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June 2015

The Sound of a Selinda Storm

By | Botswana Camps, Selinda Camp | No Comments

There’s nothing like the first storm of the season. Dry earth and plants seem expectant, animals skittish. The air stills as clouds roll up into massive cumulonimbus towers, lighting up periodically with electricity. There’s a general sense of expectation as thunder rolls over the acacia-dotted landscape and the heat builds. The smell of rain is heavy in the air. In…

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Great Plains Conservation presents their 13-day private Great African Flying Safari

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EXPLORING THE WILDS OF BOTSWANA ALONG WITH THE OPEN NATURAL WILDLIFE FILLED LANDSCAPES OF KENYA. Great Plains Conservation presents their 13-day private Great African Flying Safari! We are very proud to present our private flying adventure, exploring Botswana and Kenya on-board a Next Generation Pilatus PC12. This private safari brings a select number of guests the unique opportunity to experience…

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What I wish people knew about Rhinos

Swimming for Rhinos! Geoff Hodgson holds his breath.

By | Conservation Updates, Great plains Foundation | No Comments

Fundraising for Rhinos Without Borders takes all kinds of effort – walking, running, canoeing and now swimming. “Geoff Hodgson has never swum 15 kilometres before. An engineer by day and an avid athlete in his spare time, Hodgson felt so passionate about rhinos and their mistreatment he couldn’t sit back and do nothing”, writes The Halburton County Echo Read more…

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SADC special offers

By | Kenya Camps, Mara Plains Camp, Mara Toto, ol Donyo Lodge | No Comments

Great Plains invites all SADC residents to experience Kenya’s best safari camps at a really great rate. Stay in a Relais & Chateaux safari lodge from as low as ZAR 3100.00 p/p p/n. More details in the image below, please contact info@greatplainsconservation.com for more information. — Rates only valid for residents of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe —…

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Newborn Baby Elephant in Mara Plains

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This is a story by one of our professional Maasai guides, Ping who is based at Mara Plains. He managed to capture this incredible sighting during one of his game drives in the Olare Motorogi conservancy where Mara Plains is based.  Is this Placentophagy? Early this year on the open plains above our camp I heard a huge vocalization from the…

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