Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve

Zarafa Camp, on the edge of the Zibadianja Lagoon, evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four large, luxurious double or twin ‘marquis style’ tents. The camp only sleeps eight at any one time so you can really get an exclusive taste of Africa and get the incredible wildlife all to yourself.


Zarafa Camp is in the North of Botswana overlooking the Zibadiania Lagoon on the East coast of the Selinda Reserve. Have you ever heard of the Kudus or Lechwe? A highlight of Zarafa is its varied wildlife. This is your chance to see these unusual antelope with your own eyes because being in the Okavango Delta you are perfectly positioned for incredible wildlife sightings. As well as unusual antelope expect to see giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, elephants and beautifully colourful birdlife.

your room

Each tent and veranda is enormous (100 square meters in size) and beautifully located along the edge of the forests to take advantage of the spectacular view over the floodplains and savannas. They have spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with a copper bath looking out over the lagoon. There is even an outdoor shower. If you want to sit outside and enjoy the fresh African air and stunning views then go and sit on the veranda shaded by giant broad-leafed trees. In the winter months, there is a perfectly handcrafted copper fireplace in your tent in case you are feeling a little bit chilly.

why we like it

What makes the place really special is that all the furniture has been specifically designed and handcrafted for the camp, and is composed of recycled ancient hardwoods. To add to the eco-friendliness, Zarafa Camp runs solely on solar powered energy. Best of all, however, is the equipment Zarafa provides its guests with. We don’t know of any other safari camps in Africa which give you an SLR camera for your stay. So, whether you’re sitting in your room or on a game drive,  the SLR is at hand for speedy cheetahs or roaming elephants: nifty.