Zarafa Camp

Reviews of Zarafa Camp

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Below are independent comments from 7 of our travellers who have visited Zarafa Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs D - Belgium
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Zarafa Camp review

Amaizing service in overall. You feel at home.

The food is also gorgeous, thanks for the chef for being so inventive!

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Mr & Mrs R from London
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Can life get any better?

Absolutely fantastic. All the same comments apply as with Vumbura.

[Ed: their comments were: "A wonderful camp with fantastic rooms and amazing views in the heart of the bush. Brilliant management team, guides, staff and hippos that definitely went bump in the night! We can't praise it enough."]

A special mention about our guide Dux. What a larger than life character and we loved him.

Probably the best guide we ever had and certainly the most fun.

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Mr & Mrs L from Middlesex
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zarafa spectacular!

An amazing place to end a trip.

Sheer luxury in the bush - but without ever feeling that this lodge had lost touch with its purpose of providing a real safari adventure. Zarafa has a strong emphasis on the environment with solar panels providing the majority of the electricity. But this was in all respects an A* experience.

Tess and Stuart are young but committed, expert (naturalists by training) and delightful hosts.

The camp is well-run; nothing seems to be too much trouble and there is greater flexibility here, given the small number of tents, to do whatever you like, whenever you like. The facilities are outstanding with indoor shower and bath plus a dramatic outside shower (sourced from a Parisian house of ill-repute!) overlooking the lagoon: the nearest to safely bathing with hippos you could ask for. A particularly nice touch is the loan of a camera with 100-400mm lens plus CD download to take home.

Chef Comfort deserves the first Botswana Michelin star - unbeatable quality and presentation. The lodge site gives you dining with incredible views over the lagoon where hippos and elephants frolick. We even saw wild dogs from the deck. Some of the game viewing was superb (although on occasion we did have to search which may have been a result of the exceptional flood waters). Steve, our guide, was enthusiastic and eagle-eyed.

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Mr H & Ms G from Loughton
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zarafa Camp review

Zerafa camp is relaxed and peaceful which helps bring you back down to earth after seeing all the wonderful animals and birds on the drives.

When travelling in July and the Expert Africa agent says 'it will be cold in the morning' believe her, its true. What was handy was the camp had a laptop so I could download images from my camera as I had run out of memory; they then burned a CD for me so I could clear the memory chip and take lots more shots.

There were so many highlights, like seeing cheetahs, leopards and lions all on one drive or one night getting jabbed in the ribs for snoring when it was the hippos grunting outside our tent. One of the best was stopping on an afternoon drive to have Gin and Tonics by the lagoon and watch the stunning sunsets.

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Mr & Mrs E from Lund - Sweden
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zarafa Camp review

the Camp is super, super. The location can´t be better. you could stay at the lunch table the whole day
I certainly will come back.
the food and the tablesettings super.
I´m not a big shoper but I liked the shop with things out of the ordenery.
This is the camp we talk about our friends

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Mr P & Mr S - London
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zarafa Camp review

Just us at this beautiful new camp. Tess and Stuart and their team made us very welcome and gave us a wonderful time.

Our guide Dukes was great and found us loads of wildlife in the sparse season and was extremely informative. Food by Lindi and team was excellent.

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Miss T - London
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Zarafa Camp review

This was my first time in the Selinda so I was keen to experience a new environment. The recently built camp was stunning. Rooms are luxuriously appointed and ridiculously spacious with a private plunge pool facing your own slice of the lagoon, it is a stunning and private setting.

The small number of tents adds to the intimacy and creates a quiet, that coupled with your location on the lagoon, seems to attract a great deal of wildlife right in your 'front yard'. Game drives did not disappoint with a huge variety of wildlife as well as an incredible range of birds.

Staff are warm and friendly with a good sense of humor. The camp is managed by an excellent couple who are clearly dedicated to what they do and imbue their love of the bush and their pride of this camp to you. The new menu being introduced by Lindy was some of the freshest and healthiest food I've ever experienced in a safari camp. We were lucky to have our guide 'Dukes' to ourselves and he was very informative, relaxed and entertaining.

We felt very 'at home' here. A seriously luxurious quality camp that doesn't miss a beat on wildlife either, would return in a heartbeat.

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