More exclusivity is hardly possible. Little Machaba takes one back to the safari era of the first half of the last century and reflects 1:1 the concept of the Machaba mother camp, but reduces it to a maximum capacity of eight guests. Service and support from the dedicated team are thus personal. This gem of a camp overlooking the floodplains of the river Khwai in the secluded location of a 35,000-hectare reserve in the northeast of the Okavango Delta is particularly popular with larger families or small groups who book the camp exclusively.More Info Video
Alistair Rankin has many years of experience in the safari business as a guide, camp manager and managing director with renowned companies in South Africa. Based on this wealth of experience, he has been instrumental in setting up Machaba Safaris in Botswana since 2012 and is now successfully expanding into Zimbabwe. His wife Wendy Rankin is responsible for the reliable implementation and marketing of her husband's visions.
Little Machaba is operated in a sustainable manner using state-of-the-art technology. A huge storage tank preserves the solar harvested energy, with which also rare cloud days are bridged, a generator is only available as an emergency reserve. Thermosolar heated water is available regardless of the weather, the wastewater is biologically treated and is used, among other things, for the irrigation of salad and vegetable crops. Residue-free waste management is a given in this Garden of Eden in the Okavango Delta.
Little Machaba with 2 tent bungalows each in double and family design offers a maximum of 8 guests from the age of 12 years traditional safari atmosphere. Tastefully and comfortably furnished, the spacious tents have en-suite bathrooms with separate WC and romantic open-air shower. A small pool, elegantly designed lounge and restaurant tent, as well as an open fireplace, fulfil the highest demands, as do the kitchen and cellar. The safari activities with all-terrain vehicles, on foot, motorboat or mokoro are particularly suited to the interests of the few guests.
Notes about sharing and children:
No children under 12 years of age are allowed at Little Machaba unless guests book exclusive use of Camp and pay for 8 adults.
Special interest activities can include:
Mokoro tours (water level dependent)
Cultural - visit the local community
Activities can include:
Morning and evening game drives
After dinner night drive