Zarafa Camp is owned by award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who have used the beauty of the region and camp as the backdrop for their National Geographic films for over 25 years. Overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon - the source of the world-famous Savute Channel - this intimate camp provides an unparalleled game and wilderness experience in Botswana's floodplains.
The goals at Zarafa Camp are simple: stellar customized service, minimal environmental footprint, and intimate commune with the natural surroundings and wildlife. Just four tents comprise the camp, capable of hosting a maximum of eight guests at a time and ensuring a constant air of intimacy and exclusivity. The spacious canvas-topped tents are luxuriously appointed with fine traditional furnishings, large beds with romantic linens, en suite facilities with copper bathtubs, and a generous veranda housing a private pool and offering sweeping vistas of the neverending plain. Warmth is achieved via copper heaters and each tent is shaded by giant broad-leaf trees to maximize comfort in the summer.
A main tent is connected to the individual accommodations by a full-length deck. Dine under canvas or outdoors, taking in the view and the wildlife who will often amble into the camp at their leisure. The fauna around Zarafa is varied and abundant. Elephant, lechwe, kudu, buffalo, zebra, and giraffe are among the plains animals to be seen on safari, with cheetah, wild dog, lion, and leopard as the predators in the area. Over 300 different varieties of birds can also be found sharing the watery region. Game drives in specially-outfitted Toyota Land Cruisers are possible morning, noon, and night, while walking safaris showcase the smallest of floodplain denizens up close. Watch a preview of life at Zarafa Camp here.Request Information