Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites

Experience Botswana’s wilderness without compromising at all on comfort at Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites, located by the edge of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which feeds the Savute Channel.

Experience Botswana’s wilderness without compromising at all on comfort at Zarafa Camp, located by the edge of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which feeds the Savute Channel. This enchanting luxury eco-camp houses just eight guests in 4 tented villas and up to four adults in an extravagant private retreat known as “The Dhow Suites”.

Decor is vintage East African in flavour and decidedly decadent, with gleaming copper free standing baths or fireplaces, timber storage chests and plush Persian rugs. All accommodations also come equipped with personal plunge pools and are raised on wooden decks for sweeping views of the untouched landscape.

The magnificent main area offers stylishly furnished spaces for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as plenty of comfortable seating for gameviewing with cool drink in hand. There is also an open-air gym here, and masseurs, who will treat sore muscles in the privacy of your room.

Gameviewing takes place at Zarafa Camp and the Dhow Suites in open 4X4 vehicles, as well as on foot and aboard the HMS Zib when water levels permit.

Location

How to get to Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites

Light aircraft transfers to Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites can be arranged from Maun, Kasane or selected camps in the Delta.

Activities at Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites

  • Game drives morning and evening
  • Boat cruises (water level dependent)
  • Bird-watching
  • Massages

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites Highlights

  • One of Africa’s most extravagant luxury safari camps
  • Located at the edge of a beautiful lagoon
  • Tented suites decorated in decadent East African colonial-style
  • Indulgences including private plunge pools and fireplaces
  • Incredible gameviewing and birding opportunities

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Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites

Experience Botswana’s wilderness without compromising at all on comfort at Zarafa Camp and The Dhow Suites, located by the edge of the Zibadianja Lagoon, which feeds the Savute Channel.

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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