"An eco-luxury escape where time slows down, amidst Botswana’s skies, stars, and stunning wildlife."

Need to know

    • Four luxury tented camps, accommodating a maximum of 8 guests in total.
    • Located in the remote and stunning Okavango Delta.
    • Nature-immersed retreat perfect for game drives, relaxation, stunning sunsets, and unplugging from the outside world.
    • Check-in and check-out times are flexible and work around guests’ arrangements.

We love

  • Go for a morning Mekoro ride for a serene trip through water lilies, crocodile-free!
  • Enjoy afternoon siestas in the pool or with a massage on your private porch, with views of any wildlife that roams into view.
  • After drinks by the fire, opt for a glamorous communal-style dinner with fellow guests and your rangers.

An extra little something

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Couples who book for 3 nights or more will receive a complimentary 45-minute massage.

Top Secret

Any moment might be a secret sighting at Little Machaba. From hyena sprints to leopard kills, a split second could create a lifelong memory. Keep an eye on the early morning tracks around your tent to imagine what creatures went exploring in the night.

Origins

Three friends had a vision of creating a safari camp in the Okavango that was classic and authentic, leaning towards the safaris of old with a twist of modern luxury. They envisioned storytelling around a fire while educating guests on conservation and the communities living in wild places. Little Machaba is that dream realized—catering to honeymooners and hideaway-seekers, and always with conservation at its core.

The Review

There are few experiences as exhilarating as peering from a charter plane upon expanses of kelly green grass, glistening water, and scores of striking zebras. Such is the moment before you land at Little Machaba. Whether up in the air, out in the plains, or winding through lily pads in a wooden Mekoro canoe, Little Machaba offers pure seclusion from the buzzing of everyday life in an eco-luxury paradise.

 

From the Khwai airstrip you’ll travel by jeep to the remote and glamorous Little Machaba. Tucked away from the slightly larger Machaba camp, Little Machaba is just you, three other tents, and whatever elephant, leopard, or warthog patters by. Artfully constructed of cotton, canvas, and leather, Little Machaba harkens back to the 1950s glamour of exploration. The breezy main tent features an ample bar, numerous sofas to sprawl upon, and an outdoor viewing area where meal tables are set up. Walk the trail past an exclusive plunge pool and you’ll come upon Little Machaba’s four tents. Unzip the layers of mosquito nets shielding your tent for a feat of wild luxury. Enormous beds, piles of pillows, crisp linens and indulgent toiletries and accessories await. Rays of sun shine in through airy open panels. And in the evening, look up at Botswana’s stars joining the balmy air from your truly special outdoor shower. The tents are spacious, sumptuous, and secluded. Just don’t expect air conditioning —Little Machaba’s eco-luxury promise shines through and through.

 

While Little Machaba’s luxe aesthetic is top-notch, the activities are the real treat. Hop on a safari vehicle with your incredibly knowledgeable ranger for a crack-of-dawn game drive, plus one after lunch. You’ll power through sand and swamp in thrilling pursuit of the unknown. And if ever the ride gets too bumpy, opt into a wildlife walk or Mekoro ride instead. Serenely taking in nature as a guide paddles you through still water and lily pads is a new breed of peace.

 

 

 

It goes without saying to expect unlimited delectable food and drinks. Lunch and breakfast are at individual tables, but dinner is a communal gathering next to the fire and under the stars. Daily sundowner drinks at Leopard’s Lagoon will show off a setting sun so round and red it will live in your memory forever, and if you’re lucky there might be a glam brunch in the bush.

 

From the porch massages to pool dips, game drives to evening fires, Little Machaba is more than a hotel. It is a marvel of opulence and environmental thinking that will bring you closer to nature than ever before.

Location

Little Machaba Camp

  • Address: Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Travel info: 30-minute drive from the Khwai landing strip (free pickup/drop-off service provided), or a 5 –hour drive from Maun.

Key Features

  • Airport Transfer

  • Pool

  • Stunning Views

  • No Children

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa