Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris

Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris

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#11 of 43 campsites in Okavango Delta
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Gomoti Plains Camp is perfectly situated in the incredible Okavango Delta. Perched on the banks of the Gomoti River and framed by towering palm trees, this iconic safari camp offers 10 eco-luxury tents and is perfect for couples or the whole family. The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts remarkable fauna and flora as well as a unique and breathtaking landscape of seasonal waterways. Experience the safari of a lifetime in search of big game herds, large lion prides and the elusive leopard.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Massage
24-hour security
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Interconnected rooms available
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fotoulatheodoulou wrote a review Jul 2020
Gaborone, Botswana4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were very accommodating from the moment we arrived, providing perfect service and made many adjustments to the menu to cater to my dietary requirements. Our guide was very skilled and was able to spot an abundance of animals; the big 5 and then some! The rooms are well appointed, with hot running water, flushing toilet, super warm duvet, perfect for our mid Winter stay and far enough from other rooms for privacy but close enough to feel safe. It was so amazing to hear the Elephants come through camp, feeding on the trees around our room overnight and hear the Lions calling whilst tucked into bed. During game drives, we only ever saw 2 other vehicles that belonged to our camp - this made game spotting and viewing intimate and not crowded, so animals were relaxed. I highly recommend Gomoti Plains!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Marketing Coordinator , Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 05 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for that wonderful review! It's so lovely to read your review, which you described so perfectly! Exactly what we wish our guests to feel and experience :) Your stay sounds like it was filled was wonderful sightings and memories. Thank you for choosing Gomoti Plains for your Safari.
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amsterdam05 wrote a review Oct 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,736 contribution365 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 3 nights at the end of September 2022. The camp has 10 (or 12?) tents. The tents are very spacious and have electricity, a fan and a bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. The stay includes all meals, drinks, laundry and “tours” by open fourwheel drive, traditional kano and normal boat. Wildlife can be seen everywhere. Guides and all other staff are professional, very friendly and helpful. Meals are varied and good but given the fact that you have to get up every morning at 05.00-05.30 the timing of the dinner (20.00-20.30) is far too late. Most of the times we returned from the afternoon tour around 18.30 and it is unclear (and for us disturbing) why there is so much delay before dinner is served. Despite this the wildlife experience is worth the hardship.
There is (slow)WiFi in the middle of the camp, including part of the restaurant/seating area.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 23 Oct 2022
Dear Amsterdam05, Thank you for your valuable review. We have sent your feedback through to the camp managers and will look into this. We are however, very pleased that the wildlife experience overshadowed the break between your afternoon activities and dinner. We trust that the slow WiFi still enabled you to get images and information through to family but also encouraged you to soak up the African bush, WiFi in the Delta can be fickle and we deliberately created one dedicated area to encourage guests to disconnect. Thank you for including Machaba Safaris in your Botswana experience.
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Jenn B wrote a review Jul 2022
Pacifica, California49 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited three camps in Botswana and Gomoti Plains was our favorite. The setting is beautiful, the activities are varied (game drives, mokoro canoeing, motorboat and helicopter ride (buy this separately-- it is WORTH IT). The staff is friendly and the food is outstanding. The room itself was so well set up and the shower had good pressure. Best of all, our guide there, **Oracle Oratile** was exceptional. He was patient with questions, extremely knowledgeable and has an incredible ability to find the lions and predict elephant and other animals behaviors. It was very special. I can highly highly recommend! One more note: wifi is not so good but you'll be having so much fun, you will not even miss it!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 11 Jul 2022
Dear Jenn B, This is amazing feedback, thank you for taking the time to let us know that Gomoti Plains was your favorite camp of the three camps you stayed at in Botswana! We are thrilled that everything from the activities to the staff, to the rooms were outstanding and thank you for your detailed review. Your special mention of Oracle is appreciated, it sounds like his passion for the Delta shone through. We are so pleased that you were having so much fun at Gomoti Plains that the Wi-Fi was not missed. Machaba Safaris made the decision to deliberately limit the Wi-Fi throughout our camps to encourage guests to focus on their safari experiences. We hope to see you back at Gomoti Plains or one of our other Machaba Safaris camps in the near future.
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SwaziSue wrote a review May 2021
Gaborone, Botswana109 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First, the positives... the room was incredible, probably the most beautifully appointed safari tent we've ever visited. Then our guide, Karl, was one of the best guides we've had in 13+ years in Africa. He read the mood, he realised we were experienced, he found us small interesting plants, insects, birds, all sorts, on top of the lions. It would be worth visiting just to see the views and meet Karl.
But the negatives. The big one was the food. It was average at best, but at worst they served us braaied (barbecue) chicken that was charred on the outside but raw on the inside. Eating by candlelight we didn't realise and 2 of our family of 5 were very ill. The camp manager apologised profusely, but it just should not have happened and really ruined the end of our trip.
Finally, a strange one. We were there at the same time as some "influencers" who were being wined and dined by someone from head office. One afternoon I arrived at the mess tent, and as I approached from outside I overheard the manager say "you're low on Bombay, fill it up with Gordon's". As I entered everything was then nice nice awkward smiles. To see you've been charged for premium spirits (which in fact you didn't ask for) is a bit of a sting. They also charged for each bottle of drinking water, so beware your bar bill.
All in all I wish we could visit again for the wildlife, but the small portions of disappointing (and dangerous) food mean we definitely won't.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be aware you will be charged for every bottle of water, even when they greet you with them after...
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Response from Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 04 Jun 2021
Thank you very much for the review you have posted on Gomoti Plains Camp. We really do appreciate receiving feedback from our guests. Management were made aware of your comments and they addressed these concerns with the relevant individuals, to ensure that we are not experiencing similar situations going forward. We really look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at one of our Machaba Camps.
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John D wrote a review Oct 2022
Guilford, Connecticut4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Machaba, their sister camp in Botswana, and not far from Gomoti is far superior than this camp. Their animal sightings were very good and their canoe rides but the food and staff were average at best.

