The New 5-star Tembo Plains Camp Now Open in the Sapi Reserve

Great Plains has welcomed its first guests at the brand new Tembo Plains Camp, which is ideal for those looking for an exclusive personal safari experience.

“Tembo”, meaning elephant, pays tribute to some of the many magnificent animals frequently seen around Tembo Plains Camp, which is ideally located in one of Africa’s finest wildlife destinations today, on the private 128,000-hectare Sapi Reserve.

Boasting four spacious guest suites, an exquisite two-bedroom suite, and a private guide tent with interiors designed by Great Plains co-founder Beverly Joubert, Tembo Plains Camp can host up to twelve guests and is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux – the only camp in the whole of Zimbabwe given this honour.

This Réserve Collection safari camp is designed, and strategically situated, to offer guests endless safari possibilities. Activities at Tembo Plains Camp include wildlife-viewing drives, guided walking safaris, canoeing, fishing, and boating on the Zambezi River. With birdlife in abundance, endless bird watching opportunities are at hand.

Great Plains has welcomed its first guests at the brand new Tembo Plains Camp, which is ideal for those looking for an exclusive personal safari experience.

Children (aged six +) have incredible options of activities to choose from as part of the Tembo Plains Young Explorers Program, including bush walks around camp, learning conservation and survival skills from guides, bracelet making with Zimbabwean Ndebele beads, movie nights in the bush, stargazing, learning how to cook Zimbabwe-style in the interactive kitchen and more!

When guests aren’t busy exploring the lush local wildlife and stunning scenery, they will be spoiled by the camp’s chefs, whipping up specialty dishes such as Chef Zamani Sibelo’s Baked Zambezi Bream, flavored with coconut milk, fresh green dill, lemon juice, chopped red chili, ginger, and seasonal mixed vegetables; or the vegan-friendly coconut rice served with asparagus salad. Tembo Plains Camp also offers guests an extensive wine list from estates with a conservation focus, personally selected by Dereck Joubert, including varietals from South African Vineyards and French Champagne.

Each guest suite at Tembo Plains Camp offers an indoor lounge and outdoor dining area, a private plunge pool, and exercise bikes, so guests can stay fit and feel fresh throughout their stay if they wish. In addition, make sure to treat yourself to pampering spa treatments at The Spa at Tembo Plains Camp, which overlooks the lower Zambezi. Therapists create bespoke treatments using natural ingredients such as tamarind, baobab, citronella, and lavender oils. For those with tired muscles, an in-room spa treatment can be arranged upon request.

Great Plains has welcomed its first guests at the brand new Tembo Plains Camp, which is ideal for those looking for an exclusive personal safari experience.

Since opening in August, Tembo Plains Camp’s game viewing has been extraordinary, with painted dogs, buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard, and iconic African species seen. Guests have complimentary access to professional cameras and high-quality binoculars throughout their stay to capture the many special holiday moments.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.

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