2 Night Big Game Safari (Luxury) – Machaba – Self Drive

2 Night Big Game Safari (Luxury) – Machaba – Self Drive

per person

Experience Botswana – Beyond Wildlife

Why we love it: Comfort/Great Service/ Eco Friendly
Optional Extras: Tour of Back of House
Best Combined With: 2 Night Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kanana Camp
2 Night Maun (Luxury) – Thamo Telele


Seasons Date  Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
Shoulder Season Apr – May & Nov – Dec 24 USD 1530.00 USD 576.00
Secret Season Jan – Mar 24 USD 1262.00 USD
High Season Jun – Oct 24 USD 2239.00 USD 860.00
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Included: Meals, local drinks, activities, park entrance fees, conservation and community fees, laundry and weak or unstable WiFi signal
Excluded: Premium drinks and return transfers
Activities: Day and night safaris, mokoro (depending on season and if water levels permitting), bush walking on request
Note: This is a self-drive package excluding car hire(available on request). Please see directions and estimated driving times under additional information.

Machaba Camp is located in the Khwai region on the same site as the former camp of the same name. The Khwai region is well known for its wealth of wildlife of all kinds, on the eastern edge of the Okavango Delta. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig, the tree of life. The camp is built in classic 1950s style, with luxury safari tents, complete with private bathroom and romantic outdoor shower.

All the tents are on the ground and, to access them, you have to take winding paths around the large riverside trees. The 10 luxury tents are all located between the trees on the bank of the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Reserve. From your veranda, you can admire the daily parade of animals coming down to drink from the river right in front of the camp. The camp has 8 luxury twin tents and 2 luxury family tents. Activities offered at Machaba include day and night safaris, mokoro (depending on water level), walks (to be booked in advance) and visiting a local community.

Virtual Itinerary

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Maun Airport
  • Included
    2 Night Big Game Safari (Luxury) – Machaba – Self Drive
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Local drinks
    Return Transfer
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    2 Waters pp
    Lunch Pack
    Curio purchases
    Hotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    Departure Taxes
    Traditional snack and drink
    Entry Fees
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Self Drive Directions To Machaba Camp
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Self Drive Dirctions From Machaba Camp
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Looking at a map of Botswana, you’d miss Khwai completely if you didn’t know it was there. Wedged between the big-ticket attractions of Chobe National Park to the east and Moremi Game Reserve to the south, Khwai exists as a significant big game destination of its own. Lying on the eastern fringes of the Okavango Delta with a rich wildlife population and no borders drawn around it on the map, Khwai is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours, though in the winter months it can hold its own for the quality of big game viewing. During your time here, you’ll spend most days exploring the narrow Khwai River, which forms the natural boundary to the Moremi Game Reserve on the south. The Khwai River is a beacon for wildlife and plays host to leopards stalking lechwe in the long grass, lions swimming from the banks to save their cubs’ during territorial disputes and crocodiles competing with wild dogs for a midday meal of impala. As Khwai lies outside the parks, it offers the freedom and flexibility normally only possible with the heavier price tag of a private concession. Go off-road for a closer look at sightings, night drive in search of nocturnal species, and, with a little advance planning, head out on game walks to track wildlife on foot. Khwai is also home to a village community where people live side by side with the resident wildlife. Some camps will offer village visits for a dose of cultural insight to go with your safari. For those not visiting the water camps of the delta, many camps in Khwai offer the chance to get out on a mokoro (traditional canoe), although excursions are less traditional in nature, skirting the riverbanks, rather than open delta floodplains.


Value For Money


Machaba Camp Overview Machaba Camp Website
Area  Community, Khwai Private Reserve, bordering Moremi Game reserve
Accommodation 10 Tents & 2 Family
Age Restrictions All ages welcome but minimum 6yrs for Game Drives
Self-Drive Access Yes
Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi Yes / Limited Wi-Fi
Pool Yes
Laundry Service Available Complimentary
Mosquito Nets No
Air-Cons or Fans Fans
Activities Day & Night Game Drives, Boating & Mokoro’s dependent on water levels, Village tours, Walking on request
Water Levels in General June/July-September High, October-May Low, always dependent on annual flood & local rains, Botswana, as with other countries, has been affected by climate change so impossible to predict exactly

Directions - Maun International Airport [MUB] to Machaba Camp Distance: 130.33km Travel Time: 2:40 hours  | GPS co-ordinates for Machaba Camp: S 19° 07' 23.897" E 23° 48' 48.914"

  •  Head southeast on Airport Rd toward Sir Seretse Khama Rd (0.3 km)
  •  Turn left onto Sir Seretse Khama Rd (9.2 km)
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit (49.2 km)
  • Slight left (31.2 km)
  • Slight right (40.5 km)