Great Plains Conservation’s Zarafa Camp is one of the country's super luxury lodges. With only four rooms, Zarafa is one of Botswana’s smallest camps and consequently offers one of the country’s most exclusive game viewing experiences. The camp's location in such a great game viewing area also makes Zarafa a very good combination with Mombo. In summary, one of the continent's most expensive lodges, but a truly superb one !
Zafara Camp - The Details
Zarafa camp is located on the Selinda Reserve, private concession, in the Linyanti region of Northern Botswana, north of the Okavango Delta. The reserve is a 45 minute flight from Kasane, if coming from Chobe National Park or Victoria Falls, and 45 minute to 1.5 hour flight if coming from Maun. The airstrip is a 20 minute drive from the camp.
The main area of Zarafa Camp is made up of two large rooms, a dining room on the right and an incredibly furnished lounge area with ornaments and books around the place. There is a central walkway which leads out onto an open veranda area looking over the Zibadianja Lagoon, which teems with game.
With a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis here is on individual hospitality and privacy. Each tented room has 360 veranda and which is dissected by a private pool and outdoor shower, which seems to spray water inwards from all directions! The bedroom and living areas are huge, and equipped with vintage and antique decor. And just to throw a contemporary touch into the mix, you get your very own Canon 50D camera for your stay. The bathrooms are designed with copper influence all round, a free standing copper bath, sink and shower. Just in case you get chilly, there is also a central fireplace.
All of the Chobe wildlife is present at Zarafa with a varied bird and mammal community. Abundant plains game can be found here including lechwe, kudu, buffalo, zebra and giraffe. It is also a predator-rich reserve including cheetah, wild dog, lion and leopard. The massive herds of elephant pass through the area in the dry season.
There is a wealth of activities here including game drives, walks, night drives, bush dinners, fishing, canoeing and boating. Even the most intrepid of travellers holds Zarafa as a firm favourite over all other Africa Safaris