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Selinda Reserve | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
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Zarafa Camp
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Marta O Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zarafa Camp impressed us in every way. Starting from the luxurious and stylish tents, to the food prepared with care by Katherine who pampered us non-stop with her delicious recipes and the attention to detail of the manager Mel. We were happy since the moment we were awakened with those lovely cookies, to the breakfast "on the go" , the... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Dear Marta, Thank you for your lovely review and for making us part of your honeymoon. It was our absolute pleasure spoiling you. We hope to welcome you back to celebrate many anniversaries in the bush! Kind regards from the Selinda Reserve! The Zarafa Team. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just loved our stay at Zarafa. The camp is wonderfully intimate, the tents wonderfully large, the management and staff all very nice and energetic persons and the food is seriously good (thanks Katherine for all that wonderful food and the best muesli recipe ever!). The camp's position overlooking a lagoon is dream-like; make sure you are back in camp... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Dear Flip & Lonneke, Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. Your words are so kind and the way you have written the review makes us want to jump in a vehicle right now and go look for the wild dogs again! We are very happy to read that you had a wonderful time here, exploring our... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i can't say enough good things about the Zarafa team, from the camp managers, to the guides, to the chef, to the rest of the staff. The accommodations were comfortable and clean, if not luxurious. The private rooms have many special features, including a plunge pool, reasonably good wifi (although having wifi can be a two-edged sword if one is... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Hello there! Greetings from Zarafa, Thank you for sharing this very kind and elaborate review of Zarafa camp. The entire team is very pleased to learn that you had a memorable safari experience and we truly hope you will return to us someday to make more wonderful African memories. It was Obi's pleasure to drive, boat and walk you through... More

framingham, ma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. The energy of the three hosts, the food, the ambiance! They made us feel at home immediately. Their wonderful energy spreads throughout all the guests and everyone responds warmly. The photographic advice you get here is valuable and unparalleled. .

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for sharing your lovely review with the Tripadvisor Community. We are very happy that you felt at home with us and we hope you will visit us again when your travels bring you back to Botswana. Here is to many more pictures taken in the bush and warm African memories! Greetings from Zarafa, Markus, Marijn and... More

Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my son Charlie who visited Zarafa: My experience at Zarafa was one I will remember forever. They had incredibly helpful staff and fantastically comfortable and luxurious rooms. But most of all, the overwhelming quantity of wildlife was magnificent. You could approach wildlife very closely, and the variety was enormous. To give you an idea, in one day we saw... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on behalf of your son Charlie. Please thank him for including Zarafa in his 'once in a lifetime' trip to beautiful Botswana. We are very pleased to read that he enjoyed the wildlife; what wonderful sightings! Kind regards from the bush, Markus, Marijn and the Zarafa Team More

Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this family adventure was extraordinary. It has been a dream to explore the great wildlife of southern Africa since first viewing pictures inside the yellow borders of the old National Geographic magazines of my youth. What a thrill to climb out of our little Cessna with my family, be greeted by our local guide and within minutes spot... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for your comprehensive review on our Zarafa Dhow Suites and their beautiful surroundings. We are thrilled that you had an inspiring family vacation and that you fulfilled your dream to explore the great wildlife of Southern Africa. It was a pleasure hosting you and we would like to thank you for your interest in our conservation... More

San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While Zarafa's accommodations are lovely they had the least amount of animals viewed in the five camps we visited in Botswana. One of the managers, Marine was the most rude, impudent person I have ever meet. She ruined our stay there and I would not recommend this camp to anyone.

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you for your feedback. We thrive on input. Because this is the first issue we have ever had at Zarafa, and so far every person we have hosted has absolutely loved it, your comments have gone to our CEO. He has called for an immediate and thorough investigation. He will be talking to your agent, and if... More

New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed in the Family Suite at Zarafa since we were two couples. Having experienced Zarafa previously, we expected a similar set up. We were certainly not prepared for what greeted us as we entered the austere looking tent...as if we were transported magically on Alladdin's carpet into an atmosphere of old time luxury with modern comforts, every detail being... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Dear Shveta, It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you to our Zarafa Dhow Suites on your latest safari! Thank you for this wonderful review; 'pure bliss', what a wonderful compliment to receive. We are looking forward to taking you on a magic carpet ride soon again. Frank and the entire team at the Dhow Suites More

Geneva, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Such a privilege to stay at Zarafa!!!! Above anything we ever experienced. We travelled with our 2 daughters aged 10 and 8. It is was a trip of a lifetime as we stayed in the Okavango delta, then Zarafa, followed by the Victoria Falls and Mozambic. Zarafa was the highlight of our trip. It's not just a beautiful camp, it... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Dear Murielle, Thank you for this lovely review. We will pass on your lovely words to our team, for whom this is such a motivator! We are very happy that you included Zarafa in your extraordinary trip. It was an absolute pleasure welcoming your family to our home. Regards from the bush! Markus, Marijn, Katherine and the rest of the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent three days at Zarafa two weeks ago, and I wish we had stayed six! The camp is beautiful, the tents are luxurious, and the scenery in front of the tent takes your breath away. We had an elephant visit us on two afternoons, right in front of our deck! Marcus, and Morain the managers, are dedicated to making... More

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GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Zarafa Camp, responded to this review

Hello there, Greetings from Zarafa! We would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed Zarafa to the fullest and that you had a great time exploring our surroundings together with Reuben. (The lioness was truly spectacular!) We are looking forward to welcoming you back... More

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Address: Selinda Reserve | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
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Zarafa Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
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