Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp,is a luxury Safari camp located in the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana.

If you want luxury,spectacular scenery,and  spectacular wildlife,then ensure that when I design your safari,we  have Zarafa camp in  there.

Zarafa camp is the culimation of many years of Safari experience by the owners,and it shows in it sensitivity to the environment,its design and level of service.

Zarafa Camp is located  on an island in the floodplains of the Zibadianja Lagoon.This lagoon is the source of the Savute Channel.

It has been purposefully located in a area of outstanding wildlife and scenery,its remote,private,secluded,and professionally manged.

Location: Selinda  Area

Best time to visit: All year round(hot in Summer)

Approximate per night rate :$1,287.00 per  person per night.

Fully inclusive of accommodation,scheduled wildlife activities,meals,laundry,conservancy fees,return airstrip transfers,alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks).

Zarafa Camp tents include the complimentary use (during stay only) of a Canon 50D digital camera and a set of Canon (28-135mm, 100-400mm) lenses

Camp activities: By foot, 4×4 open game drive vehicle, and pontoon boat.

The name Zarafa means “the beloved one” or “the lovely one” in Arabic.It comes from the name of a giraffe,given as a gift to Charles X of France in 1826 by the Viceroy of Egypt.

Zarafa Camp inspires all those who come in contact with it.This camp could be the highlite of your Botswana  Safari experience.

Zarafa camp has only four large luxury  tented suites.These are are raised up on wooden decking and have been located in the shade of old, ancient old growth  trees.

There are few places in Botswana as vibrant as the Selinda Reserve.Its focus is on the  Selinda Spillway,which weaves its way through the Africa bush, linking the remote areas of the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti water systems.

The Selinda Reserve is from the Savute Channel and Chobe,so it has the same characteristics of quality wildlife and outstanding scenery,with the big additional benefit of being isolated,private and remote.

Zarafa camp has the best of all world ie location,wildlife,and scenery

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Zarafa Camp has been designed with privacy and the quite experience of the Africa bush in mind. Accordingly each tent has been located on the edge of the forest,facing the shores of the floodplains, and has been situated far from the next so as to ensure a optimal peaceful experience of the bush.

The luxury tents at Zarafa are simply that..luxurious. 1,000 square foot  canvas tents and the three rooms of the tent have been tastefully decorated with specifically custom-made furniture, that have been recycled ancient hardwoods.

The raised decks, are recycled African railroad sleepers.

Zara camp luxury tents:

  • large lounge with a  sofa and armchairs,
  • personal bar
  • writing desk.
  • main bedroom and dressing area, complete with  overhead fans and mosquito nets.
  • copper gas fireplace
  • bathroom has a copper bath and shower, double sinks and private toilet.
  • raised walkway leads to the outdoor shower
  • The private verandah runs the length of the front of the tent,
  • private plunge pool,
  • outdoor lounge with spectacular s  view of Zibadianja Lagoon’s waters.

The main pulic area at Zarafa

  • A old African ebony tree provides shade while the breeze off the lagoon cools the air.
  • the lounge is designed in  traditional safari colors .
  • private library,
  • fire pit on the edge of the main verandah

Meals :

  • light breakfast at dawn before the Safari game activity ,
  • full brunch on return from the morning Safari activity,
  • afternoon tea and snacks
  • dinner in the evening.
  • soft drinks, wines, spirits and beers are included.
  • boutique shop
  • jungle gym

Each tent comes with its own Canon professional camera including a Canon 40D body and 35-135 mm and 100-400mm zoom lenses for use during your Safari stay.Zara camp will then burn  a DVD of  your photos  for to take home with you.

Zarafa Camp is a peaceful place.it imbibes the atmosphere of its surroundings.The private remote location allows for flexibility when it comes to safari activity. Safari activities  offered  are

  • walking safari,
  • pontoon boat
  • game drive vehicle 

We rise early,to join in with the natural world as it goes through another day.We become silent observers of this great experience.

About 8,500 elephants in the Selinbda Reserve  have been counted during the dry winter months.These numbers compare with the hers found in Chobe National Park.The elephants love the  water,and we love watching them.

Zarafa,due to its proximity close to water has large pods of hippo and crocodiles and water birds are plentiful.

Selinda Reserve is known for its African wild dogs that have denned near this camp.

The Selinda lions are renowned for hunting hippo.The open plains is perfect  habitat for cheetah. Zarafa has leopards  as well.

Other common species are  buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hyena, ed lechwe, sable, roan.

Zarafa  camps Toyota Land Cruisers have been specially designed provides all-round visibility with removable canvas roofs, and comfortable bucket seats.These durable, 4X4 vehicles provide us access to all of the Selinda Reserve’.

Short safari walks from camp are offered .

Late afternoon we  depart for our afternoon Safari game drive that continue into nightfall.

LAUNDRY
Laundry is done on a daily basis and is complimentary.

ELECTRICITY
Zarafa Camp is among the only (if not the only) luxury camp in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy. The harnessed solar power is stored in deep cycle batteries, each of which delivers 220v electricity to the camp, 24 hours a day.

A set of universal plug points is available in each tent. It is recommended to bring a spare set of batteries so one set can be charged while the other is out on safari.

LOCATION:
Within the 320,000 acre private Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana.

NUMBER OF GUESTS:
8 guests sharing plus an additional guide’s tent.
ACTIVITIES:
Early morning and late afternoon/early evening 4×4 open vehicle game drives, guided wildlife bush walks, and boating on Zibadianja Lagoon on HMS ZIB when water levels permit, open air gym, in-room massages.

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