Botswana is renowned for its luxurious safari properties, but for the ultimate in exclusivity, you have to stay at Zarafa. Here there are just four luxuriously appointed “marquee style” tented suites, complete with leather sofas, inspired writing desks and beds fit for a king. With a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis here is on individual hospitality, privacy and serenity. The only other visitors you might see are the elephant that frequent the plunge pool for a drink.
Two couples travelling together may like to treat themselves to the sumptuous Dhow Suites – the most exclusive private property in Botswana. Set apart from the main lodge, these two suites provide palatial accommodation, including a private pool, living rooms, and magnificent bathrooms with freestanding copper bathtubs and rain showers. Relax in the comfort of your private lounge, curtains drawn to overlook the expansive veranda and the lagoon beyond. After a thrilling day on safari, searching for leopard, lion, endangered wild dog and countless antelope, enjoy a delicious dinner al fresco prepared by your personal chef.
Safaris at Zarafa are completely flexible and there is no set routine at the camp. Activities are arranged to suit guests’ particular interests and there are opportunities to explore the reserve by open vehicle and on foot in the early morning, late afternoon, and at night. The camp is co-owned by acclaimed wildlife photographers Derek and Beverly Joubert, so caters particularly well for avid amateur or professional photographers.