New Years Letter – Zarafa Camp, Botswana

Looking back on 2013

Linghi our star waitress watches the Wild Dogs of the Zibidianja pack at Zarafa

Linghi our star waitress watches the Wild Dogs of the Zibidianja pack at Zarafa

We often try to explain to our guests that living in Selinda Reserve is like living in your own bubble,  your own version of reality. It is therefore through our guests that we stay in touch with the outside world, so called civilization.

Some of our guests have already been infected with what we call ‘vacation brain’ when they finally reach Zarafa. They have become one of us. Others are fresh from Johannesburg’s Airlink connection and have recently watched ‘BBC live’, waiting to board their plane to Maun.  It is these guests that informed our team about some of the memorable events of2013 which should not be forgotten about, not even by those living in the bush. The flash floods in India in June, the attack of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi last September and typhoon Haiyan are only a few examples.

We would like to thank all the guests visiting Zarafa in 2013 for the engaging conversations around the dinner table and the laughs around our fire pit. We enjoyed hearing about your interesting lives and about the wellbeing of the rest of our planet. The expert opinions, the points of view, the politically engaged discussions and the two-way flow of information keeping us educated and up-to-date. We also like to thank you for your interest in our environment and your support in our mission to protect the wild life and nature. We had great pleasure from sharing our stories regarding beautiful Botswana,  the people, the wildlife, The Big Cat Initiative and our green energy sources in camp.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view - Happy New Year

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view – Happy New Year

In 2014, Zarafa will continue to surround itself with all the good in life; good people, good food, all good things we enjoy and share with our guests.
May we have many more leopards observing us from below the deck and Margarita parties out in the bush.  May good old George and Fred (our Zarafa elephants) stay in good health and the wild dog pups grow up to be the new leaders of the packs. To many more bubble baths, dinners in the soft light of lanterns and portions of succulent  turkey breast with mustard honey sauce.

Lwa amgolesega,
We welcome you,

Happy New Year!
Zarafa Team

 

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