Zarafa Camp Location: Selinda Reserve
No. of rooms: 4
Style: Ultra exclusive VIP safari camp
Highlights: Staying in one of Africa’s most unique camps
Dining: Communal or private
What’s the difference: Zarafa is not only one of the most luxurious lodges in the world but also sits in a vast private concession full of game, therefore your freedom here is endless, walk, fly camp, 4×4 – whatever you like. Once again if you’d like to go in depth we can arrange for you to see the school, or go out with a resident lion / elephant / game researcher to gain a true insight into conservation.
The Luxury Safari Co Award for: Day beds with the best view – lay there for hours watching elephants and other game.
*** THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE CAMPS IN AFRICA – because of this we offer exclusive discounts and special offers here throughout the year ***
Zarafa Camp is blessed with an extraordinary location. The camp, positioned under the shady canopy of jackalberry and red ivory trees, overlooks the patchwork of savannas and floodplains of Zibadianja Lagoon’s southern shores. These uninterrupted views are breathtaking and provide regular sightings of the Reserve’s prolific wildlife from Zarafa Camp.
The camp is designed with exclusivity and privacy at its core. Each tent is positioned on the forest’s edge, rimming the shores of the floodplains and savannas and far from a neighbor. The 1,000 square foot ‘marquis style’ canvas tents are expansive and open-air without exposing guests to the elements. Each of the three “rooms” of the tent is decorated with custom-made furniture, handcrafted from recycled ancient hardwoods. The raised decks are constructed of recycled African railroad ties, and form as the tent’s foundation. One enters the tent through a large lounge appointed with a leather sofa, personal bar and writing desk. Adjoining the lounge is the main bedroom and dressing area, where the overhead fans and seductive mosquito nets set the ambiance. Exiting the bedroom, a beautiful copper fireplace is strategically placed between the bathroom and the bedroom to allay the chill of the winter months. The main bathroom is comprised of a copper bath and shower, double sinks and private toilet. Off the bathroom, a raised walkway leads to the outdoor shower, complete with 360-degree shower heads. A private verandah, running the length of the front of the tent, offers a plunge pool, outdoor lounge and sweeping views of Zibadianja Lagoon’s waters. Selinda Reserve is a place of peace, where tranquility replaces the chaos of the modern world. It is also home to much wildlife, all of which is cautious of the Zarafa Camp’s presence.Show Less