Machaba Camp

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The Machaba Camp nestles in the Khwai area of Botswana's great Okavango Delta in Southern Africa. The name Machaba comes from the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, which is known in Africa as the tree of life. Machaba trees feature a copious amount of fleshy fruit which a vast array of animals feed on including elephant, baboons, bushbuck, green pigeons and others.

The Machaba tree abounds in the Okavango Delta of Botswana and the tented camp, built in the classic 1950's style, is situated in the tree line on the scenic Khwai River. From the luxury tented rooms, guests can overlook the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The Camp is aimed at the affordable luxury travel markets across the world and offers a unique and adventurous safari experience; it appeals to the novice safari guest as well as to the seasoned traveller.

This Camp has also won the "Best Value Safari Property in Botswana", received a highly commended award for "Best Value Safari Property in Africa", and named "Best New Safari Property in Botswana".

The Camp is in a classic luxury safari tent style, and each tent features an en-suite bathroom, living area, and a romantic outdoor shower. These African tents are on the ground level between the gorgeous trees which line the river.

The camp consists of:

  • 8 x Luxury Tents
  • 2 x Family Luxury Tents.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Loungers by the pool
  • Tented central area
  • Library
  • Picturesque views over the Moremi and Khwai River
  • Wheelchair friendly.

The Camp offers exciting morning and evening safari drives as well as guided walking safaris for guests to enjoy. Game viewing from the comfort of your tent, or just put your feet up and catch up on some reading. The Camp has also launched limited water activities, which is water dependent and needs to be pre-booked. Guests also have access to the extensive collection of material on birds and animals from the area that is on offer at Machaba or takes a visit to the local community.

Guests visiting the tented camp in Botswana can fly to Johannesburg in South Africa and then on to Maun or Kasane, in Botswana. From Maun, guests can take a smaller charter plane, it is a 34-minute flight to the Khwai Airstrip, from Kasane, it is a 42 - 64-minute flight to the Khwai Airstrip. From the Airstrip, it is a 32-minute drive to the Camp.

Amenities

  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Outside Shower
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Machaba Camp

  • Library
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Machaba Camp

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Classic Machaba 9 night Package

Enjoy a 9 night Classic Machaba Safari package which includes 3 nights at Machaba Camp, 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp and 3 nights at Verneys Camp.

Package includes:

  • Flight from Maun to Machaba Camp , then onto Gomoti Plains Camp
  • Flight from Gomoti Plains to Kasane Airport
  • Road transfer from Kasane to Vic Falls Airport (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Return flights from Vic Falls Airport to Manga - Manga to Vic Falls Airport (approx 45 minute flight)
  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) and taxes

Included in the rate:

  • Flight from Maun to Machaba Camp , then onto Gomoti Plains Camp
  • Flight from Gomoti Plains to Kasane Airport
  • Road transfer from Kasane to Vic Falls Airport (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Return flights from Vic Falls Airport to Manga - Manga to Vic Falls Airport (approx 45 minute flight)
  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) and taxes

Excluded from the rate:

  • Premium imported drinks, international flights, internal transfers, travel insurance, visas and discretionary tips
  • Machaba Safaris Conservation and Community Levy (CCL) of USD 15 per person per night at all camps

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 November 2018 - 10 January 2020
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for a 9 night stay only (3 nights at Machaba Camp, 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp and 3 nights at Verneys Camp)
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Classic Okavango 6 night Package

Enjoy a 6 night Classic Okavango package which includes 3 nights at Machaba Camp and 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp.

Package includes:

  • All flights in and out of Maun
  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) and taxes

Included in the rate:

  • All flights in and out of Maun
  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) and taxes

Excluded from the rate:

  • Premium imported drinks, international flights, internal transfers, travel insurance, visas and discretionary tips
  • Machaba Safaris Conservation and Community Levy (CCL) of USD 15 per person per night at all camps

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 November 2018 - 10 January 2020
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for a 6 night stay only (3 nights at Machaba Camp and 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp)
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Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe 11 night Package

Enjoy an 11 night Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe package which includes 3 nights at Machaba Camp, 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp, 3 nights at Verneys Camp and 2 nights at Old Drift Lodge.

Package includes:
  • Flight from Maun to Machaba Camp , then onto Gomoti Plains Camp
  • Flight from Gomoti Plains to Kasane Airport
  • Road transfer from Kasane to Old Drift Lodge (Approx. 45 minutes )
  • Transfer back to Vic Falls Airport
  • Return flights from Vic Falls Airport to Manga – Manga to Vic Falls Airport (Approx. 45 minute flight)
  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) & taxes
  • Old Drift Lodge inclusive of: Accommodation, all meals and drinks; Complimentary mini bars in the rooms; Return Victoria Falls Airport / Livingstone Airport transfers; Shuttle to Victoria Falls town; Gym in a bag; Laundry; Emergency Medical Evacuation cover; 2% Tourism levy; VAT on accommodation, meals and drinks. Activities available at Old Drift Lodge at no extra charge to guests: Morning and Afternoon Game drives in the Zambezi National Park & Morning and Afternoon River Safaris

