Zarafa Camp

Selinda Reserve

Zarafa Camp is renowned for its remarkable concentration of wildlife, predators in particular, and luxuriously appointed, quintessential tented accommodation. Just four magnificent tented villas and a spectacular main area, all raised on decking to take advantage of views over the lagoon, reflect the desire for exclusivity and privacy which inspired Zarafa’s design. Its villa, the Dhow Suites, consist of two tents and private main area and operates entirely independently of main camp. This intimate camp is located on the 333,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Few camps in Botswana can rival the location of this little gem, Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property. The camp itself overlooks the clear waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, meaning every guest tent has a magnificent view. The lagoon also attracts a tremendous population of wildlife – with sightings of buffalo and elephant by the hundreds not uncommon.Zarafa Camp is deemed to be one the best and most environmentally innovative camps on the continent. Only recycled hardwoods and canvas were used in the construction and all the camp’s electricity comes from its solar farm while ‘bio gas’ plants recycle waste into usable cooking gas.

Reasons we love Zarafa Camp

  • It is one of the most private, exclusive camps in Botswana, with a maximum of eight guests staying at any one time.
  • One of the “greenest” camps in Africa.
  • Located under cool, shady trees with spectacular views of the Zibadianja Lagoon from the private veranda.



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