps

A team who love what they do

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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 and Hwange National Park. While each site has its own specific charm, the Machaba standard of excellence is consistent.

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Our Magnificent Destinations

Operating in Botswana and Zimbabwe, we have concessions in some of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa.

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Okavango Delta

  • 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.

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Chobe National Park

  • Famed for its wandering leopards
  • One park. Four distinctly different areas
  • 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

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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.

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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.

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Our Camps and Lodges

In even the most remote of areas your every need is catered for.

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Local Staff

Eco-friendly solar-powered camps.

Eco Friendly Camps
Authentic Safari Style

Authentic safari-style comfort.

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Pristine and private.

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Exceptional food in the heart of the bush.

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Awards and Nominations

Tailored Safari Packages

Inspired by our knowledge and first-hand experience of Botswana and Zimbabwe, we have crafted a series of packages to provide textured and authentic African safaris.

Classic Bots And Zim

Classic Botswana & Zimbabwe

Botswana & Zimbabwe

Okavango Delta, Hwange National Park

This spectacular safari takes you to the glittering waters of the Okavango Delta and the predator capital of the world, to the banks of the Zambezi River (close to Victoria Falls) and on to the grand Hwange National Park.

  • 11 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2020 - 10 Jan 2021

    $ 9360 pps

    Green
    11 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

    $ 7811 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2021 - 31 May 2021

    $ 9360 pps

Classic Hwange

Classic Hwange

Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Take a safari in largest National Park in Zimbabwe. Hwange is a blend of semi-desert, forest and open savannah and is home to great herds of elephant, big cats and a myriad of plains game.

  • 4 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2020 - 10 Jan 2021

    $ 3023 pps

    Green
    11 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

    $ 2203 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2021 - 31 May 2021

    $ 3023 pps

Classic Okavango Delta

Classic Okavango Delta

Botswana

Okavango Delta

Watch elephants swim through the reeds in the Okavango Delta, or a leopard track its prey in the predator capital of the world at Gomoti. It’s the chance to see nature in un-edited detail.

  • 6 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2020 - 10 Jan 2021

    $ 5772 pps

    Green
    11 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

    $ 4647 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2021 - 31 May 2021

    $ 5772 pps

Classic Machaba

Classic Machaba

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta

Starting at the world-famous Okavango Delta, this safari includes the Gomoti Game Reserve – known as the predator capital of the world. Thereafter visit the classic safari lands of Hwange National Park.

  • 9 Nights
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    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2020 - 10 Jan 2021

    $ 8567 pps

    Green
    11 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

    $ 6827 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Apr 2021 - 31 May 2021

    $ 8567 pps

Classic Bots And Zim

Classic Botswana & Zimbabwe

Classic Hwange

Classic Hwange

Classic Okavango Delta

Classic Okavango Delta

Classic Machaba

Classic Machaba