Included in the rate:

  • Flight from Maun to Machaba Camp , then onto Gomoti Plains Camp
  • Flight from Gomoti Plains to Kasane Airport
  • Road transfer from Kasane to Old Drift Lodge (Approx. 45 minutes )
  • Transfer back to Vic Falls Airport
  • Return flights from Vic Falls Airport to Manga – Manga to Vic Falls Airport (Approx. 45 minute flight)
  • Fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) & taxes
  • Old Drift Lodge inclusive of: Accommodation, all meals and drinks; Complimentary mini bars in the rooms; Return Victoria Falls Airport / Livingstone Airport transfers; Shuttle to Victoria Falls town; Gym in a bag; Laundry; Emergency Medical Evacuation cover; 2% Tourism levy; VAT on accommodation, meals and drinks. Activities available at Old Drift Lodge at no extra charge to guests: Morning and Afternoon Game drives in the Zambezi National Park & Morning and Afternoon River Safaris

Excluded from the rate:

  • Premium imported drinks, international flights, internal transfers, travel insurance, visas and discretionary tips
  • Machaba Safaris Conservation and Community Levy (CCL) of USD 15 per person per night at all camps

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 November 2018 - 10 January 2020
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid for a 11 night stay only (3 nights at Machaba Camp, 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp, 3 nights at Verney's Camp and 2 nights at Old Drift Lodge)
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Machaba Blue Safari

IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A FINER COMBINATION THAN THE BUSH & BEACH – THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN ACTIVITY AND RELAXATION...

We invite you to surrender to the adventure of an African Safari, coupled with an idyllic romantic island escape.

  • 3 NIGHTS Machaba Camp Okavango Delta – Botswana
  • 3 NIGHTS Gomoti Plains Camp Okavango Delta – Botswana
  • 1 NIGHT Intercontinental OR Tambo Johannesburg – South Africa
  • 1 NIGHT Eden Bleu Mahé – Seychelles
  • 7 NIGHTS Alphonse Island Alphonse Group – Seychelles

15 nights from US$ 12 070 pps (low season) including charter flights in Botswana and Seychelles. Excluding international flights.

Your adventure begins in a timelessly unspoiled setting with sunset views stretching to distant horizons of the Okavango Delta. Witness the raw, untouched beauty of the open bush, widely acknowledged as the predator capital of the world. The region promises up-close views of unique wildlife and flourishing vegetation. Encounter grazing herds of antelope, as well as elephants that tower over islands fringed with palms. Watch in awe as these majestic beasts submerge neck-deep, swimming through a network of reeds inhabited by tiny frogs of all colours, all under the watchful eye of the elegant African fish eagle. Glide through the maze of channels, islands and opaque lagoons on a traditional mokoro dugout canoe and enjoy the seasonal beauty of the Okavango Delta.

From the safari of your dreams, you are whisked away for adventure and pampered relaxation on the idyllic Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, where the hotel is the only property on the island! Immerse yourself in the exquisite simplicity of a tropical island paradise to experience the raw beauty of an untouched natural sanctuary, and one of the prime protected ecosystems in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean. Experience flats lunches in the middle of the ocean, sundowner cocktails on the beach, mesmerizing encounters with captivating marine life and heavenly pampering treatments; all in picture-perfect surrounds that enhance every glorious sensation.

 IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A FINER COMBINATION THAN THE BUSH & BEACH
– THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN ACTIVITY AND RELAXATION...

We invite you to surrender to the adventure of an African Safari,
coupled with an idyllic romantic island escape.

Your adventure begins in a timelessly unspoiled setting with sunset views stretching to distant horizons of the Okavango Delta. Witness the raw, untouched beauty of the open bush, widely acknowledged as the predator capital of the world. The region promises up-close views of unique wildlife and flourishing vegetation. Encounter grazing herds of antelope, as well as elephants that tower over islands fringed with palms. Watch in awe as these majestic beasts submerge neck-deep, swimming through a network of reeds inhabited by tiny frogs of all colours, all under the watchful eye of the elegant African fish eagle. Glide through the maze of channels, islands and opaque lagoons on a traditional mokoro dugout canoe and enjoy the seasonal beauty of the Okavango Delta.

From the safari of your dreams, you are whisked away for adventure and pampered relaxation on the idyllic Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, where the hotel is the only property on the island! Immerse yourself in the exquisite simplicity of a tropical island paradise to experience the raw beauty of an untouched natural sanctuary, and one of the prime protected ecosystems in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean. Experience flats lunches in the middle of the ocean, sundowner cocktails on the beach, mesmerizing encounters with captivating marine life and heavenly pampering treatments; all in picture-perfect surrounds that enhance every glorious sensation.

