Zarafa Camp



Zarafa Camp is located and overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute Channel, and is one of the best game viewing areas possibly the world. All of the wildlife found in Chobe is present at Zarafa Camp, with excellent density and variety of both birds and mammals.

The Camp:

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. Recycled canvas and hardwoods have been used in the construction and all the camp’s electricity comes from a solar farm and a bio-gas system which converts vegetable waste into usable cooking gas.

Accommodation at Zarafa Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four 1000 square foot (100m2), luxuriously appointed double or twin ‘marquis style’ spacious tents with extensive decking which includes a private plunge pool and outdoor shower.  Positioned under cool and shady trees with breathtaking vistas of the Zibidianja Lagoon the bedroom and en-suite bathroom features a gorgeous copper bath.

Beautifully under ebony trees, the camp has a large main lounge, library, dining area and curio store. The camp boasts an outdoor gym and in-room massages are available.  

Activities and Wildlife:

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.