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

Enjoy Africa's unspoiled natural beauty through captivating wildlife encounters.

Our Popular Activities

From game drives to untamed walking safaris under the care of our highly trained guides, there is always something to see and do. Experience our unique water-based activities depending on the season, and the water levels during your visit.

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.

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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 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

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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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Eco-friendly solar-powered camps.

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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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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.

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Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta

Experience the best of Botswana & Zimbabwe. Explore the exquisite tapestry of natural wonders across the Okavango Delta. Traverse the mesmerizing landscapes of Hwange National Park and embrace the thundering cascade while marveling at the scenic grandeur of Victoria Falls. 

  • 11 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 16961 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 13199 pps

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Essentially Machaba

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Okavango Delta

Experience the essence of the Okavango Delta where untamed nature and captivating wildlife thrive. Then, venture into Hwange National Park, renowned for its abundant elephant herds, majestic big cats, and a myriad of plains game.

  • 9 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 15147 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 11385 pps

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Definitive Machaba

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta

Discover the epitome of wilderness exploration starting in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest reserve, followed by the untamed allure of Ngoma lodge offering endless views over the seasonal Chobe flood plain. Thereafter visit the classic safari lands of the Okavango delta.

  • 11 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 19631 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 14851 pps

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Machaba Routes

Zimbabwe & Botswana

Hwange National Park, Chobe National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Okavango Delta

Embark on the multifaceted odyssey traversing some of Africa's top safari destinations. Start in the magical landscapes of Mana Pools and Hwange National Park. Discover the grandeur of Victoria Falls and the wildlife-rich allure of Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe National Park. Conclude amidst nature's tranquility at Kiri Camp in the Okavango Delta to end off an unforgettable expedition.

  • 13 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 18940 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

    $ 14805 pps

Classic Okavango Delta

Classic Delta Package

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.

  • 9 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 16333 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 12337 pps

Classic Machaba

Classic Botswana

Botswana

Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta

Starting at the world-famous Chobe Game Reserve and moving to the world-renowned Okavango Delta, this safari includes the Gomoti Game Reserve – known as the predator capital of the world. Thereafter visit the classic safari lands of the delta.

  • 8 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 13881 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 10433 pps

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Romantic Package

Botswana

Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park

The private Ngoma Safari Lodge, is located on the edge of a plateau, offering endless views over the seasonal Chobe flood plain. Thereafter visit Little Machaba, an intimate oasis nestled in the riverine trees.

  • 5 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 6868 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 4908 pps

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Classic Hwange

Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park

Take a safari in the 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.

  • 6 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 6799 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 10 Jan 2025

    $ 4858 pps

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Classic Mana Pools

Zimbabwe

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park is surprisingly textured. Its varied landscape gives rise to different plants, bird and animal life which can be seen from a game vehicle, by foot or the comfort of your eco-luxury accommodation.

  • 8 Nights
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    Peak
    1 Jul 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

    $ 8049 pps

    Shoulder
    1 Nov 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

    $ 6009 pps

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Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe

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Essentially Machaba

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Definitive Machaba

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Machaba Routes

Classic Okavango Delta

Classic Delta Package

Classic Machaba

Classic Botswana

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Romantic Package

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Classic Hwange

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Classic Mana Pools