As most folks who have been to Africa safaris, the camps are resposible for setting your small plane rides to and from. Well, Gomoti scheduled our departure to leave at 7:45AM to another airport where out next flight was at 7PM! When we questioned these arrangments the night before we were to depart, their staff said "we will look at this, just enjoy the afternoon drive"! Next morning, we discovered that another couple, who had a morning connection at the next airport dictated that we had to leave too. "Only flight out", Gomoti camp representive, Rachael said.

Not true!!!!!!!!!!! But they felt, we can kick this other couple out on 1 plane (cost savings) and we do not give a sheeetttttttt that they sit at another bush airport for 8hrs.!!!

Our travel agent, is also looking into this. Stay away from this property.
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Date of stay: October 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 25 Oct 2022
Dear John D Thank you for your review. We are investigating your feedback regarding your experiences of the food and staff while you were at Gomoti Plains. We are pleased though, that the game viewing and mokoro excursions were very good! Our camp managers have commented that you enjoyed all your activities during your stay. Regarding the light aircraft flights, thank you for your feedback, we are concerned that it is believed that the camps are responsible for setting the light aircraft times. Flight times are out of our camp manager’s hands and are set daily by the light aircraft companies who rely on the information they have from the booking agents. In this instance the agent made the flight bookings direct. Our camps are informed of the timings the day before departure. Flight timings are based on many factors including onward flight or transfer times. We have been in touch with the camp managers and the light aircraft company to thoroughly investigate what exactly occurred and why your timings were as you described them. We look forward to receiving feedback from your agent with regards to this matter. We hope that when reflecting on your time in Africa while armed with increased knowledge of inter-camp flights you will withdraw your assessment of Gomoti Plains and return to stay at one of our other Machaba Safaris camps.
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hoddukes wrote a review Jun 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent amount of game to observe and get close to. All of the staff were super helpful, including singing native songs and dancing around the campfire. Watched a cheetah stalk a herd of impala at dusk. Amazing sunsets and sunrises. Elephants feeding right outside our tent.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 04 Jun 2021
Thank you for the amazing feedback, we are delighted to hear that you loved your recent stay at Gomoti Plains Camp and that we could make your visit truly memorable. The animal sightings sound fantastic too! It's such a special spot in the Delta. Thank you for choosing us for your Botswana adventure, we really look forward to welcoming you back in the near future at one of our Machaba Camps.
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Steve C wrote a review Oct 2020
Francistown, Botswana8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnificent camp pristinely positioned to give you a truly wonderful safari experience without a struggle. The game viewing is excellent and effortless and can even be enjoyed from the deck of your roomy comfortable tent as well at times while you pass time between flexible events. The Camp manager Onks and his crew did and do a wonderful job (though he still owes us glasses of environmentally friendly Elephant Milk for which we will return). Mitre and Caltex made for a formidable Guide duo who between them ensured that we saw everything that Gomoti Plains has to offer during the time we were there. Thanks Guys for a wonderful experience that will always be up there with the best. Keep it up.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Marketing Coordinator , Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 05 Oct 2020
Dear Carsten, It sounds like the Gomoti Team did a wonderful job looking after you during your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave those wonderfully kind words and naming our fantastic staff member individually. We are delighted you chose Gomoti Plains for your safari adventure :)
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ChrisW311 wrote a review Feb 2023
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe435 contributions176 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights mid January 2023.

This is a stunning camp set in a great location, overlooking grassland ( The water levels are low in January), had Lion roaring both night, Elephant in camp, Kudu, Lechwe, Impala, Giraffe and Warthog in front of our tent.

The game viewing was also excellent, 2 pack of Wild Dog, 2 cheetah and plenty plains game.

The concession is stunningly beautiful, open plains studded with palm trees, along the Gomoti River which has permanent water.

The food was excellent as was the staff.

