Zarafa Camp
Zarafa, an intimate, nostalgic camp in the famous Selinda Reserve in Northern Botswana. Magnificent tented suites perfectly positioned with al fresco showers, swimming pools and private decks with nature's company at your feet!

Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp is situated near the pristine Zibadianja Lagoon in Botswana’s beautiful 320 000 acre Selinda Reserve. The camp is only accessible to guests by scheduled air transfers or private air charters, and is a fifty minute flight from Kasane.

Zarafa aptly named ‘beloved one’ is a deluxe camp positioned in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, owned by renowned geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. With a maximum of eight guests at any given time, their emphasis is on privacy and hospitality. Their tents offer fantastic views of the lagoon, and are replete with luxury touches like no other – Swarovski binoculars, Canon cameras, Nikon telescopes, private plunge pools and outdoor showers. The Dhow Suite accommodates a further four guests and is complimented with your own private chef, butler, guide and vehicle.

Zarafa is one of Botswana’s smallest camps that offer one of the country’s most exclusive game viewing experiences. Adventures include twice-daily game drives, night drives, guided walks and cruises on the Zibadianja Lagoon when water levels permit. Being an intimate camp with unstructured schedules, their emphasis is around creating ultimate exlusivity for their guests.

Zarafa has succeeded in combing relaxation and adventure in a luxurious yet informal setting.

Caroline's Hot Tips

An excellent intimate camp for those wishing to improve on their photography! Canon SLR Cameras are available in every tent for guests to use during their stay!

Combine the luxury at Zarafa with a canoe trail on the Selinda Spilway at Selindo Explorers Camp.

Easy access on daily charter flights from Kasane or Main.

The Zarafa Dhow suite is perfect for two couples looking for an exclusive safari experience!

Don’t miss out on a leisurely meal or sunset or drinks on HMS Zib when water levels permit.


'If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.'

John Hemingway

Zarafa Camp Overview

BEST SUITED TO - Couples or friends travelling together

NUMBER OF ROOMS - Four luxury and one private two bedroom tented villas


BEST TIME TO TRAVEL - During the dry season which runs from June to October

CHILDREN - Children from eight years are welcome (private vehicle required for families with children eight to fifteen years old)

WE LOVE IT BECAUSE - It’s an intimate, indulgent yet authentic Botswana bush experience

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