The value of an African safari is intangible. It is a journey of the spirit. The soul of Africa refreshes, restores, and changes one’s life.

We at Great Plains Conservation provide the perfect setting for your personalised African adventure to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and beyond. Your stay allows you to create memories that focus on your life story, adventure, romance, and exploration. Feed your soul, get close to your family and loved ones, and ultimately reconnect with yourself.

We are the nurturing “safe pair of hands” for your journey to the African wilderness. Our selection of camps and locations stems from Beverly and I, as National Geographic Explorers and over 35 years of filming, handpicking the best locations for our camps. We have made films in these places, or still want to, with lions or elephants, leopards or rhinos as familiar as our own family.

Each of our safari camps is personally designed and decorated by the two of us, expressing our appreciation. Each, in many ways, is a visual love letter to Africa, its wildlife and our people. They are small and intimate, some with just eight beds and others sleeping only 14 guests. Our Réserve-Collection camps are also proudly Relais & Châteaux members – the only member properties in the countries where we operate!

We don’t do extensive. We don’t jam tents together. Space, quiet, time and quality are precious to you and us.

Our Great Plains family opens its heart to you. We can’t wait for you to embark on your African safari with us.

Welcome, Dumela, Karibu

Dereck Joubert, Great Plains Conservation Owner and CEO

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The Great Migration Safari

Explorer Safari

Flying Safari

Walking Safari

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Young Explorers

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