Ponche, the manager, is warm and bubbly, the prefect host, we loved chatting with her. She also goes out and finds game!

Nice touches in the room like an ice bucket, replenished with Ice twice daily.

Will certainly return, thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All tents overlook the grassy plain that fills with water, when the Okavango flood comes down
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Response from Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Responded 13 Feb 2023
Dear ChrisW311 What a pleasure your review was to read, thank you for taking the time to create this detailed, descriptive review. 2 packs of Wild Dog and 2 Cheetah, those are very special sightings which I am sure will stay lifelong memories! We are so pleased everything about Gomoti created a stunning impression, from the staff to the night-time camp visitors it sounds like you had an amazing stay! Our staff are the heart of our camps and we will pass your beautiful compliments on to them, they will be thrilled. Thank you for including Gomoti Plains Camp into your Botswana journey, we look forward to welcoming you back to our Machaba Safaris Camps again in the near future.
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R C wrote a review Feb 2023
Brooklyn, New York1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Gomoti Plains Camp in November 2022, had a wonderful and amazing time. As a solo traveler they made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My guide (BD) was excellent, expert knowledge and super friendly. The food was amazing, the service top notch, and the tent was fantastic, a very luxurious tent (private bathroom & shower inside + outdoor shower). I would go back in a heartbeat, would love to go back when the flood waters are in season.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 21 Feb 2023
Dear RC, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful and amazing time! Even more so that our welcoming staff made your stay more memorable since you were experiencing the camp as a solo traveler. The Okavango Delta is amazing in all seasons but as you say to see the Delta in flood is something truly remarkable. We hope you will be back to stay at Gomoti Plains Camp when we have a full flood. Thank you for including Gomoti Plains Camp into your Botswana adventure!
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Pete P wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just been to Gomoti for the 3rd time after being away for over 2 years and it was a wonderful experience once again. Our game viewing was incredible, the camp, its facilities and all on offer were fantastic and the way we were treated made it feel like being at home - in an exceptional setting and in an exceptional way! Our group consisted of 8 adults and 3 young children and the needs of all were incredibly well taken care by people too numerous and too special to single any out! Everything about Gomoti is wonderful and it’s an experience that creates permanent, happy memories. Spoil yourself and check it out. It won’t disappoint.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 May 2022
Dear Pete PC, It sounds like the Gomoti Team did a wonderful job looking after you and your party during your stay with us! We love hearing that we met the needs of every individual staying with us. We really look forward to welcoming you back at one of our Machaba Camps in the near future.Thank you for taking the time to leave those wonderfully kind words
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Answer from barbaraUsa
usa495 contributions91 helpful votes
You will simply love Gomoti Camp. It's location is lovely and on the water. Food and accommodations are wonderful. Certainly consult you health care provider, but anti malaria meds are recommended. We take Malarone whilst in Africa. It did give me a headache for a few days. Mosquitoes were only bad at dusk and near the water. Remember, it only takes one bite from an infected mosquito. The camp provides mosquito spray in tents and around the camp. No need to pack any. Have fun!
Annie055 asked a question Oct 2018
San Antonio, Texas245 contributions124 helpful votes
Snakes? Can I use a hairdryer?
Answer from BernaDienaar
Julianadorp, The Netherlands59 contributions20 helpful votes
yes, in your room is a walloutlet but relax, you are out in the bush...take it easy...and let the wind dry your hair....😉
Answer from creativestartravel
London, United Kingdom1,980 contribution197 helpful votes
Hi there, For Gomoti Camp bring Type M, big rounded 3 pins plug, there are about 2 charge point areas. They also have USB points for your phone. The tent is very modern and only about a year old. They may have a spare plug for you to borrow but this isn’t always guaranteed. Hope this helps, Have an amazing trip and if your guide is Mott, he’s an exceptional guide! They all are!
Answer from Machaba
Maun, Botswana34 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi There. You will be able to make use of the WIFI in camp for whats calls and messages. We have a dedicated area for wifi available at camp.
dianardg wrote a tip May 2023
Oviedo, Spain32 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Todo esta muy bien organizado The organization is perfect."
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ChrisW311 wrote a tip Feb 2023
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe435 contributions176 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All tents overlook the grassy plain that fills with water, when the Okavango flood comes down"
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SwaziSue wrote a tip May 2021
Gaborone, Botswana109 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware you will be charged for every bottle of water, even when they greet you with them after your journey"
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georgia drew wrote a tip Jun 2019
Chicago, Illinois84 contributions111 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all tents are good."
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Jean Y wrote a tip May 2019
Pleasant Hill, California233 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tents are spaced far apart; tents closest to common area can be a bit noisy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris
Which popular attractions are close to Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris?
Nearby attractions include Your Botswana Experience (1.6 km), African Guide Academy (0.6 km), and General Trading Company (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marc's Eatery, Dusty Donkey Café, and Tandurei Indian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, Gomoti Plains Camp - Machaba Safaris offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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