Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 3rd May 2021

Five-Star Safari Experience In Zimbabwe

Great Plains, the iconic eco-tourism company, has formally announced Tembo Plains Camp, scheduled to open for the first time on 1st August 2021.

The new Zimbabwean opening - promising one of the finest animal-watching experiences in Africa - is located on the private 118,000-hectare Sapi Reserve, whose northern border is over 40kms of the Zambezi River.

The well-known Mana Pools Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, forms the Sapi Reserve's western border.
four spacious guest tents, an exquisite two-bedroom family unit and a private guide tent, Tembo Plains Camp will be ideal for couples, families, multi-generational travellers, and those looking for an exclusive personal safari experience.

The beautiful family unit, with interiors designed by Great Plains co-founder Beverly Joubert, comprises two tents with a shared lounge and dining area and pool and will accommodate up to four adults, two adults and two children aged six upwards.
Each guest tent offers an indoor lounge and outdoor dining area, private plunge pool and exercise bikes, in addition to expansive en-suite bathroom facilities, indoor baths, showers and double vanities. Guests have access to professional Canon cameras and Leica binoculars throughout their stay to capture the many special holiday moments.

"Tembo", meaning elephant, pays tribute to the animals frequently seen around Tembo Plains Camp along with painted dogs, buffalo, lions and leopards. The Sapi Private Reserve borders the Mana Pools National Park and is recognised as one of Africa's finest wildlife destinations today.
Twitchers will be spoiled for choice as Tembo Plains is situated in a prime bird-watching country, ideal for photographers and nature enthusiasts. Activities at Tembo Plains include day and night wildlife-viewing drives, walking safaris, canoeing and boating on the Zambezi River.

Tembo Plains joins the Réserve Collection of camps, the highest-level brand at Great Plains, alongside sister properties Zarafa Camp, Selinda Camp, Duba Plains in Botswana, and Mara Nyika, Mara Plains and ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya. Tembo Plains will be a proud member of Relais & Châteaux – the only camp in the whole of Zimbabwe given this honour.

Nightly rates in the new family unit at Tembo Plains starts from $ 3,248/ £2,347*; a guest tent at the new Tembo Plains begins from $1,160/ £838* per person per night. *Prices based on today's exchange rate.


About Great Plains
Great Plains is an authentic, unique and iconic leading tourism conservation organisation founded by and positioned around Dereck and Beverly Joubert since 2006. The company consists of sixteen prestigious owned and partner safari properties in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Great Plains offers exceptional safari experiences built around bespoke, caring, meaningful and considerate values