Ethos Marketing was appointed as the UK representation company for Machaba Safaris back in 1 June 2018. Machaba is a family owned collection of 4 classical safari camps – 3 of which are in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta and a brand new fourth camp which opened last month (1 May 2018) in Hwange, Zimbabwe. The lodges offer excellent value for money and a true wilderness experience including mekoro (canoe) safaris, game drives and walks – from the novice safari guest to seasoned safari travellers.
Located on an island in the Khwai Concession on the river, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. It was named after the Sycamore Fig Tree and has a classic 1950’s style. There are 10 luxury safari tents – all with ensuite bathrooms and outdoor showers. This includes 8 twins and 2 family tents, all of which are situated at ground level, linked by pathways meandering between the trees. The camp welcomes children of all ages and is wheelchair-friendly. Access is via Maun Airport (25-30 minute flight) or Kasane (45- 60 minute flight) and then a 30 minute drive to Camp.
This intimate camp is situated on the same island as Machaba Camp but is run separately. There are only 4 spacious safari tents, which are all situated on decks, linked by pathways meandering under large riverine trees with views over the plains frequented by elephants. Little Machaba offers 2 twins and 2 luxury family safari tents and is ideal for romantic travellers, honeymoon couples, or those who prefer a more private safari experience.
Gomoti Plains Camp
Located in an exclusive concession in the south eastern section of the Okavango Delta, Gomoti Plains offers the perfect pairing with the Machaba Camps. It comprises 8 twin tents and 2 family tents, with décor inspired by the theme of water and land. The camp welcomes children of all ages and is wheelchair-friendly.
This brand new camp opened on 1 May 2018 in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, with its remote 10,000 hectares rarely accessed by other visitors. The camp boasts 10 safari tents (8 twins and 2 family tents) on wooden decks surrounded by a teak forest and overlooks a busy waterhole frequented by Hwange’s famous elephants. Access is via a 1 hour flight from Vic Falls Airport to Manga Airstrip and then a 45 transfer.
Machaba prides itself in its community development and initiatives ensuring the wildlife, local communities and guests to the Okavango all benefit. Machaba also co-sponsors a local school in Hwange National Park.