Zarafa Dhow Suites by Great Plains Conservation
A Luxury Tented Camp, Unique Lodges of the World in Botswana
Selinda Concession, Botswana
Per House / Villa
A member of the
Great Plains Conservation
The Zarafa Dhow Suites is an intimate, two room exquisite tented villa located on the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Few properties rival the location of this little gem built entirely under canvas, as one of the largest tents ever built on the continent. The Suites are located adjacent to Zarafa Camp, Botswana’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property. Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of camp has a magnificent view. The lagoon is also the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast buffalo and elephant by the hundreds.
Zarafa is the brainchild of the founders of Great Plains Conservation, who pooled their collective experience on safari to create what they deemed to be the best and most environmentally innovative camp. The villa, 210 square metre (2,260 sq ft) in extent, is under beige, flowing canvas, with canopy ceilings and completely open (yet netted) sides. Entering through the heavy wood Lamu door transports guests to a lavish space of deep reds, browns, brass and copper, evoking richness and beauty. Central to the Dhow Suites are a full lounge and dining area fitted dining table, coffee table with cappuccino machine and a full-length leather couch and chairs.
Selinda Reserve, at the crossroads of some of northern Botswana’s most prolific wildlife areas, boasts staggering wildlife populations year-round. Home to some of the classic species, such as leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, Red lechwe, zebra and giraffe, it is also a refuge for some of the more uncommon species such as African wild dog (which usually den each dry season near camp), cheetah, roan and sable. And for birders, it will not disappoint. Our nearby African skimmer colony is a highlight, as are the antics of the Black egret on the shores of Zibadianja Lagoon. From camp, hippos are visible in the Lagoon and elephant wander through regularly. Night noises will either lull you to sleep or wake you from a deep slumber. It is an exciting area, and guests are in the heart of a wilderness wonderland.
Zarafa Dhow Suites Rates, Activities & Amenities
|2019||11 January - 31 March 2019||–||US $ 7008|
|2019||01 April - 14 June; 01 November - 19 December 2019||–||US $ 9576|
|2019||15 June - 31 October 2019||–||US $ 13920|
|2019||20 December 2019 - 10 January 2020||–||US $ 10200|
|2020||11 January - 31 March||–||US $ 7340|
|2020||01 April - 14 June; 01 November - 19 December||–||US $ 9575|
|2020||15 June - 31 October; 20 December 2020 - 10 January 2021||–||US $ 14640|
Rates are Per House / Villa unless otherwise specified.
An exclusive use villa residence consisting of two suites, shared lounge, dining and pool including private game drive vehicle, guide and chef. Privately guided and hosted.
– Fully inclusive of accommodation, all conservation/park fees, scheduled activities, meals, laundry, return airstrip road transfers, non-alcoholic and alcoholic
beverages (excluding champagne).
– Exclusive of mandatory nightly conservation levy, flights and relevant spa services.
– Each tent includes one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars and a professional Canon camera body and lens kit for complimentary use.
– Zarafa Dhow Suite: Camp is exclusive use and can accommodate 4 adults sharing or a maximum of 5 (for families with children). Exceptions may apply.
Zarafa Dhow Suite
– Minimum age is 6 years.
– Child rates and private vehicle requirements do not apply because camp is sold on exclusive use basis only
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