Zarafa Camp is set on wooden decks overlooking the wide savannas and floodplains of the Zibadianja lagoon, in the Linyanti area of northern Botswana.
Zarafa camp is named after a young giraffe who appeared at the port of Marseilles in 1826, as a gift from the Viceroy of Egypt to King Charles X of France.
The luxurious lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or in the shade of cool jackalberry trees. There are only four luxuriously appointed double or twin ‘marquis style’ tents. Each tent and veranda is positioned under cool and shady trees and comprises a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a copper bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower.
Wildlife includes herds of elephants, all the major predators: cheetah, wild dog, lion, hyena and leopard, and most of the herbivores seen in northern Botswana, including lechwe, kudu, buffalo, zebra and of course, giraffe.
Activities at Zarafa are flexible to suit guests’ interests and include morning, afternoon and night game drives in custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles. It is possible to go for short, guided nature walks from camp, providing an opportunity to focus on some of Africa’s less prominent wildlife. Siesta time can also be spent in the sunken hide at the waterhole’s edge.