Great Plains Conservation was founded on the refusal to make any trade-offs between luxury and sustainability.
Toward that end, we own and operate some of the most luxurious, sustainable and lauded properties anywhere in Africa. Zarafa was awarded the first-ever accreditation by Relais & Châteaux of a safari camp in Botswana Zarafa has since been joined by Selinda Camp and Duba Plains. Ol Donyo Lodge, Mara Plains and Mara Nyika hold the same distinction as the only Relais & Châteaux properties in Kenya. These properties are handpicked for their exceptional guest experience and commitment to sustainable practices.
At our luxury camps, guests can expect 1000 square foot tents, plunge pools, wine cellars, in-room massages and spa treatments and even a professional camera and lenses and high-quality binoculars in each tent. Also available are two-bedroom suites like our Zarafa Dhow, Selinda Suite, Tembo Plains Suite and Mara Plains Jahazi Suite. Each offers guests a private game drive vehicle, guide, chef and staff, and are perfect for families or groups of friends wanting privacy and exclusivity. Alongside these luxury touches, Great Plains’ sustainable ethos includes camps constructed from natural and recycled materials and run almost entirely off solar power.
We make use of UV reverse osmosis for drinking water and eco-friendly greywater recycling systems. Zarafa has a cutting edge biogas system that converts vegetable scraps into methane-based cooking gas. We are committed to reducing waste and eliminating single-use plastic in all of our camps. At Great Plains, guests can experience a blend of 100% conservation with 100% luxury, compromising neither while maximising both.