The Machaba story
We share authentic African safari experiences with the discerning travellerWe provide classic-style safaris to guests who believe in conserving Africa's wilderness, appreciate good value for money and thrive in the wilds.
Small, personal eco-luxury camps and lodgesWe keep our camps and lodges deliberately small so that guests can fully immerse themselves in nature with added touches of luxury, privacy and personalisation.
Experienced staff and excellent hospitalityExpert guides ensure an informative safari experience while our hosts create a homely feeling and take care of our guests' every need.
It all started with a passion
Alistair Rankin, Chris Hatshe and Murray Collins have 70 years’ experience in the southern Africa hospitality business. In 2012 they founded Machaba Safaris to revive the spirit of classic safaris coupled with the creature comforts of the modern era.
People first. Planet first
Machaba Safaris is all about our people. We’re 100% owner-run and employ the best in the industry who genuinely love what they do. We are also engaged in community development initiatives and numerous conservation projects based in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
We concentrate our efforts on projects that focus on conservation, education, community and infrastructure development. From investing in anti-poaching units to building classrooms and providing valuable work experience, we are committed to the growth of Africa’s land, wildlife and people.
We started with Machaba Camp in the Okavango Delta in 2012
Our focus was on classic-style authentic eco-camps to heighten the feeling of adventure
It turned out people loved our approach
So we added more camps to share with even more travellers
Take a look at our growing footprint
We have a wide presence with many unique destinations and experiences.