Why photographers love Machaba
This owner-run safari camp lies in a private concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. It offers excellent game-viewing, accommodation and guiding.
- High quality tented accommodation.
- Riverside location on the Khwai River.
- Very good game-viewing year round.
- Great predators including lion, cheetah, hyaena, leopard and wild dog.
- Night drives with spotlight.
- Off-road driving permitted.
- Excellent Land Cruisers and great guides.
- Owner-run and –managed.
- Spotlight photography.
How we rate Machaba
Machaba at a glance
- 10 luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms; paths connect the units.
- Dining and public areas are spacious and modern.
- Swimming pool.
- Massage if you need it.
- 220v charging in rooms.
Situated in the 1800-square-kilometre Khwai Concession bordering Moremi Game Reserve. There is a good network of roads that are shared by just three camps. During the high season you may share sightings with other vehicles.
When to go
- Game-viewing is best from May (arrival of flood waters) to November (start of the rains).
- December is a good month to see young animals.
- From February to April, the area is very green, with good cloud build-ups (some rain) and excellent bird sightings.
- A 4-hour drive from Maun by 4×4.
- A 40-minute flight from Maun, followed by a 20-minute road trip to the camp.
What Machaba costs
- Rates from US$520 per person per night sharing.
- There are very good rates for Southern African Development Community (SADC) members.
- Flights to Maun (40 minutes) and Kasane (45 minutes) at about US$250 a leg.
Photographers need to know
- This is a family-friendly camp, so children may be visiting.
The good news
A member of Classic Safari Camps of Africa, Machaba is independently run and owned by Chris Kruger and Alistair Rankin, both previously with Wilderness Safaris.