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Khwai Botswana See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
4 Star accommodation
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See why so many travellers make Machaba Camp their lodge of choice when visiting Khwai. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed More for travellers like you. As a valued Machaba Camp guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are provided on-site. Getting online is possible, as Machaba Camp offers free internet access. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Machaba Camp as you experience all of the things Khwai has to offer. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$740 - US$900 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Botswana > North-West District > Khwai
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I've been incredibly privileged to be able to go on 5 safaris over the course of 5 decades, always staying in different camps and thus have seen many camps. I think this was probably the most physically beautiful and most heartbreaking in terms of its wildlife management policies
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This was our first stop of a 10-day trip, and it was tough to top. Our guide Albert was lovely and so, so knowledgeable. He knew everything about everything - from termites to servals (which we were lucky enough to see)! The landscape was different on every drive, and the sights
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We stayed in little Machaba:
The first day we arrived for lunchtime! We booked the camp 1 year in advanced.
The camp accommodation is really beautiful! Little Machaba is the smaller, more expensive and we thought the more exclusive camp.
But we learned! Chief the management told
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Three amazing days and nights with our guide - Albert - we loved every minute seeing all sorts of game and birds. The camp staff are the best catering for your every need. The camp has a family feel that Anelka and Sean have worked hard to develop - this camp is a must if safari
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I recently stayed here with my husband, sister and brother-in law for 2 nights. It was a fantastic experience. No detail was missed...the tents were beautiful - nicer than many hotels, the food was delicious, the staff was gracious, the atmosphere was perfect. We couldn’t be happ
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Did you see any snakes (very afraid!). Enough electric for a hairdryer or you just don't worry about it? (I guess you can tell I'm female! haha)
Trust me, I’m a city girl who never goes out without make up, proper hairdo, business attire...but the moment I set foot on African soil I leave all that behind. I do without make up and blow dry (not a pretty sight but hey, we’re all in it together) and wear only safari clothes. You don’t need a lot of clothes because the staff in the camps do a decent laundry (all except underwear) in no time. Did not see any snakes ! Lot’s of mosquito’s, yes, so spray yourself down regularly and keep your tent closed. You’re in for the time of your life, don’t worry, and you will discover a new persona in yourself....Enjoy ! Greetz, Marleen
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My wife and I have booked 3 nights at Machaba Camp in late August (1 of 3 camps in Botswana). We understand the activities here center around game drives (day and night) but walking safaris and mokoro excursions can be arranged. Is this correct and, if so, do you sign up for activities before you arrive or after you arrive? Also, any thoughts on the advantages/disadvantages of arranging for a private vehicle?
Hi Mike B, We spent 4 nights at Machaba last August - we only did the game drives (which by the way were fantastic), so I can't comment on the walking safari or mokoro ride. But I can tell you that mokoro rides are not done on the river at camp (too narrow and too many hippos), so there will undoubtedly be some travel involved to get to where the boats are. As for the pros/cons of a private vehicle - if it's within the budget, a private vehicle is definitely the way to go. There's no pressure on you to move off a sighting that perhaps only you would be interested in. And just having the flexibility of doing what you want to do on a drive, including what time you leave on the drive. Either way - you're in for a great time - enjoy!
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electricity for cpap machine at night?
Thanks!
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Does Machaba Camp offer air conditioning?
No air conditioning. The tents there are canvas and you get a good breeze coming through the screen. The dining room and lobby area are all open air on both sides. We had no problem with it - actually it was pretty cool in the mornings but that was in September.
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Has anyone stayed at the NEWLY OPENED Little Machaba camp in Botswana?
We recently stayed and had a great time. Ask for tent 1, as it is near the swimming pool and away from the main tents. The food and company were great, and you may be lucky to have a grand candlelight buffet. The guides are generally good, but be specific on what you what animals you wish to see. Also check when the best time to visit to see the animals, due to the migration season. I believe it is July/august, but again check this. We flew in on a light aircraft and i was lucky to seat in the co-pilots seat. So check with the pilot. I hope you have a great stay
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"Ask for a tent that is close enough to the river to be able to see it from the tent patio."
"All the tented rooms have excellent views and are set up the same way with the exception of the family tents. We stayed in Tent 3."
"Some of the tents are far from the main tent. We were in #4 which was very close. I recommend requesting a location near to the main tent."
"doesn't matter, just book!"
"Try for room 1-4, closer to the river and the pool is not such a long way to walk."
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