Zarafa Dhows Suites
The private, exclusive breakaway that dreams are made of
Zarafa Dhows Suites
Safari camps do not come more exclusive than Zarafa Dhow Suites, an all inclusive two-bedroom villa situated in the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve on the far eastern edge of northern Botswana. Considered one of Africa's most luxurious camps, it is a place where you come to connect in an intimate setting with those you love, secluded and unplugged. Found at the crossroads of a prolific wildlife region with every luxury and convenience available to you, the Dhow suites stand out as an experience above and beyond. Zarafa, 'the beloved one', transforms into your personal, lavish retreat.
At the lodge
Found under one of the largest tents ever built in Africa, with a floor space of 210 square metres, the light and luxurious lounge and dining area that centres the two villas leading down a multi-level deck to a pool that has expansive views over the plains and lagoon of the reserve. An outdoor fire pit invites you to take in the nocturnal wildlife late into the evening under the star lit skies.
Each of the two tented villas are set on either side of the main living and dining area, on a raised wood deck of 100-year-old teak railroad ties, sitting perched on the banks of the Zibadianja lagoon. The finishings are exquisite; from entrances through traditional Zanzibari doors, gleaming brass slipper bathtubs to stylish outdoor and indoor showers all under soft draped linen tenting. It is old world elegance at its most romantically adventurous.
Looking out onto the lagoon there is a constant stream of wildlife moving past the camp game. Expect to see year-round sightings of leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, zebra and giraffe, and if you are lucky the ever elusive African wild dog from the two daily game drives. There are guided walks and the fantastic option of cruising on the Zibadianja Lagoon on “HMS Zib” to take in the Botswana wildlife from a unique water perspective.