Zarafa Camp
Outdoor pool at Zarafa Beautiful location on Zibadianja Lagoon
Outdoor pool at Zarafa
Beautiful location on Zibadianja Lagoon

Zarafa Camp

Winner of the 2014 and 2013 Safari Award for 'Best Safari Property in Africa' and a finalist in multiple categories, including 'Best Ecological Camp', along with 'Best Cuisine', Zarafa is well-recognised by Forbes as 'Botswana's most exclusive game lodge'.

Country

Botswana

Highlights

Zarafa embodies authenticity, luxury and simplicity to create a camp that has been thoughtfully planned to be environmentally sensitive. We must mention the added guest enhancements: Canon camera equipment, Swarovski bino’s and a telescope! Coming in May 2014 is the new Zarafa Dhow Suites, a self-contained 2-bedroom tented suite with private team.

Need to Know

Zarafa Camp is located on the fringes of Zibadianja Lagoon in Botswana's 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve. Zarafa's four spacious 'marquis' style tents, plus new Zarafa Dhow Suites, evoke the atmosphere of an original 1920s safari with no attention to detail spared. Relais & Châteaux member.


SafarisSafaris


Driving, walking, canoeing, boating, fishing. Early morning and late afternoon/early evening 4x4 open vehicle game drives, guided wildlife bush walks, canoeing and boating on Zibadianja Lagoon on HES ZIB when water levels permit.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

There are over eight thousand elephant in the reserve with impressive pods of hippo, crocodiles and bird life. Wild dog have dens near the camp. Lions, cheetah and leopard are regularly sighted.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Short guided walks
Five day Selinda Canoe Trail

FacilitiesFacilities

Pool, restaurant, bar, library, laundry, electricity, hiking, outdoor jungle gym
Each tent comes with Canon 5D camera 18–135mm and 100–400mm lenses, and the complimentary use of Swarovski HD binoculars

AccommodationAccommodation

4 Marquis-style tented accommodation, all en-suite. From May 2014 the new Zarafa Dhow Suites will open, a 220sqm self-contained tented suite with two tents, private fire-deck, stepping town to private plunge pool. Catered by private team including private guide and vehicle.

AccoladesAccolades

Andrew Harper Grand Award 2013
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2009:
Great Plains Conservation – Winner Best for Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats
Great Plains Conservation - Safari Awards Winner 2013 for Best Accommodation Group in Africa.
Ecotourism accredited by Botswana Tourism Organisation
Top International Hideaway by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report 2014
Pure Awards 2013 - 'Most Life Enriching Experiences" Great Plains Conservation
Relais & Chateaux Environment Trophy Winner 2013

SeasonSeason

All year round

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$1,440 per person sharing

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children over 6 years welcome, sharing with parents. Private vehicle required for families with children 6-11 years. Zaraha Dhow Suites caters for up to 4 adults and 1 child sharing, or 2 adults and 3 children sharing.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Design Winner Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2017 Best Location Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Design Winner Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2016 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Winner Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Experience Winner Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Third Place Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property Third Place Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Property Winner Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Ecological Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property Winner Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Winner Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property Third Place Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Ecological Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Property Southern Africa Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2009 Best New Safari Camp Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Botswana

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari Experience
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team
2016 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Walking Safari
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team
2015 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Best Walking Safari
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property
2014 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Cuisine
2014 Best Safari Guiding Team
2014 Best Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property
2013 Best Ecological Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Property
2013 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2011 Best Ecological Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Cuisine
2011 Best Safari Property
2011 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2010 Best Ecological Safari Property
2010 Best Safari Property Southern Africa
2009 Best New Safari Camp

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)