Safari Experiences

What guests can expect to do at Machaba

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking (guide dependant)
  • Mokoros (year round, water dependent)
  • Game viewing from the comfort of your own tent
  • Catch up on some reading, with our large collection of reading material.
  • Visits to the local community
  • After Dinner Night Drive

A typical day with Machaba Safaris

A typical summer day with Machaba Safaris:
(Kindly note times may vary slightly and winter timings are different)

05h30 Wake up call at the room
06h00 Light breakfast in the main area
06h30 Depart for your morning activity: game drive, nature walk, mokoro
10h30 Return from morning activity
11h00 Brunch

Afternoon at leisure – possible activities:
Swimming pool, curio shop, spa

15h30 Afternoon tea
16h00 Depart on afternoon game drive
19h30 Return from game drive
20h00 Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)
After dinner optional night drive

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.

On Water

Mokoro safari – This is a dug out canoe poled by an experienced poler in the shallower waters of the Okavango. It is a great way to see the waterways and is tranquil and quiet. These excursions take place in the mornings or longer day trips can be arranged. Explore the islands around camp and come back rested and rejuvenated.

Guided Walks

Walking safaris are also conducted generally in the morning with armed guides. The walks are leisurely and time is taken to observe the smaller things in the bush that one normally misses when driving. Walking is weather dependent, or dependent on the condition of the terrain.


Game drives – Game drives are conducted in the mornings and afternoon/evenings at camp. They usually last about three hours each and are conducted along the river systems and flood plains around the camp. The wildlife in the area is prolific and chances are good to see some of the larger predators, herds of elephant and buffalo and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives are conducted in the early evening offering one a chance to see the smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights.