Zarafa Camp overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the world-famous Savute Channel. Zarafa Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four large, luxuriously appointed double or twin ‘marquis style’ tents. Hosting a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis at Zarafa Camp is on offering a personalised and private experience to guests – perfect for those who favour a more intimate experience or those who prefer the entire camp for their own, exclusive use.
Accommodation at Zarafa Camp consists of spacious tents with verandas, positioned under cool and shady trees with breathtaking vistas of the Zibidianja Lagoon. A large bedroom, en-suite bathroom (featuring a copper bath and both indoor and outdoor showers) are standard.
The main area at Zarafa Camp is furnished in the same ‘campaign’ style as the tents and evokes the traditional safari ambiance of the turn of the 20th century. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees.
Activities at Zarafa Camp are flexible to suit guests’ particular interests and include morning, afternoon and night game drives with experienced professional guides in custom-built 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers. Short guided nature walks from camp are encouraged, to introduce guests to some of Africa’s less prominent wildlife. Guests can relax in camp and enjoy a massage too.
Zarafa Camp boasts all of the Chobe wildlife, with a varied bird and mammal community. Abundant plains game can be found here including lechwe, kudu, buffalo, zebra and giraffe. It is also a predator-rich reserve including cheetah, wild dog, lion, and leopard. The massive herds of elephant are another highlight while a wide variety of birds – some 300 or more – can be seen.