Machaba Camp is situated in the game-rich Khwai area. The Khwai Concession is a 35 000 hectare reserve situated in the north eastern Okavango adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. Machaba Camp is independently owned and run, and is aimed at the affordable luxury travel markets across the world, offering great value for money and a unique classical safari experience. Machaba Camp will appeal to the novice safari guest as well as to the seasoned safari traveller.

Machaba trees are renowned for their abundant fruit, which feed a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bushbuck, green pigeons and many more.

The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated on the ground and the pathways to the tents meander between the large riverine trees.

We look forward to hosting you and your clients at Machaba Camp.

Please contact us for further information on Machaba, our rates, reservations and booking terms and condition.


All 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp.

Need to know about the accommodation

  • Luxury tented camp – 10 Tents in Total – Max 24 guests
  • 8 x Luxury Tents
  • 2 x Family Luxury Tents
  • Children of all ages welcome. A private vehicle is required for children under 6 participating in game activities
  • No babysitting facilities available

Notes about sharing and children:

  1. Children 0-5 stay free, children 6-11 pay standard child rate (50% of adult sharing rate). Children 12+ pay full adult rate
  2. No more than two children under 12 years of age in family luxury tent with two adults. (Additional children on request, please speak to reservations)
  3. One child permitted to stay in standard luxury tent with two adults at standard child rate (dependant on availability)
  4. One child and one adult in standard luxury tent pay adult + child rate.
  5. One adult permitted to stay in family luxury tent with two other adults at full adult rate.


Machaba Camp electricity is run on a hybrid system which incorporates both solar energy and a generator. The solar farm enables us to harvest energy from the sun to run the camp, whilst the generator is used to back the system up during peak periods and inclement weather from time to time. The hot water system in camp is based on a Thermodynamic Solar Energy system, this latest technology ensures hot water generation no matter what the weather.

Facilities available at Machaba Camp

  • Swimming Pool, with loungers
  • Tented Main Area
  • Library
  • Picturesque views over the Moremi and Khwai River
  • Spa Therapist – treatments include massages and facials done in guests rooms.


Guests need to know…
Because Botswana is a malaria area, precautions are recommended. The water in camp is safe to drink.  Limited electricity is available in the rooms, however charging facilities are available for cameras and smaller electrical devices. Luggage restriction in smaller aircraft – 20kg per person soft bags.

  • Morning & Evening Game Drives
  • Year round water activities, with dug out canoes (mekoro) water level dependent.
  • Walking (guide dependent)
  • Game-viewing from the comfort of your own tent
  • Relax at the pool, with wonderful views over the Khwai river
  • Catch up on some reading, with our large selection of reading material
  • Visits to the local community
  • Spa Therapist – treatments include massages and facials done in guests rooms

Food and Dining

The food served at camp is a wonderful mixture of local cuisine flavoured and cooked in good old fashion home style cooking. We call this bushfare. Our chefs come from Botswana and have many years working in the tourism industry preparing fine meals. We try and eat under the stars at night and vary our dining experiences with every meal.