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Zarafa Camp (previously known as Zibadianja Camp) is a luxury tented camp situated in the Selinda Reserve, near the Zibadianja Lagoon and the source of the Savute Channel - one of the best game viewing areas in all of Botswana. All of the Chobe wildlife is present at Zarafa Camp with a varied bird and mammal community.

Zarafa Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four large, luxuriously appointed double or twin 'marquis style' tents. At a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis here is on individual hospitality and privacy. Each generous tent and veranda is positioned under cool and shady trees to emphasise the spectacular view and comprises a spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a copper bath and shower as well as outdoor shower.

The main area at Zarafa Camp is furnished in the same 'campaign' style as the tents and evokes the traditional safari ambiance of the turn of the last century. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees - overlooking the expansive view and the wildlife that passes by. Zarafa is perfect for those who favour a more intimate personal experience or those who prefer the entire camp for their own, exclusive use.

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 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers. Short guided nature walks from camp are encouraged, to introduce guests to some of Africa's less prominent wildlife. Siesta time can also be spent in the sunken hide at the waterhole's edge.

All of the Chobe wildlife is present at Zarafa Camp 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.

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