Little Machaba

Sister camp to Machaba, its shares this prolific wildlife area

Khwai Community Concession
$615 - $1130


Khwai Community - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$615 - $1130

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Our Highlights

  • Great "old school" style of camp
  • River location bordering Moremi Game Reserve
  • Lovely accommodation with family units
  • Honeymoon suite

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Safari Lifestyles View


The smaller sister camp of the main Machaba...  what impresses you most is that you would not even know that there is another camp around the corner.


Even though you could walk between the two, Little Machaba remains tucked away and private with no visible signs of the main camp at all.


The tents are the same as are the services and the activities, but Little Machaba provides you with a more intimate and personal feel due to the much smaller number of tents.... this camp is a lovely and secluded addition to the main camp.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry camp. Day and Night Drives with Off-Road Driving. Walking and mokoro trips


Khwai Community Concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve

How do I get there

By Light aircraft transfer to airstrip then private vehicle transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Classic style lodge with 2 fully en-suite Suites (2 family units)

Whats Included


  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included


  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy


Children of all ages accepted with conditions

Younger children accepted if whole camp booked.


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Land activities

Water activities

Good for Honeymoons?

Spa pampering

(the longer the line... the stronger the emphasis)

Wildlife & Activities




The wildlife viewing is generated around similar species to that of the general Oakavango Delta. In and around Khwai you can see general plains game such as elephant, impala, zebra and wildebeest sable antelope with great concentrations of lion, leopard and hyena. In recent seasons there have also been good numbers of wild dogs and some occasional cheetah.


The more aquatic animals like hippo, waterbuck and red lechwe are generally always seen depending on the area visited.

Birdlife is also strong and concentrates on the main river area where lovely flocks of pygmy goose and white-faced ducks mingle with spur-winged goose, comb ducks and African Jacanas.








The Camp

Camp Overview


Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. The Machaba tree abounds in the Okavango Delta and most African riverine forests.


Machaba trees are renowned for their abundant fruit, which feed a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bush buck, 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

Lodge Layout


Little Machaba Camp is an exclusive 8 bed luxury safari camp with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated on decks and the pathways to the tents meander between the large riverine trees.


The Main dining and bar area are also on wooden decks overlooking a large flood plain.


Swimming Pool, with loungers

Tented Main Area on decks


Picturesque views over the Moremi Game Reserve

Spa Therapist – treatments include massages and facials done in guests rooms.

Room Description


The room are all fanned out either side of the main lodge and all have views over the floodplains of the Khwai River and are secluded enough from each other being set in quite thick bush.


Similarly to the main camp, for the daily rate of this camp, the rooms are some of the best in Botswana. They are quite cavernous in size and made from grey canvas and steel poles. Each tent as standard has a small seating area outside with chairs for you to relax in and a table and a canvas washbasin to wash you hands in. Through a large zipped doorway (in traditional African bush camp style) you are led into the main area comprising of a large room with a very large "campaign" style steel bed. Grass matting covers most of the floor and there is a lovely writing table, lamp and chair together with a beautiful soft armchair.


A canvas slipway to the rear leads you to the large ablution area with unusually designed his and hers wash basins with his and hers leather-clad hanging mirrors. Also in this area is a good sized internal shower and toilet. There is also a doorway that leads to a lovely and unique outside shower... unique as in the shower's effect is that it passes through a bucket... those of us who travel to the bush often, know exactly what a bucket shower is!


The family rooms are simply vast, with two adjoining tents with a lounge area in the middle with sofas etc...

Camp Environment


The camp sits right on the Khwai River in the Khwai Community Concession on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve.


This area is deemed to be a public concession and is of outstanding beauty, delivering the same reputation as Moremi, in that the diversity of game and vegetation is shared. Much smaller in size, its real benefit is accessibility and differences in accommodation, which is mostly more affordable in terms of its lodges and its suitability for Mobile Safaris and Self Drivers.


Machaba Camp sits in a very thick area right on the river in the concession, our view is that it holds the best spot of any lodge. Pretty much every lodge maintains the policy of guiding guests back their tent in darker hours, none more so important as at Machaba as there are many predators in the area and the thick bush makes them harder to spot.


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