ITINERARY SUMMARY - FRIDAY DEPARTURES

DAY 1 Charter flight from Maun to Machaba

Overnight Machaba Camp in a Luxury Tent [AI]

DAY 2–3 On Safari in the Okavango Delta

Overnight Machaba Camp in a Luxury Tent [AI]

DAY 4 Charter flight from Machaba to Gomoti

Overnight Gomoti Plains Camp in a Luxury Tent [AI]

DAY 5–6 On Safari in the Okavango Delta

Overnight Gomoti Plains Camp in a Luxury Tent [AI]

DAY 7 Charter flight from Gomoti to Maun International flight from Maun to OR Tambo [own account]

Overnight at Intercontinental OR Tambo in a Deluxe King Room [BB]

DAY 8 International flight from OR Tambo to Mahé [own account]

Transfer from Airport to Eden Bleu

Overnight at Eden Bleu Hotel in a Standard Room [BB]

DAY 9 Transfer from Eden Bleu to Airport Charter flight from Mahé to Alphonse

Overnight at Alphonse Island in a Beach Bunglow/Beach Suite [FB]

DAY 10–15 Exploring and relaxing in paradise

Overnight at Alphonse Island in a Beach Bunglow/Beach Suite [FB]

DAY 16 Charter flight from Alphonse to Mahé Transfer from IDC Hangar to International airport. Outward bound international flight from Mahé International [own account]

PLEASE NOTE: Flights departing Johannesburg on Saturday arrive in Mahé too late for the connecting flight to Alphonse, therefore guests will arrive in Mahé on Friday and overnight at Eden Bleu Hotel on a B&B basis. Flights departing Maun arrive in Johannesburg too late for the connecting flight to Mahé, therefore guests to overnight in Johannesburg at Intercontinental OR Tambo on a B&B basis

Rates:

HIGH 1 Jun 2019 – 31 Oct 2019: Single from US$ 18 405 / Sharing from US$ 14 729 per person (Luxury Tent / Beach Bungalow)

SHOULDER 1 Nov 2019 – 10 Jan 2020: Single from US$ 15 738 / Sharing from US$ 12 824 per person (Luxury Tent / Beach Bungalow)

LOW 11 Jan 2020 – 31 Mar 2020: Single from US$ 13 088 / Sharing from US$ 12 070 per person (Luxury Tent / Beach Bungalow)

SHOULDER 1 Apr 2020 – 31 May 2020: Single from US$ 16 235 / Sharing from US$ 13 195 per person (Luxury Tent / Beach Bungalow)

HIGH 1 Jun 2020 – 31 Oct 2020: Single from US$ 19 259 / Sharing from US$ 15 355 per person (Luxury Tent / Beach Bungalow)

SHOULDER 1 Nov 2020 – 10 Jan 2021: Single from US$ 16 235 / Sharing from US$ 13 195 per person (Luxury Tent / Beach Bungalow)

*** Please contact our reservations office for reservations on this amazing offer.

Included in the rate:

MACHABA CAMP & GOMOTI PLAINS CAMP RATES INCLUDE:

  • Charter flight Maun / Machaba / Gomoti / Maun• Return vehicle airstrip transfers
  • 3 nights at Machaba Camp in a Luxury Safari Tent
  • 3 nights at Gomoti Plains Camp in a Luxury Safari Tent
  • All meals and snacks
  • Activities : Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Mokoro (Water Dependant)
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported & premium drinks)
  • Taxes• Conservation & Community Levy

 

ALPHONSE ISLAND RATES INCLUDE:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Bungalow / Beach Suite
  • All Meals
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Soft drinks during activities
  • Charter flight Mahé / Alphonse / Mahé
  • All hotel amenities and non-motorized, land based activities
  • Complimentary scheduled communal activities
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Watersport equipment (stand up paddle boards and kayaks)
  • Flyfishing rod and reel rental
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Laundry
  • Conservation donations

Excluded from the rate:

MACHABA CAMP & GOMOTI PLAINS CAMP RATES EXCLUDE:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Premium imported drinks
  • Spa treatments, curio shop purchases and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

ALPHONSE ISLAND RATES EXCLUDE:

  • International flights
  • Additional excursions and spa treatments
  • Alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages
  • Telephone charges, boutique & shop purchases and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates are subject to change based on currency fluctuation & availability
  • PAYMENT TERMS: Reservations will be held for 2 weeks. We require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking, final payment is due 3 months prior to arrival.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: • A 10% fee shall be levied if cancellation is made more than 180 days prior to arrival. • A 10% fee shall be levied if the reservation is moved to an alternative date within same season.• A fee of 50% shall be levied if cancellation is between 180 and 90 days prior to arrival. • A fee of 100% shall be levied if cancellation is 90 days or less prior to arrival. • All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing.
  • INDEMNITY & INSURANCE: • All activities require the client to sign an indemnity once on location.• All clients require travel insurance to cover costs incurred due to flight delays for any reason. • All clients require “From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance
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