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Why are we members of Relais & Châteaux, and how does this enhance your safari with us?

At Great Plains Conservation, we aim to offer unparalleled safari experiences that blend luxury, sustainability, and a deep connection to Africa's wild landscapes.

Our membership in Relais & Châteaux, a prestigious association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs, and restaurateurs, is a testament to our commitment to these principles. This affiliation elevates the guest experience at our safari camps and provides numerous benefits to our dedicated staff.

Enhancing the Guest Experience

Being part of Relais & Châteaux means adhering to the highest standards of hospitality and excellence. Guests staying at a Great Plains Conservation Réserve-Collection safari camp can expect an experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Our safari camps are designed to offer an intimate and luxurious environment seamlessly integrated with the natural surroundings.

Our membership in Relais & Châteaux ensures that our camps meet rigorous quality criteria, from exquisite cuisine prepared with local ingredients to personalised service that anticipates and exceeds guest expectations.

Relais & Châteaux is renowned for its dedication to the “art of living,” which aligns perfectly with our ethos at Great Plains Conservation. This association ensures an elevated guest experience of refinement and attention to detail that is rarely found in traditional safari accommodations. Guests can indulge in gourmet meals prepared by our executive chefs, enjoy personalised safari viewing activities, and relax in elegantly appointed suites, all while knowing that their stay supports vital conservation efforts.

Benefits to Our Staff

Our association with Relais & Châteaux also benefits our staff. It provides them with opportunities for professional development and training in the best practices of luxury hospitality. Many of our staff have never left the country in which they work, so the exposure they gain through our membership expands their understanding of the level of hospitality our well-travelled guests come to expect as the norm. This training enhances their skills and empowers them to deliver exceptional service, contributing to a more enriching guest experience.

Moreover, being part of such a respected global network fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment among our teams, too. They are motivated by the knowledge that they are part of a distinguished community recognised for excellence in hospitality. This sense of belonging and recognition boosts morale and continually encourages our team to strive for greatness.

A Commitment to Sustainable Luxury

At Great Plains Conservation, we believe that luxury and sustainability go hand in hand. Our membership in Relais & Châteaux underscores this commitment, as both organisations value preserving culture, heritage, and the environment. Guests can enjoy the finest in hospitality while knowing that their visit supports the conservation of Africa’s most precious ecosystems and wildlife. We play an active and leading role in terms of discussions focussed on Conservation and Biodiversity with Relais & Châteaux at a head office level, too, with our aim to share the lessons we have learnt in the areas in which we operate with fellow like-minded members, as well as learn about other leading sustainability practises that we can implement at our camps.

Being part of Relais & Châteaux is more than a mark of excellence for Great Plains Conservation; it is a partnership that enhances the guest experience and provides valuable benefits to our staff.

It allows us to continue offering you, our valued guest, unforgettable safari adventures that are luxurious, sustainable, and deeply connected to the spirit of Africa.

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