Zarafa Camp

A beautiful camp with 4 super luxury tents, fantastic guides and excellent game in a private concession. Zarafa Camp offers the ultimate in Botswana exclusivity.

About Zarafa Camp, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

About Zarafa Camp, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

Zarafa Camp is one of the most exclusive camps in Botswana and Africa. Luxury tents with stunning views of Zibadianja Lagoon, private plunge pools and excellent game viewing in the private concession are just a taste of what's on offer. Owned by Dereck and Beverly Joubert this is a camp not to be missed.                  

This intimate camp accommodates up to eight guests in marquis-style canvas tents. Positioned along the edge of a shady forest Zafara Camp ensures great views of the surrounding floodplain.

Each large tent has a personal plunge pool and a private lounge area with a copper fireplace, and en-suite bathrooms complete with a copper bathtub. This is possibly the only luxury eco-camp with all power coming from solar energy and all furniture sculpted from recycled hardwoods. This is a favourite of ours due to the small details.


Lodge Details


A small, intimate and exclusive eco-camp. Zarafa Camp is part of Great Plains Conservation.


Located in the eastern sector of the Selinda Reserve, beneath a canopy of jackalberry and red ivory trees, Zafara Camp enjoys uninterrupted views over the savannahs and floodplains of Zibadianja Lagoon's southern shores; a remarkable camp location and unbeatable spot for wildlife viewing. Zarafa Camp features in our top 10 best safari camps of Botswana.

Accommodation & Facilities

Positioned along the edge of the forest and shaded by trees, each tent enjoys stunning views of the surrounding floodplain. Each luxuriously appointed tent has a private lounge area with a copper fireplace and furniture made from recycled ancient hardwoods; en-suite bathrooms are complete with a copper bath and both indoor and outdoor showers. Outside each tent is a private plunge pool and sun deck, affording fantastic views across the savannah - ideal for game viewing during the afternoon heat.

Zafara Camp’s main area is under canvas and emphasises the uninterrupted views stretching before it. This is possibly the only luxury eco-camp in the world which takes 100% of its power from solar energy. Zafara Camp is a favourite of ours, giving plenty of attention given to the finer details, including digital SLR camera in each guest tent, for use whilst on safari.

Zarafa Dhow Suite

Recently opened is the lavish Dhow Suite, a private exclusive retreat comprising of the largest tent in Africa covering 2,200 square feet! With private dining, guiding and its own pool, this is absolutely perfect for a family or a small party of friends looking to connect with each other and Africa. Like Zarafa, the interior is beautifully furnished with its own fire place, huge copper baths and incredible views over the lagoon.  The suite has two bedrooms accommodating a maximum of four adults and one child sharing or two adults and two children, at one time.


Zarafa Camp serves excellent quality food and wine, in both inside and al fresco eating areas. Meals are served at no set time, adjusting to suit wildlife sightings and individual guest preferences.


Day and night-time game drives in 4x4 vehicles, as well as guided game walks are on offer.

Child Policy

Children under 8 years old are not permitted (unless booking the entire camp).

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