About Zarafa Camp
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About Zarafa Camp
Zarafa Camp, located in the 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve is synonymous with exclusivity and perfection. Envisioned to be the perfect safari camp, it embodies authenticity, luxury and simplicity to create a camp that has been clearly considered, and thoughtfully planned to be as environmentally sensitive as possible.
Each of the camp’s four immense tented suites are raised up on wooden decking and shaded by a canopy of African ebony and Red ivory trees, each with uninterrupted views.
Zarafa means "the beloved one" or "the lovely one" in Arabic, and the Zarafa Camp lives up to the name, inspiring even the well-travelled, and renewing the spirit of all who visit.
There are few places in northern Botswana as dynamic as the Selinda Reserve, which is centred on the famous Selinda Spillway, which weaves its way east, linking the far reaches of the Okavango Delta in the south with the Linyanti water systems in the east.
The Selinda Reserve is upstream from the Savute Channel and Chobe, so it has all the advantages of both famous areas, but more so it has the tremendous advantage of exclusivity.
It is a truly spectacular and unique landscape.
- Airport Shuttle
- Laundry Facilities*
- Swimming Pool
- Credit Card Facilities
- Restaurant on Premises
- Parking on Premises
- Tswana (Setswana)
Spa: There is a small jungle gym with rowing machine, treadmill, free weights and yoga equipment.
Fully inclusive of accommodation, scheduled wildlife activities, meals, laundry, conservancy fees, return airstrip transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks). To confirm your reservation a 20% deposit is required with the balance is payable in full 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
Room / Tent check out time is 10:00 am on the day of departure and check in is 14:00 pm on day of arrival (Late Departures can be arranged in Kenya at an additional charge in our Green and Shoulder Season dependent upon availability. Regrettably no late departures in Botswana).
We reserve the right to review published rates in the event of currency exchange rate fluctuation, increases in costs or taxes, which are beyond our control. Specifically, flights costs are subject to change with fuel surcharge.
Liability: In the event that Great Plains books third party properties on behalf of the guest these bookings are accepted on the specific condition that Great Plains Conservation acts only as the reservations office for the third party properties, and assumes no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident or delay to person or property.
Baggage restrictions: For safety and because space is restricted on aircraft, baggage in charter aircraft is restricted to a maximum of 20 kg per person in a soft bag in Botswana; this includes camera equipment and carry-on baggage. Should guests arrive with excess baggage without prior warning their baggage could be delayed as baggage may have to be flown into camp at a later stage at considerable extra cost to the guest. However, should the guest know in advance that the baggage will exceed the limit, an extra seat can be booked for the bags on the aircraft, at an additional cost.
Wild Animals and the wilds: Please be aware that these safaris may take guests into close contact with wild animals. Attacks by wild animals are rare, but no safari into the African wilderness can guarantee that this will not occur. Neither the company, nor their employees, nor agents can be held responsible for any injury or incident on the safari. Please note that all our camps are unfenced. Please also note that these safaris will take you over dirt tracks and across remote plains in some of the most remote parts of Africa. If this is not what you are after, then there are many more civilized parts of the world that are more suited to your travel.
a. We welcome children on our safaris in Botswana and Kenya when sharing with up to two adults in a tent.
b. At Selinda camp, children are welcome from 6 years. At Selinda we have a family room that have two bedrooms under one roof which is perfect for families.
c. All families with children under 12 are required to book a private vehicle at the time of reservation. The private vehicle facility will allow families to enjoy their own routine in the lodge and on game drives without worrying about disturbing other guests.
d. Selinda Canoe Trails children are welcome from the age of 8 however the family will be required to book at private group to allow the guide and crew to adjust the daily mileage to suit a family needs.
Private Vehicles: Guests who enjoy privacy and their own routine while on their game drives will be able to hire a private vehicle and guide at an additional cost per day per vehicle and guide. This is on a first come first served basis and must be booked in advance and is subject to availability of the extra guide and vehicle.
In the event of any safari being rendered impossible, illegal or inadvisable by weather, strike, war, government or interference or any other cause whatsoever, the extra expenses incurred as a result thereof shall be the responsibility of the guest.
Air charters: Please note that we subcontract the flying services to independent charter operations and they are responsible for the flying. There is a daily flight schedule into and out of our camps from the respective regional airports in Botswana and Kenya. Guests can also arrange direct charters from these airports to our camps at an additional costs should they wish to travel in this fashion.
• Inter camp and Maun / Kasane air transfers are excluded from the night accommodation rates.
• Child rates at Zarafa Camp are only applicable for up to two children between 8-11 years (inclusive) sharing with up to two adults in a guest tent.
• Children from 12 years at all camps will pay applicable adult rate and may be accommodated in own tent.
• Families with children between 6-11 years must book a private vehicle at the time of reservation.
• Zarafa Camp tents include the complimentary use (during stay only) of a Canon 5D digital camera and a set of Canon (28-135mm, 100-400mm) lenses.
• Selinda and Zarafa Camp guest tents include the complimentary use, during guest’s stay, of one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars.
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling