Little Machaba

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Little Machaba is a traditional safari-style camp in the game-rich Khwai concession in the northeastern region the Okavango Delta. While Little Machaba shares the same island as Machaba Camp, it is a much smaller, more intimate camp that is also built on raised decks.

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Wide variety of wild animals

The size of the herds and the variety of animal species is spectacular. Highlights include the buffalo and elephant herds, and the predatory leopards, lions and packs of African wild dogs (also known as painted dogs).

North Eastern Delta

Situated in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is a rare inland water system. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site and known as “the river that never meets the sea”, this seasonal network of waterways, channels and island shrinks and grows each year, providing a rich habitat to a plethora of birds, insects and animal species.

Safari Style Tents

Safari-style canvas tents

Machaba Safaris is inspired by the authentic spirit of a safari. Our eco-luxury canvas tents provide the romantic ambience of a true explorer and the comforts of a modern-day citizen of the world.

Game Drives

Game drives

Enjoy the diversity of the Delta’s wildlife from the comfort of an open-air 4 x 4 vehicle. Our experienced Machaba Safaris guides draw on their experience and local knowledge to make sure that you get to spot a variety of bird and animal life, including the mighty water wallowing elephants.

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Wide variety of wild animals

North Eastern Delta

Situated in the Okavango Delta

Safari Style Tents

Safari-style canvas tents

Game Drives

Game drives

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Eco-luxury at its finest

Camp Information

Category

Classic Safari Camp

Camp Size

2 x Luxury tents
2 x Luxury Family tents
(max 8 people)

Concession Type

Private Site

Region

Khwai

Ages

No children under 12 unless entire camp is booked

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All the comfort without the frills

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Machaba Safaris achieves a balance of maximum guest comfort and minimal impact on the environment.

What does this mean?

Machaba Safaris combines the authenticity of the past, the comforts of today and a future-thinking eco-awareness. Our camps feature iconic canvas tents, cooling plunge pools and communal bars and dining areas and reading nooks. We consciously forgo certain conveniences like hairdryers and air-con, and rely on alternative energy to lighten our load on the planet.

How we lighten the load
  • Camp electricity is a hybrid of solar energy and a back-up generator.
  • Low energy consuming appliances and light bulbs.
  • No permanent fixtures means that our campsites can be rehabilitated in 1.5 years.
  • Separate Bio Plants manage kitchen, laundry and staff village solids. 
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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.

The Machaba Dining Experience

No African safari is complete without authentic dining experiences in the heart of the untamed wildernesses.

Wholesome, gourmet-inspired cuisine

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Warm hospitality compliments the delicious meals prepared by passionate and experienced chefs

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Al fresco dining amid the stunning wonders of African vistas

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Savour the moment with your choice of refreshing local and international beverages

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Testimonials

Camp Facilities and Amenities

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Your safari adventure starts here with Machaba.

Camp Layout

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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

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