We spent one night at Machaba and three nights at Little Machaba. Our party comprised one family of two adults and a family of four.
Machaba camp was outstanding, in a good location on the Khwai river, excellent luxury en suite "tents" and superb food and service levels. Chad the duty manager was great keep us informed but not in our space and Albert the chief guide was superb. Highly recommended
Little Machaba is a smaller (4 tents) newer camp overlooking the Khwai flood plain. Richard the Camp manager and BT the head guide were truly outstanding. It was an experience not to forget. The camp is luxurious yet functional, the service attentive but not overbearing and everything worked well and was tailored to what we wanted to do or see. Food was varied, fresh and delicious and an effort was made to pair wines with the evening meals. Game viewing was excellent with wild dog, leopard, lion, elephant, hippo and the full range of antelope and very good birding for this time of year. We saw a Pels Fishing Owl which was a treat and BT was super knowledgeable on fauna and flora, big and small.
The mokoro trip near sable alley was really enjoyable and I highly recommend doing that. Having travelled throughout SSA, this camp is definitely one, where for me the bush experience is perfectly pitched.
Well done to both teamsMore