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Great Plains Conservation Zarafa Camp

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Zarafa evokes a sense of luxurious old-style safari with spaciousness and 21st-century eco-consciousness. About Zarafa CampEach of Zarafa's four sumptuous tents with generous veranda is positioned under cool, shady trees, fronting onto the idyllic Zibadianja Lagoon. The spacious bedroom has a lounge, en-suite bathroom with copper bath, indoor as well as outdoor shower, copper heater for cosy winters as well as its own private pool for summer. The main area, similarly furnished, evokes traditional safari ambiance. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length shaded deck. The camp is run completely on solar heating and power.Environment and WildlifeThe Selinda Concession is dominated by a vast grassy floodplain interspersed with slightly elevated palm islands and aromatic sage bushes. Resident wildlife includes red lechwe, kudu, tsessebe, giraffe, warthog and steenbok. Top predators are lion and spotted hyaena, as well as cheetah, wild dog, side-striped jackal, serval and even aardwolf. Elephant, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra are other herbivores seen throughout the year, complemented with varied bird life.Experiencing Zarafa CampDay and night game drives in custom-built 4x4 vehiclesGuided nature walks (on request)Canoeing and house boat for private dining, evening or day trips into the lagoon and onto the riverCatch-and-release fishing (seasonal)
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Selinda Reserve Botswana
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Mpacha Airport90 mi
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We are frequent travellers to Africa and over the years have experienced many game lodges considered amongst the best in South Africa and Botswana and this place certainly is up there amongst the very best! Whether you are seeking good game viewing or a peaceful romantic stay
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Greeted at airstrip by our guide and tracker Mokopi with a broad permanent smile set the tone for our experience. He was superb. Bright and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour, Mokopi even helped position the Jeep to optimize photo opportunities with expertise Anica
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Guest Relations Manager at Great Plains Conservation Zarafa Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dumela Elaine! Thank you for your lovely review of Zarafa Camp. As I'm writing, rain is softly pattering on the roof, we can only hope a bit more is on the way. Mokopi is a great guide and then of course you cannot help to be mesmerised about all he has to share. We are so happy that the whole experience exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful corner in Botswana. Kind regards Anica, Michael & the Zarafa Team
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We stayed at zerafa lodge in Botswana The lodge was fabulous beyond Our guide mokopi was talented and patient in his quest for finding the animals Neverethess their was a paucity of big cats We were disappointed not to see a grown lion Or water buffalo The herds of
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, General Manager at Great Plains Conservation Zarafa Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dumela! Thank you for the kind words, Zarafa really is one of a kind. We haven't really had our rainy season yet, and as you would've seen on your trip the areas are quite dry, this in turn has (to an extent) influenced our game viewing. We hope to welcome you back to our little piece of paradise! Warm bush regards Anica, Michael & the Zarafa Team
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We recently left Zarafa Camp in Botswana after a fantastic 5 night stay. We are most grateful to Helen Kirby of Icon Expeditions (Rhino Africa) for all of her amazing help with our entire trip to Africa including Zarafa. If you plan on traveling to Africa and need assistance
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Zarafa Camp
Responded Feb 9, 2019
Dumela from a beautiful Botswana! Thank you for your in depth feedback, it is so thoughtful of you to take the time to share your experience with everyone. We take great pride in our camp and our team have found your feedback wonderfully inspiring. It goes without saying that we all aim at sharing our beautiful camp with our guests, however we also share our passion and an authentic warmth with each and everyone who stays with us at Zarafa. We look forward to seeing you again soon! kind regards, Camp Managers
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Our beautiful two bedroom tented room was beyond our expectations. Reuben very knowledgeable guide found everything. Lions galore including cubs, hundreds of elephants, leopards , cheetahs, warthogs and all the variety of antelopes. Kenny the chef prepared the most delicious
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Response from GreatPlainsConserve, Manager at Great Plains Conservation Zarafa Camp
Responded Feb 9, 2019
Dumela Ruddshaw from a beautiful Botswana, Thank you for your feedback, I must agree with you. Our team at Zarafa are very special. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team. We look forward to your return. Till next time, Management Zarafa
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We were at Zarafe on December 3 and 4, 2015. The very large tent cabins were never hot. There was a small pool on the deck of our tent/ cabin. This was the best place we have stayed in all of our African travels in the last 2 years.
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Wifi connection? Electricity in rooms for charging camera batteries?Hairdryers?
Yes, all of the above. Wifi now available in the rooms. Camp runs off solar power so you'll likely need to use the low-wattage dryers they provide rather than your own. But there's a constant supply of electricity so you can charge whatever you need whenever you need.
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Bonjour Le mois de mars serait il adapté pour un safari au Zarafa camp ? Merci
Bonjour Le mois de mars serait il adapté pour un safari au Zarafa camp ? Merci
Bonjour Le mois de mars serait il adapté pour un safari au Zarafa camp ? Merci
"The furthest from the lodge"
"All are excellent and equal."
"all 4 are excellent"
"All tents are amazing!"
"Each room is large and well situated with animals passing nearby for viewing."
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BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
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