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Hotel in Botswana

Zarafa Camp

  • Adventure


  • Safari


  • Celebrate


Meaning ‘the beloved one’ in Arabic, Zarafa is Relais & Chateaux’s first camp in Botswana and a love letter to the beauty and nature of this remarkable country. Beloved by each guest that stays here, the camp has been charming visitors to their 130,000 private hectares in the Selinda Reserve of the Chobe National Park. Their four guest tents are 100 square metres of private space that includes a large lounge area, ensuite bathroom and a vast desk that has its own private plunge pool and outdoor shower. There is little else one need under the supple canvas for ultimate safari comfort. The ebony trees that shade and shelter the camp overlook the guest areas that include the library, main lounge, dining area and the bush boutique. Adventure and the romance of the safari experience are perfectly balanced here for the most beloved stay. Environmentally conscious, the camp go to great lengths to reduce the impact they have on the land, with solar power coming from the nearby solar farm, their bio-gas system and the recycled hardwoods and canvas that make up the main frame of the camp. Although the camp has everything you need for the most relaxing stay, the real draw to Selinda Reserve is its rich and diverse game. Home to leopards, lion prides, cheetah, elephant herds, migrating buffalo, zebras and giraffes to name the big ones, it is a place to spot the coveted Big Five. As a place of varied wildlife, the packs of wild dogs and the herds of sable are amongst the more uncommon animals that you can spot on each game drive. Awarded one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, it is clear why this lodge is known as ‘the beloved one’. Experience the magic and romance of the safari for yourself!

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