Luxury + Adventure + Relaxation: Great Plains Conservation

by Sandy Salle on September 20, 2012

One of the finest tour and accommodation operators in all of Africa, Great Plains Conservation owns and operates 9 different lodges and camps in Botswana and Kenya, and incorporates eco-friendly operations into all of their properties. In a nutshell, Great Plains is “a conservation organization that relies on low impact, high quality tourism, carbon trading, and community upliftment to make conservation sustainable.”

Below are spotlights on some of their spectacular properties (Note: all images in this blog post are owned and copyrighted by Great Plains Conservation):

Selinda Camp: Located on the eastern banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway, the waterway that connects the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti water system, the 300-000 acre Selinda Reserve is speckled with wildlife-rich floodplains and savannas. Each of its complex eco-systems are home to a delightful mixture of wildlife including the elusive lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, water birds, leopard, and much more. Every day that you spend in the Selinda Reserve is a new day of spectacular adventure and wildlife observation.

The Selinda Camp boasts a relaxed setting with contemporary amenities and opulent design.

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Zarafa Camp: Like Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp is also situated on the Selinda Reserve, offering guests superb game-viewing experiences. And with only 4 lavish, tented suites, Zarafa provides visitors with an intimate experience and extreme personalized service.

Operated on 150 solar panels, the camp produces very little fuel emissions and is one of the largest, completely solar powered farms in Africa. Not to mention it has every luxury amenity you could need including everyday appliances, cool rooms, ice makers, lights, and more.

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Ol Donyo Lodge: As a symbol of authenticity, tradition, and conservation, Ol Donyo Lodge is one of Kenyas most exceptional and highly-acclaimed lodges. Its neighboring areas are home to the Big Five, making it the premier location for 4X4 game drives and walking safarisincluded in the lodge’s all-inclusive rate. Also included in the rate are horseback safaris past Mt Kilimanjaro, hiking up the Chyulu Hills, mountain biking the savannas, rooftop star beds, and exciting night drives.

As one of a handful of lodges located on the smooth slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park, this quaint lodge offers guests an experiencefar from touristy hot-spots and large groups of travelers.

With traditional wildlife migration routes, a crystal clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro, and vast Kenyan plains crossing the path of this legendary lodge, guests are immersed in their natural surroundings and can relish in the privacy and tranquility of the lodge and its neighboring areas.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana September 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I love reading your posts and seeing all the beautiful images of Arica. I hope to make my dream of see all of Africa’s beauty in person a reality really soon!

Sandy Salle September 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hi Diana,

Thank you so much – we are thrilled to hear that you enjoy reading our blog posts! We hope you are able to experience the magic of Africa in all of its glory some day soon 🙂 Let us know how we can help you plan your trip!

-Sandy Salle

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