For those with a top end budget Zarafa is one of our favourite camps in Africa, it is small, authentic, luxurious and yet wildlife focussed. It is owned and operated by, in our view, one of the best safari operators on the continent and this is one of their flagship Botswana properties.
Located in the private Selinda reserve, along with sister camps Selinda and Selinda Explorers, this area is renowned for a steady stream of predator sightings in the dry season from May to October as well as good concentration of elephants drawn to the Selinda Slipways permanent water.
Zarafa Camp and Dhow Suites are the brainchild of the founders of Great Plains Conservation, who pooled their collective experience on safari to create what they deemed to be the best and most environmentally innovative camp. As a consequence, Zarafa may in fact 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.
Overall we love this place and for those able to we would strongly suggest this as part of an amazing luxury Botswana itinerary.