Project Description

ZARAFA CAMP

Selinda Reserve | Botswana

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HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT WE LOVE

Soothing views over the beautiful Zibadianja Lagoon

Sinking into the copper bathtub, one eye on the bush outside

In-room massages and workout sessions between game drives

WHEN TO VISIT

Dry Season:  July to October

Green Season:  November to April

CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY

Pack for a Purpose
Donations go to conservation education programmes and women’s craft groups in Seronga and Gudigwa

Great Plains Foundation
Custodian of over a million acres of land across Africa on an eco-tourism and community involvement model

Carbon offset programme
Guests can sponsor tree planting or the provision of solar lanterns to communities to help mitigate their long-haul flight

Green operations
The camp runs off a solar farm and biogas processing, which converts vegetable waste into cooking gas

OVERVIEW

The name Zarafa or ‘beloved one’ encompasses so much about this special camp in the Selinda Reserve. From the lovingly crafted tents (made of wood reclaimed from the Indian Ocean tsunami) and copper bathtubs that envelop you in natural warmth to the main areas lit with soft lantern light, this is a romantic camp that ticks all the boxes for a safari honeymoon. Each tent has a private plunge pool, a bed-cooling system, fitness equipment and the option of in-room massages. Shaded by mature ebony trees and with views over the Zibadianja Lagoon, rooms are comfortable, cosy and airy – all at once.

Outside, Selinda provides almost non-stop game action: wild dogs den nearby in dry season and there’s a good cheetah population.

FACILITIES

  • Dining room
  • Wi-Fi

  • Gym

  • Bar
  • Swimming pool

  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Private vehicle
  • Library
  • Safari shop
  • Kids’ club
  • Electrical charging point

TENT FEATURES

  • Bed-cooling system
  • Plunge pool
  • Daybed
  • Deck

  • Lounge

  • Indoor and outdoor shower

  • Indoor bathtub

  • Fitness equipment
  • Fan
  • Safe
  • Electrical charging point
  • Hairdryer

  • Fireplace

ACTIVITIES

  • Game drives

  • Night drives
  • Birding
  • Nature walks
  • Helicopter scenic flights (extra cost)
  • Cultural tours
  • Boating
  • Young Explorers activities
  • Seasonal catch-and-release fishing

GALLERY

WHY BOOK WITH BIGGESTLEAF TRAVEL

  • We are passionate about what we sell

  • The most competitive and flexible rates

  • We offer personalised and customised experiences

  • Our consultants specialise in different tour-types

  • We have 10 years experience in the travel industry

  • Our quick response and turnaround times