Zarafa Camp

  • Located in Botswana's Linyanti area
  • Fabulous camp with spectacular views
  • Full of character, intimate and exclusive
  • Four magnificent rooms in traditional safari style
  • Excellent game-viewing
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Intimate, unspoiled, and full of character, Zarafa is one of our favourite camps anywhere.

We love this camp as it has so much character as well as fantastic game viewing. Guests receive a very personal and private experience here. This is one of the best and most luxurious camps in the country.

Zarafa Camp is located in the Linyanti swamp area of northern Botswana. It has a beautiful situation overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon, which is the source of the famous Savute Channel.

The main areas are open under canvas, are traditional in style, and have absolutely stunning views of the lagoon. Outside there is a large deck shaded by trees. There is also an amazing little gym overlooking the water area.

The four guestrooms are large marquis-style tents with lots of windows and a private balcony outside. They are built and furnished in a traditional 'safari-camp style' to be found in the most luxurious camps at the end of the 19th century. The doors are reclaimed from Zanzibar, the floor is made from reclaimed railway sleepers, and the furniture is made of wood from destroyed areas in the Tsunami of 2004. The bathroom has a copper bath and there are both inside and outside showers. The overall effect is fabulous.  

The game viewing is excellent. Massive herds of elephant can be found here, along with wild dog, cheetah, lion, and leopard, as well as many plains animals. There are also over 300 bird species to be seen. Game drives take place early morning and late afternoon, walking safari is available on request, and canoe safaris can usually take place between April and August.

"It is not often I will single out a camp for special praise, but Zarafa is a property that does everything right. Superlative guiding and an exclusive safari experience (there are only five exceptional suites here) sees Zarafa as one of the very best camps in Africa. Expensive for sure, but well worth it."

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