Great Plains Conservation was founded on the refusal to make any trade-offs between offering a luxury safari and sustainability.

Toward that end, to offer guests the ultimate in luxury safari experiences, we own and operate some of the most luxurious, sustainable and lauded properties anywhere in Africa. Zarafa Camp was awarded the first-ever accreditation by Relais & Châteaux of a safari camp in Botswana. Selinda Camp and Duba Plains Camp have since joined Zarafa. ol Donyo Lodge, Mara Plains Camp and Mara Nyika Camp 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. Tembo Plains Camp in Zimbabwe is our latest Réserve Collection safari camp in Zimbabwe to join Relais & Châteaux too.

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 Dhow Suite at Zarafa, Selinda Suite, Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains and Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains. Each offers guests a private safari vehicle, guide, chef and staff and is 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 use UV reverse osmosis for drinking water and eco-friendly greywater recycling systems. Zarafa Camp 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.

Our Luxury Safari Camps

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ol Donyo Lodge

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The Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika

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The Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains

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Mara Plains Camp

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Mara Nyika Camp

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The Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains

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Tembo Plains Camp

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Mpala Jena

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Selinda Camp

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Selinda Suite

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Duba Plains Camp

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Duba Plains Suite

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Zarafa Camp

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The Dhow Suite at Zarafa