Zarafa Camp

Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando, Botswana

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Zarafa Camp

SELINDA CONCESSION, LINYANTI, BOTSWANA


Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Each of Zarafa's four large, sumptuous tents and its generous veranda is positioned under cool and shady trees with spectacular views onto the Zibadianja Lagoon. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees.

Selinda Reserve is at the crossroads of some of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, and boasts staggering wildlife populations year-round. The area around Zarafa Camp is 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. 

Main activities at Zarafa Camp include, Big-5 game watching, birding, fishing, flora and star gazing. Guided nature walks from camp are also offered. All of the Chobe wildlife is present at Zarafa with an interesting and varied bird life. Drives are early morning and late afternoon. Picnic brunch can be delivered, and the vehicles are stocked with cold drinks. 
 

We Love
  • Zarafa Camp is Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property
  • The owners Dereck and Beverly Joubert are passionate wildlife photographers
  • The waterways around Selinda Camp draw thousands of animals to quench their thirst
  • Zarafa may be the most environmentally innovative camp on the continent
Need to Know
  • Zarafa Camp is a Luxury Safari Lodge with 4 luxurious tents
  • Activities undertaken are birding, nature walks and wildlife watching
  • Located in Abu Concession (Western side of the Okavango Delta)
  • Best for Honeymoon, Ultimate luxury, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism

Zarafa Camp SELINDA CONCESSION, LINYANTI, BOTSWANA


Stay Zarafa Camp is a Luxury Safari Lodge with 4 luxurious tents. This is where extreme green blends seamlessly with flowing canvas and opulent luxury. Each of Zarafa's four large, sumptuous tents and its generous veranda is positioned under cool and shady trees with spectacular views onto the Zibadianja Lagoon. The spacious bedroom has a lounge, en-suite bathroom with copper bath, indoor as well as outdoor shower, as well as its own private pool for summer. 


The Camp The main Zarafa Camp area is furnished in the same style as the tents and evokes the traditional safari ambiance of the turn of the last century. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees, enjoying the expansive view and the wildlife that passes by. 


ChildCare Children of the age of 6 years and above are welcome to stay at the Zarafa Camp. Children below 12 years are permitted at no additional cost using existing bedding. 


Safari Activities at the Zarafa Camp are flexible to suit guests' interests and include day and night game drives in custom-built 4x4 vehicles. Picnic brunch can be delivered, and the vehicles are stocked with cold drinks. Each tent comes with its own Canon professional camera including a Canon 5D body and 35-135 mm and 100-400mm zoom lenses for use during a stay. Photos are then burned to a DVD as a souvenir at the end of your stay.


Experience Walks can also be arranged and are led by licensed guides with firearm training. Power boating on the channels is available, water level dependent. All of the Chobe wildlife is present at Zarafa with an interesting and varied bird life. Fly-fishing and rod/reel kit is available at the Zarafa Camp for those who want to try their cast at the local tigerfish. For stargazers, each room comes with its own Nikon telescope for use on each tent’s private deck.

 
Zarafa Camp Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando, Botswana
Location Zarafa Camp, Botswana is located in the Selina Concession north of the Okavango Delta. It is situated near the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute Channel in The Selinda Reserve, Linyanti, Botswana.


Getting There Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is best reached from Johannesburg by a 2-hour international flight. Zarafa Camp is only accessible to guests by seat-in plane air transfers or 45-minute private charters. On arrival at the airfield, it is a 45-minute to one-hour game drive transfer to Zarafa Camp, including time for brief game viewing stops en route.

 
When to go Botswana’s winter months from May to October are dry and cool with chilly nights. This is also its high season. Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between December and February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon thundershowers. Best time to travel is all year round. There is great fishing from March to December, with catches of tiger fish, bream, catfish and tilapia.