Zarafa Dhow Suites

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Welcome to Zarafa Dhow Suites

• Private annexe to Zarafa camp, one of the finest in Africa
• Just 2 suites and a maximum of 4 guests privately serviced,
• Private plunge pools, a gym and private spa treatments are all on offer
• Located within the rich and diverse 320,000 acre Selinda concession

We have decided to separate the Dhow suites of Zarafa Camp from the main camp as it is best, and most often, utilised as a private and exclusive camp whilst maintaining the extremely high standards of the flagship property of Great Plains Conservation, Zarafa.

Dhow Suites exudes elegance from every stich and seam. The camp, along with Zarafa, Duba Expedition and the 3 Selinda camps are owned by Derek & Beverly Joubert, both National Geographic filmmakers, with a passion for Botswana and the conservation of its wildlife. Their passion shines through in the attention to detail here, whether it be the classic Persian rugs or the ornate doors collected from Zanzibar. Each of the 2 exclusive suites offers every luxury you could imagine, from a private plunge pool to an air cooling device over the bed. As Botswana’s only Relais & Chateaux property the food and wines are the best you will find for many miles.

Zarafa is named after a giraffe that was gifted to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1826. After being discovered in Nubia she was floated down the Nile to Alexandria, shipped to Marseilles and finally walked to Paris. Everyone who laid eyes on her fell in love with her and asked what she was called. Because the Nubians had no name for the animal, they simply called her “Zarafa” which means “Beloved One” in Arabic. It is easy to see why this camp is deserving of such a name. The 320,000 Selinda concession on which it is located is absolutely teaming with life. During the dry season in particular huge numbers of elephant and buffalo are commonplace as are the predators which share their domain. Wild dog sightings are especially good here.

Being situated on a private concession means that game drives and night drives are both possible here, as well as good walking and boating safaris. Each guest is provided with a professional quality Canon camera and lens as well a pair of Swarovski binoculars for their enjoyment during their stay. The guides are very well versed in photography and are some of the finest and most eloquent guides in the country.

Zarafa Dhow Suites work very well as a stand-alone camp but it can also be combined with Duba Plains in the Okavango Delta or Jack’s and San Camps in the Makgadigadi Pans for more contrast

Prices & Seasons

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Facilities

  • 2 Rooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Power in Room
  • Fans
  • Solar Power
  • Swimming Pool
  • Charging Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • WiFi
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Kids Safari Around Camp
  • In Room Safe

Activities

  • Vehicle Safaris
  • Full Day Game Drive
  • Night Drive Safari
  • Birding Safari
  • Boat Safari
  • Sundowner Boat Cruise
  • Mokoro Boat Safari
  • Fishing
  • Big Five: lion
  • Big Five: leopard
  • Big Five: Elephant
  • Big Five: buffalo
  • Big Five: rhino
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