Zarafa Camp, located in the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve in is synonymous with exclusive Botswana accommodation. It embodies luxurious simplicity and authenticity in its beautiful design, ‘green’ construction and spectacular location. Zarafa Camp is situated on an island in the floodplains of southern shores of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which is the source of the Savute Channel. Positioned on the extreme eastern side of the Selinda Reserve, its location is in prime wildlife territory.
Each of the camp’s four immense tented suites is raised up on wooden decking and shaded by a canopy of African ebony and Red ivory trees, each with uninterrupted views. Each tent is positioned on the forest’s edge, rimming the shores of the floodplains and far from a neighbour.
The 1,000 square foot ‘marquis style’ canvas tents which are extensive and open-air without exposing guests to the elements. Each of the three “rooms” of the tent is decorated with custom-made furniture, handcrafted from recycled ancient hardwoods. The raised decks, constructed of recycled African railroad sleepers, form the tent’s foundation.
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 a stay. Photos are then burned to a DVD as a souvenir at the end of your stay.
There are few places in northern Botswana as dynamic as the Selinda Reserve, which is centred on the famous Selinda Spillway, which weaves its way east, linking the far reaches of the Okavango Delta in the south with the Linyanti water systems in the east.
Children from 8 years are welcome.