A wooden deck at Zarafa safari camp at duskA wooden deck at Zarafa safari camp at dusk

Zarafa Camp

From: $1,530.00

Zarafa Camp is an exclusive four tent ultra luxurious safari camp within the Selinda Reserve of Botswana. The camp is the only Relais and Chateau property in Botswana. Overlooking the waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of camp has a magnificent view.


Zarafa Camp

Okavango Delta

Zarafa Camp is an intimate four room exquisite tented camp located on the private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana. This area links the Okavango Delta and the Chobe / Savuti corridors. The lagoon is also the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast Buffalo and Elephant in their hundreds.

Great Plains Conservation have created possibly the most environmentally innovative camp. Zarafa may well 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.

Luxury Tents

The guest tents are on average 330 square feet resting under canvas. Canopy ceilings and completely open and netted sides create a warm atmosphere. Decking around the tent leads to the private plunge pool and outdoor shower. All these areas have views of stunning Botswana wilderness.

Zarafa Camp is completely unique in terms of its environmental systems and it’s lush furnishings. The reserve has extremely large wildlife populations year-round. Home to 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, Cheetah, Roan and Sable antelope.

For birders this area will not disappoint you. A nearby African Skimmer colony is a highlight. The antics of the Black Egret on the shores of Zibadianja Lagoon are a great afternoon pastime. From camp, Hippos are visible in the Lagoon and Elephant wander through regularly.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Botswana.

Consider combining this with Selinda Camp or Ol Donyo in Kenya.

If this is your first trip to the Botswana then read our blog on the Okavango Delta – River of Dreams.

The Okavango is a World Heritage Site and the largest alluvial fan in the world, read more about this incredible destination.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Maun from Cape Town or Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airports with SA Airlink, Air Botswana or South African Airways.

On your arrival in Maun you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to a light aircraft for your flight to Zarafa airstrip.

At the airfield you will be met by your guide for the short game drive to camp.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Local brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Walking safaris
  • Private plunge pool
  • Gym & fitness equipment
  • Fishing (seasonal)
  • Swarovski binoculars (use only)
  • Canon 5D camera and lenses (use only)


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Conservation levy
  • Inter camp flights
  • Spa services

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