Little Machaba (Okavango Delta)

a lioness sitting in the plains grass with the Little Machaba camp in the background, in the Okavango delta, Botswana

Luxury tented Camp – 4 Tents in Total – Max 8 guests

Little Machaba (Okavango Delta) is an independently owned and run lodge. Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. Little Machaba offers a private camp experience within the Machaba Camp space. An affordable luxury travel destination, great value for money, and a unique classical safari experience appealing to novice safari guests and seasoned safari travelers alike.


The game-rich Khwai area plays host to Machaba Camp (Okavango Delta).

The Khwai Concession lies adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve and is a 35 000 hectare private reserve.

Little Machaba and Machaba Main Camp are located on the same island but run independently of each other.

Mokoro safari
The Mokoro is a dugout canoe  Experienced guides pole Mokoro Safaris in the shallower waters of the Okavango  Guests are treated to an intimate view of life within the waterways that create the biodiversity of the Okovango Delta  Mokoro safaris still showcase traditional wildlife encounters but also the quiet nature of the excursion highlights the birdlife and aquatic residents of the area  Mokoro excursions take place in the mornings.

Game drives
Game drives take place each morning & afternoon and always depart from Camp. Each drive will explore the river systems and plains around the Camp and lasts approximately 3 hours. The wildlife in the area is prolific, with excellent chances to see larger predators, herds of elephant, buffalo, and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives begin in the early evening and offer guests a chance to see smaller nocturnal animals with spotlights.

Walking safaris
Walking safaris are conducted daily by armed guides. Walks take place in the morning. The smaller and often overlooked flora and fauna are the focus on the morning walking safaris. Walks are, as such, taken at a very leisurely pace. Please note that walking is both weather & guide dependent and dependent on terrain conditions.


  • Swimming Pool, with loungers
  • Tented Main Area on decks
  • Library
  • Picturesque views over the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Spa Therapist – treatments include massages and facials done in guests’ rooms.


  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking (guide dependant)
  • Mokoros (year-round, water-dependent)
  • Game viewing from the comfort of your luxury tent
  • Catch up on some reading with our extensive collection of reading material.
  • Visits to the local community


Little Machaba Camp is an exclusive 8-bed luxury safari camp. Built in the classic 1950’s style, Machaba Camp boasts luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms, and private lounge areas. This, of course, also includes a romantic outdoor shower. A wooden deck elevates each luxury tent, and pathways between tents meander through large riverine trees. The main dining and bar area is also on wooden decks overlooking a large flood plain.

  • 2 x Luxury Tents
  • 2 x Family Luxury Tents 

Little Machaba does not allow children under 12 unless guests book exclusive use of the Camp. The minimum booking is for eight adults.

Getting there

The game-rich Khwai area plays host to Little Machaba Camp (Okavango Delta). The Khwai Concession lies adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve and is a 35 000 hectare private reserve.

Access to Little Machaba is by land, and Air  One can self-drive alternatively; you will need to fly to either Maun or Kasane.

  • Little Machaba & Machaba Camp are a 25 – 30-minute charter flight from Maun
  • Little Machaba & Machaba Camp are a 45 – 60-minute charter flight from Kasane
  • There is a 30-minute drive from the airstrip to the camps
  • We can also book inter-camp flight transfers


A typical summer day at Little Machaba (Okavango Delta):
(Kindly note times may vary slightly, and winter timings are different)

  • 05h30 – Wake-up call at the room
  • 06h00 – Light breakfast in the central area
  • 06h30 – Depart for your morning activity: game drive, nature walk, Mokoro
  • 10h30 – Return from the morning activity
  • 11h00 – Brunch
  • Afternoon at your leisure – possible activities include the swimming pool, curio shop, or spa
  • 15h30 – Afternoon Tea
  • 16h00 – Depart on afternoon game drive
  • 19h30 – Return from the game drive
  • 20h00 – Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)
  • After dinner –  night drive (optional) 


HIGH SEASON 01/06/22 – 31/10/22
US$1,120.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 40% US$448.00

LOW SEASON 11/01/22 – 31/03/22
US$620.00 PPS

SHOULDER SEASON 01/04/22 – 31/05/22 & 01/11/22 – 10/01/23
US$798.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 40% $319.00

Rates are fully inclusive of:

Accommodation, All meals, Laundry, Lodge activities, Return vehicle airstrip transfers from Khwai, Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks), Levies & Taxes

Rates exclude:

International flights, Internal flight transfers, Premium imports, Travel insurance, Visas and discretionary tips, a community levy of 15 USD p.p.p.n.

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Extra Info

Botswana is a malaria area, and necessary precautions are recommended. All travelers coming from or going through countries that have been declared yellow fever risk areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Botswana.

The water in the Camp is safe to drink.

Little Machaba has 220V plug points in all the tents to charge batteries and sleep apnoea machines. However, they are not suitable for hairdryers and electric shavers.

There is no wifi in the tents. However, limited wifi is available near the office.

No children under 12 are allowed to participate in Mokoro and Game Walk activities.

A maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights. This includes hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all baggage is soft-sided. Only bags without wheels are permitted.

Luggage dimensions should not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high, and 62 cm (24 inches) long.

Passengers weighing between 110 – 120 kg (242 – 264 lbs.), please need to advise us when making a booking. We, in turn, will recommend Mack Air for scheduling purposes  Passengers weighing over 120 kg (264 lbs.) will be expected to purchase an additional seat.


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