Zarafa Camp, located in the 135,000 hectare private Selinda Concession is synonymous with exclusivity and perfection. It embodies authenticity, luxury and simplicity to create a camp that as been clearly considered, and thoughtfully planned to be as environmentally sensitive as possible.
Zarafa Camp sits on an island in the floodplains of southern shores of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which is the source of the Savute Channel. Positioned in the extreme eastern side of the Selinda Reserve, its location is in prime wildlife territory.
Selinda is west (upstream) from Savute Channel and Chobe, so it has all the advantages of both of those famous areas but with the tremendous advantage of exclusivity. It is a truly spectacular and unique landscape. Exploration of this vast area defies imagination...by foot, 4x4 open game drive vehicle, and pontoon boat.
On safari it is possible to see a tremendous diversity of species, from resident prides of lion to huge herds of elephant and packs of wild dog. It is also home to the ungulates, from the rare roan to the ubiquitous zebra. Nocturnal wildlife is prolific as well, and there are frequent sightings of aardwolf and civet.
Each of the camp's 4 immense tented suites are raised up on wooden decking and shaded by a canopy of African ebony and Red ivory trees. Each tent has a private verandah, running the length of the front of the tent, which offers a private plunge pool, outdoor lounge and sweeping view of the lagoon. The Zarafa Dhow Suite is an intimate 2 bedroom exquisite tented villa with an open layout bathroom with impressive copper claw foot bath and an open fire, with copper flu, to heat the room in winter.
From the camp itself, hippos are visible in the lagoon and elephant wander through regularly. Night noises will either lull you to sleep or wake you from a deep slumber. It is an exciting area, and guests are in the heart of a wilderness wonderland.
All meals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne and premium brand spirits); scheduled game viewing activities; the Conservation Levy; return airstrip road transfers; complimentary use of a pair of Swarovski HD binoculars; complimentary use of a professional Canon camera body and lens kit; and a laundry service are included.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Families with children aged between 8 and 15 will require their own private vehicle. Rates available on request. Children must be 12 years or older to participate in walking safaris.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Zarafa Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Mpala Jena Camp
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Destination: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
This 12 night trip really is one of the most premier experiences you can hope for. Taking in the magnificent Victoria Falls and enjoying the solitude of staying in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park, then staying in Botswana's first and only Relais & Chateaux property overlooking the crystal blue waters of a lagoon, flying to the very heart of the Okavango Delta, surrounded by palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, and ending in the beautiful city of Cape Town, this is a holiday of outstanding quality from start to finish.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe, Selinda, Okavango Delta and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Zarafa Camp Location.
General Information For Guests
Each of Zarafa's guest tents has a professional Canon camera set, including a Canon 5D camera body and Canon 100-400mm and 28-135mm lenses. Photos will be downloaded to a DVD on guest's departure. Each tent comes with a pair of Swarovski binoculars for guest use as well plus a Nikon telescope.
Laundry is included in the nightly tariff - next day service, weather permitting.
A hair dryer is provided in each tent.
Neither internet nor mobile phone coverage are available.
In-room massages are available at an additional cost.
There is a basic 'jungle gym' for use by all guests.
The camp is run on solar power, but there are plug points in each tent (South African round pin type).
Safes are provided in every room.
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted (AMEX or Diners are NOT accepted).
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If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.