Zarafa Camp overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon in the eastern Selinda Reserve in Botswana, not far from the source of the Savuti channel, so guests can expect great views of hippos and crocodiles, not to mention the abundant bird life. Set into a grove of ebony and red ivory trees the camp has a shady setting on an island, and unimpeded views across the floodplains and the lagoon.
Accommodation & Facilities
Zarafa is a wonderful small exclusive camp with just four standard rooms, spaced well apart to ensure maximum privacy. The roomy en-suite, walk in tents are set on raised wooden platforms, and each has a large sitting area, plunge pool on the deck, and gas log fire for the winter. Dining here is in a large tent (open sided if weather permits), and the bar is set in the open air around a tree. It enjoys fabulous panoramic views of the lagoon.
Wildlife & Activities
Game in the Selinda Reserve is good throughout the season. Birding is good year round and fantastic in the wet months (December – March) when many migratory species pass through. Game viewing at Zarafa is from open vehicles on both day and night drives, on foot during a walking safari, or from the large pontoon boat. Siesta time is often spent in the sunken hide at the waterhole’s edge. Each tent is also provided with a pair of Swarovski HD binoculars, a professional quality Canon camera and the appropriate lenses, which guests may use throughout their stay.