As Spring sets in, the days are getting longer and warmer. The chill in the evening is a little less nippy, allowing for more time to spend on game drive exploring.
Machaba Camp, a constant hive of activity in the Okavango Delta, has been busier than usual these last few weeks. The flood plain is teeming with life and there have more than a few close encounters happening right inside camp. Just the other day, three lionesses took a calm stroll along the camp paths, putting on quite a display for the guests.
The resident leopard, Mmatsebe, and her cub, have also been hanging around lately. They spent four days in the exact same spot after a successful impala kill that they managed to save guard from the hyenas.
Photographer, Andrew Howard, shares what it was like to arrive at Machaba for the photo expedition: “Excitement rumbles as the ’swamp donkey’ circles the airstrip, making sure there are no animals on the strip before landing. Once on the ground, the smell of the bush slaps you in the face. It is invigorating. Wild sage. Grasses. the musk of a bull elephant. The scents are welcoming. The drive to camp is a great way to meet my guide, and figure out your bearings and prepare for what is going to be a great week.”
A little more about Machaba Camp:
Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, in the north eastern corner of the Okavango and adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. Dotted between the large riverine trees, each of the luxury safari tents are built in the classic 1950’s style and boast en-suite bathrooms and living areas, as well as romantic outdoor showers.
Independently owned and run, Machaba aims at providing affordable luxury accommodation. This intimate camp will appeal to the novice safari guest as well as to the discerning, seasoned safari traveller.