Overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon within Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Zarafa Camp personifies old-world luxury.
Accommodations at the camp consist of four “marquis style” tents. For maximum privacy, each tent is positioned on the forest’s edge away from their neighbors. The 1,000 square foot tents also have a large lounge with a leather sofa, armchairs, mini bar, and writing desk. The bedroom has overhead fans and mosquito nets. While the spacious en suite bathroom comes with a copper bath and shower, double sinks, and an outdoor shower complete with wraparound shower-heads. Each tent also enjoys a private verandah running the length of the front of the tent with a private plunge pool, outdoor lounge, and sweeping view of the lagoon. The Zarafa Dhow Suites is an intimate, two room exquisite tented villa with two bedrooms located adjacent to the main camp. One of the largest tents on the continent it also includes a swimming pool, exercise bike, and full-body outdoor showers.
The brain child of National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert,the camp takes full advantage of its 320,000-acre location in the Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana. The camp overlooks the crystal-clear waters of the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel. The area is well-known for its large animal population and hippos and elephant can often be seen from the bedrooms. Lions, leopards, hyenas, buffalos, and African wild dogs can be found here too.