Dear friends of Great Plains,
We have always run safari experiences based on bespoke, caring, meaningful, and considerate values.
Introducing this COVID policy has taken us some time because, in the same way, I’ve tasked our teams with finding out the science first, then dealing with best practices, and then having operations teams travel into camps and mock-up tests for practicality.
We have made adjustments that you will read about. Still, ironically it hasn’t really needed too much tweaking from what we usually provide because of the space, the politeness of our staff already, and the open-air facilities. Still, I wanted to take what the finest hotels in the world do, what our fellow members in Relais & Châteaux are doing globally, and what our contacts in Johns Hopkins and other high-end health facilities across the globe suggest.
We have had to design this against the backdrop of two intertwined values in Great Plains in that we are in the hospitality business, not the hospital business. That warmth of the welcome is in our DNA, and yet we, of course, want to offer the security of safety to our guests and our staff. So what you can expect from us is both, no compromise hospitality and no compromise on safety. It’s not that difficult. We’ve been doing it forever.
Safari Njema, Safari Salaam – Good Safari, Safe Safari