Zarafa is a very exclusive tented lodge built overlooking the Zibalianja Lagoon in the Selinda Concession of the Greater Linyanti Region.

Zarafa is a premier Relais & Châteaux camp located in the wonderful Selinda Concession which has long been a favourite area of ours in Botswana. The style of the lodge is luxurious in an authentic ‘explorer’ style and whilst lavish and spacious there is still a strong connection to nature. Service and guiding is superb, and there is a true feeling of exclusivity and calm throughout the lodge. The Selinda Concession is very good for game viewing and makes a very good combination with many exclusive parts of the Okavango Delta.


Zarafa offers luxurious accommodation for a maximum of eight guests. Each of the four tented suites is raised on high wooden decks, and has spacious en suite plumbed facilities, including a free-standing copper bath, double vanity and indoor…


The Selinda Reserve is a private safari concession owned by Great Plains Conservation which covers an area of some 1350 sq. kilometres between the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta and the Kwando/Linyanti river system…


Zarafa accepts children 6 years and upwards, though it is a camp that is better suited to older children. One child 15 years and younger can be accommodated with 2 adults. The next door and exclusive use Zarafa Dhow Suite can specifically…

Conservation & community

Zarafa is part of Great Plains Conservation which has a non profit Foundation (Great Plains Foundation) spanning both Kenya and Botswana. In Botswana they have Rhinos Without Boarders where, in partnership with andBeyond…

Location Selinda Reserve, Greater Linyanti
Access Charter flight, helicopter or shared air transfer into Selinda airstrip
Open All year
Pricing £££££+
Camp Style Luxury tented lodge
Focus Big game / Luxury
Children 6 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Boat cruises / Fishing
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4-6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 4 tented suites
Family Accommodation The two bedroomed Zarafa Dhow Suite adjacent to Zarafa Camp
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Standing fans / Ceiling fans / Evening Breeze over your bed / Gas fire
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horn
Wi-Fi In room
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Private plunge pools
Wellness In room massage
Dining Style Communal and private
Drinks Included All drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard