Zarafa Camp, part of the Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels, is located in the 350,000-acre Selinda Reserve, is renowned National Geographic photographers and documentary producers’ answer to the ideal safari lodge. Dereck & Beverly Joubert’s goal behind this special camp, which overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon, was to protect the raw wilderness where it sits, while also providing others the opportunity to enjoy and connect with this special region. It’s the first camp in Botswana to become a Relais & Châteaux member, and it’s as exclusive as it is a true haven for wildlife. (Don’t be surprised to come across an elephant herd, wild dogs, or a soaking hippo even before the sun comes up.) Four chic majestic tents equipped with their personal private plunge pool provide guests a complete luxe safari experience. Zarafa Camp truly embodies authenticity, luxury and simplicity while being as environmentally sensitive as possible. It’s one of our top picks for clients seeking a green luxury experience and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. Don’t forget to pay attention to the birds here; the skies are home to 300 different types!