Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana
Tucked away in the exclusive Selinda Concession, Zarafa is one of the finest camps in Botswana. Stylish and serene, the marquee-style tented suites feel like a boutique five-star hotel in the wild. Canvas walls help bring in nature’s lullaby and everything else is polished wood or opulent fittings. There’s even a copper bath for recuperating.
This is certainly a great choice if you’re looking for luxury. But Zarafa Camp really shines through its attention to the wildlife experience. Owned by a renowned wildlife filmmaker and photographer couple, it’s been designed as a kind of wish-list camp for enthusiastic animal lovers. We love the Swarovski binoculars in each room and the almost unrivalled knowledge of the guides.
Wet and dry habitats blur together in Selinda, with the Okavango spilling from the south and the forests of Chobe and Linyanti stretching out to the east. This attracts a stunning collection of migratory wanderers, plus a rich abundance of residents, including ten leopards and prides of lions that like to battle with buffalos.
Game drives are always incredibly productive and you’ll quickly realise why a wildlife filmmaker chose this location for the dream safari camp. Every day’s drives are flexible and they can continue into the night. Walking safaris enhance the intimacy and we love the leisurely afternoons cruising on Zarafa’s pontoon boat. This is one of Africa’s ultimate camps; if your budget stretches to Zarafa Camp then we’d highly recommend it.
- All suites have a double bed
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Night drives
- Walking safaris
- Full board food and drink
Open all year round, children over the age of eight are welcome.
This camp can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £1115 / €1275 / $1445