Zarafa Camp

Selinda Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Botswana


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Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Welcome bottle of South African wine per room
  • 30-minute Indian head or foot massage per room

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Classically styled safari camp in the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve, overlooking picturesque Zibadianja Lagoon. Majestic savannahs and floodplains teem with game, including huge elephant herds and populations of lion, leopard and wild dog. Just four spacious, luxurious tents with verandas and private plunge pools accommodate a maximum of eight people (and thus are ideal for a private group of friends). Interiors feature ceiling fans, custom-made “campaign-style” furnishings, open gas fireplaces; lavish baths feature copper soaking tubs and both indoor and outdoor showers. A full-length shaded deck complements tented lounge and well-stocked library. Exceptional cuisine and delightful staff.

From the Hideaway Report

February 2012 Hideaway Report

Zarafa Camp opened in 2008, the brainchild of celebrated filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, five-time Emmy Award winners and Explorers-in-Residence at National Geographic. For more than 25 years, the Jouberts have chronicled the wildlife of northern Botswana in classic films such as “Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas,” “Eye of the Leopard” and, most recently, “The Last Lions.” Drawing on their decades of experience, they decided to create the perfect safari camp in an ideal location ...

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Tented Suite, from $4,500 for two (all meals, house beverages, laundry and park fees included).

Standard Inclusions:

Rates include all meals and beverages (excluding Champagne and imported premium drinks), scheduled game activities, bush walks, concession fees, laundry and ground transfers between the airstrip and camp.

These published rates, in US dollars, serve only as a guideline for travel planning and may vary based on season, currency exchange rates and other factors. The latest rates, including preferred Andrew Harper rates, are available to our subscribers booking online, directly with the hotels or through the Andrew Harper Travel Office. When booking direct, always provide your Andrew Harper subscriber number. Subscriber benefits are available only in conjunction with Andrew Harper rates.

From our Readers

Travel Office July 19, 2011 | 9:08:08
Dear Finson, These camps are relatively new, and unfortunately no one in the Travel Office has visited them just yet. We do have some Travel Advisors who have visited this part of Botswana, however, and they agree that this area offers some of the very best game viewing in the country. If you would like more information or assistance with planning an itinerary in Botswana, feel free to contact the Travel Office at (800) 375-4685, (630) 734-4610 or Best Regards, The Travel Office
Ssm October 8, 2011 | 10:34:49
We visited Zarafa Camp in June 2011 - it's absolutely superlative. It's an amazing camp, in a supreme area. The game viewing was second to none (and we also stayed at Mombo and Singita Lebombo on the same trip - two other spectacular properties). The guides are fantastic, views fantastic, service amazing. I cannot say enough positive things about Zarafa - the ethos, property and area are all just wonderful. We've booked to go again in April - but for 4 nights; 3 was just not enough. The only negative was that the Selina airstrip was under water - so we had a 1.5 hour drive - but it was still a game drive where we saw; elephant, buffalo, leopard and an ostrich. Don't even hestitate - if you're going to Botswana - go to Zarafa.
VSF July 16, 2011 | 14:33:35
Interested if anyone has visited Zarafa or their other property, Selinda.
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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Welcome bottle of South African wine per room
  • 30-minute Indian head or foot massage per room


Airport Transfers
Bedside Reading Lamp
Children Welcome
Double Sinks
Fitness Center
Grand Award Winners 2013
Hair Dryer
Housekeeping Daily
Minibar with Refrigerator
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Unheated
Private Airstrip
Readers' Choice 2013
Sundry Shop/Boutique


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