bout the Zafrir family and the building of Genghis Khan
Benzi Zafrir came to Givat Yoav in 1969 with his friends from the Paratroopers Brigade and established and built the community, which they named it after Lieutenant Colonel Yoav Shacham.
Sara and Benzi met in the Golan They married in 1975 in Givat Yoav, where they built their home and raised their four children.
Over the years, they worked mainly in agriculture: cattle, turkeys and growing various crops. In 1982, they built a dairy, which today is still the main family business. In 2007, under Sara’s initiative, they built their first Mongolian tent in the yard of their house (today, this is the turquoise tent in the Khan). Their idea was to create a high-quality accomodation for families and groups who are visiting the Golan in order to travel and explore. After a successful first summer with many happy guests, they decided to build Genghis Khan in the Golan, which has five Mongolian-style tents- all of which Sara and Benzi built by hand.
Sara and Benzi have always been known for their hospitality, and for their home that “grows” in order to accommodate its many visitors. In this same spirit, they see the Khan as an extension of their home, and put their hearts into the care and upkeep of the tents and garden. Each guest receives personal attention, help in planning their trip around the Golan, and ideas for hiking trails and attractions in the area.