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Zarafa Camp

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Selinda Reserve | Selinda Reserve, Botswana
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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myrtle beach, sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful place! I wish we had longer to just enjoy the surroundings. The staff were so amazing to us and all the guests. We absolutely felt like Willem and Annabel were old friends within moments of meeting them and so enjoyed taking with them at meals. Game drives were amazing! Thank you Reuban for taking us hunting with... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are places that indulge your fantasies and there are place that create them, presenting something you never even imagined possible. Zarafa is such a place. From the minute we walked up the steps to the Dhow Suites to behold a spectacular African panorama of the lagoon on which this gorgeous “tent” sits, we knew we were in for four... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow! from our flights over the swamps to selinda, to our arrival at this incredible camp - wow! loved the decor and attention to every detail, the rooms - wow, again and the outdoor shower just mind blowing, as well as beautiful - i just need to have one of those copper baths now. the view from our room onto... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Once you have stayed at Zarafa everything else in the safari world will be downscale! The tents are huge, the appointments tasteful, the service is just so warm and friendly and remarkably they anticipate your desires! The managers and the chef just went out of their way to accommodate our desire to spend the whole day out in the bush... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

How do describe heaven on earth? Zarafa! I had a absolutely incredible 3 night stay at Zarafa. The staff, the guide, the food were all top notch. The accommodations were luxurious and beautiful. Annabelle was so personable and fun, I felt like I'd known her for years. OB is an incredible guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided an amazing... More 

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

Dear Karen Wow what a fantastic review! Thank you so much. We are delighted you found a piece of heaven on earth here at Zarafa, we would all have to agree with you! You were such a pleasure to host and everyone was so pleased that you chose to include Zarafa in your very special trip to Africa. We hope... More 

boston MA
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our four night stay at Zarafa was excellent! The small size of the camp - only four tents - coupled with the warmth and personal attention of the staff - made this an unforgettable experience. Katherine and her culinary team prepare delicious and healthy food and then you get the bonus of spending some time with the engaging chef herself.... More 

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

Dear Ed, Amy and Gracie Thank you for such lovely words. It is so wonderful to hear that your time here with us was an “unforgettable experience”. Tracking the animals is definitely an exciting part of the safari experience and it certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat! It’s also comforting for you to know that after such... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What an experience! This is the ultimate way to do a 'camping trip'.From the location of the luxurious tents to the lunch setting on a boat has being amazing. The Rangers are knowledgable about the wildlife,the area and improving photographic skills. The attention to detail has to be experienced as words do it no justice. Large plains and open tracts... More 

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

Dear Hilton, Kim, Ashlee and Ronnie Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of our home. We all loved hosting you here and are very happy to know that you had an amazing time with us. The tents are beautiful and as you said when you come back it must be for longer so you can spend an... More 

Isla Montecristo, El Salvador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our extended family of nine -- ranging in age from 10 to 74 -- spent three wonderful days at the Dhow Suites in Zarafa. It was perfect, and we had an unforgettable experience. The staff was extraordinary. The camp manager, Frank, and his staff thought of everything, and they were welcoming and gracious. The chef is outstanding, and each meal... More 

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

Dear Family, Thank you for this wonderful review on your experience in the Zarafa Dhow Suites. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you all and we are glad to read your stay was 'totally amazing' . We are delighted you had such wonderful sightings, including the wild dogs. We are also happy to inform you that the lion cubs are... More 

Cayman Islands
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a beautiful stunning camp. The location is excellent. The "tents"/suites (only four!) are so stunning, they come right out of a design magazine/photo shoot of a National Geographic Camp expedition! Very comfortable too. The only disappointing thing is there's not enough time to spend in them! This would be a destination in itself! Now, we've been lucky/fortunate enough... More 

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

Hi there! We would like to thank you for your kind review and your patronage to Zarafa Camp. We are happy to read you enjoy the decor and ambiance of our home. If your travels bring you back to Botswana, visit us for 3 days (or more!) so you can spend some more time exploring everything the camp has to... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The experience at Zarafa will be something I will cherish forever. It felt like I was on an expedition with David Livingston but with all the creature comforts one would expect from a Relais & Chateaux lodge. The staff attentiveness was fantastic, the wild beautiful surroundings were magical and the dining experiences wonderful. A luxurious safari experience in a wild... More 

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

Dear Allison, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Zarafa Camp with the Tripadvisor community. We are glad you enjoyed your 'expedition' and that you found the Dr. Livingstone within! We hope you will visit us again and do not forget to check out the Great Plains properties in Kenya to play a little "Out of... More 

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