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.
The guest tents are on average 100 square meters 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. Under a canopy of Ebony trees, the camp has a sizable main lounge, with adjacent library and dining area.
Zarafa Camp is completely unique in terms of its environmental systems and it’s lush furnishings. The Selinda Reserve is at the apex of some of northern Botswana’s most dense wildlife areas. 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.
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.