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Zarafa Camp

$1,410.00

Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the on the private 130 000 hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana.
 

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Zarafa Camp Overview

Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the on the private 130 000 hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Few camps rival the location of this little gem, Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property. Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of camp has a magnificent view. The lagoon is also the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast buffalo and elephant by the hundreds.
Zarafa Camp is the brainchild of the founders of Great Plains Conservation, who pooled their collective experience on safari to create what they deemed to be the best and most environmentally innovative camp. As a consequence, Zarafa may in fact be the “greenest” luxury safari camp 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.
The guest tents, offering an average 100m2 under canvas living space (excluding the railway sleeper wrap around decks and private plunge pools), are under beige, flowing canvas, with canopy ceilings and completely open (yet netted) sides. Entering through the heavy wood Lamu door transports guests to a lavish space of deep reds, browns, brass and copper, evoking richness and beauty. Each tent has a full lounge with desk and gas fireplace for winter. The large bedroom is connected to an open layout bathroom with impressive copper claw foot bath, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins.
Decking around the tent leads to the private plunge pool and full-body outdoor shower, all with views of pristine Botswana wilderness. Under an impressive canopy of African ebony trees, the camp has a sizable main lounge, with adjacent library and dining area. A curio shop satiates those who need retail therapy. In-room massage is also available. Zarafa has succeeded in successfully in retaining a clearly African feel, while balancing that delicate relationship between personal and informal and romance and adventure. Zarafa Camp has no equal in terms of its environmental credentials and its careful appointments.
Selinda Reserve, at the crossroads of some of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, boasts staggering wildlife populations year-round. Home to some of the classic species, such as leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, Red lechwe, zebra and giraffe, it is also a refuge for some of the more uncommon species such as African wild dog (which usually den each dry season near camp), cheetah, roan and sable. And for birders, it will not disappoint. Our nearby African skimmer colony is a highlight, as are the antics of the Black egret on the shores of Zibadianja Lagoon. From camp, hippos are visible in the Lagoon and elephant wander through regularly. Night noises will either lull you to sleep or wake you from a deep slumber. It is an exciting area, and guests are in the heart of a wilderness wonderland.

Zarafa Camp Rooms

Eight guests sharing, plus an additional guide’s tent if required. Children from 8 years are welcome.

ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN 8 – 16 Years
Low Season

11 Jan – 31 March
US$US$US$
Guest Tents14101410705
ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN 6 – 16 Years
Mid Season

01 Apr – 14 June / 1 Nov – 19 Dec
US$US$US$
Guest Tents19001900950
ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN 6 – 16 Years
High Season

20 Dec – 10 Jan 2019/h5>
US$US$US$
Guest Tents205030751025
ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN 6 – 16 Years
Peak Season

15 June – 31 Oct
US$US$US$
Guest Tents280042001400
Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Zarafa Camp Inclusions

• Accommodation
• Scheduled wildlife activities
• Meals
• Daily laundry
• Return airstrip road transfers
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne).

Duba Expedition Camp Exclusions

• Exclusive of mandatory nightly conservation levy $15
• Flights and relevant spa services.

Zarafa Camp Amenities

• Room Fans
• Lodge Pool
• Indoor Shower
• Outdoor Shower

Zarafa Camp Facilities

• Swimming Pool
• Laundry
• Internet Access
• Spa
• Gym

Zarafa Camp Activities

Early morning and late afternoon/early evening game viewing in open 4×4 vehicles, guided walks and cruising on the Zibadianja Lagoon on “HMS Zib” when water levels permit. The camp has an open-air gym and offers in-room massages.


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