Machaba Camp Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Situated on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta in the game rich Khwai area overlooking the Moremi Game Reserve is Machaba Camp and Little Machaba. Built along the beautiful riverine tree-line of the Khwai River, this child friendly, independently owned, tented camp boasts instant game viewing from its prime river front setting. But not only is the game viewing excellent, the camp staff are always present to provide everything you need.

The camp is named after the Machaba tree, which is renowned for its abundant fruit, feeding a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bush buck, green pigeons and many more. Machaba means ‘tree of life’, so it’s no small wonder that the animals love to hang out close to your tent.

Constructed in a classic 1950s style, the ten luxury safari tents are ground- anchored and linked by meandering pathways. There are two family tents that accommodate two children under 12 years. The tents are elegantly decorated with ample, modern furnishings. Discreetly dispersed through the bushveld and shaded by giant trees, the tents offer double or twin accommodations, en-suite bathrooms including an outdoor shower, fans and a small living area leading out to a shaded verandah with views of the river. Electricity is available in the tents and additional charging facilities are provided.

The lounge area is a place where you want to settle down with luxurious chesterfields, books and a commanding position over the river. Bring rumbling tummies to the dining area: this is where the best, extensive buffets – European style - are served, eaten together at one warm, friendly table. Take in the picturesque views, or enjoy dinner in the sandy bush clearing with fireside space and river views. Offering a retreat from the hot sun, the camp also boasts a swimming pool with loungers for those times when you just want to relax. Let yourself unwind as you gaze over the pool while elephants take a splash in the Khwai River.

Nearby Attractions

Moremi Game Reserve

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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.


  • 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

Safaris featuring this property

10 days
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Classic Machaba Safari

A three centre safari combining Botswana and Zimbabwe. Visit the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Hwange National Park.

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Classic Machaba Safari plus VICTORIA FALLS

All the delights of our Classic Machaba safri visiting Hwange, the Okavango and Moremi, with the added bonus of a stay at Victoria Falls.