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Tembo Plains Camp sits within Sapi Private Reserve, a photographic reserve that lies alongside a World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park. Established by Great Plains as part of their mission to convert vast tracts of Africa into pure conservation land, the reserve is a haven for rare African wild dogs, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo.

The camp’s design, a unique combination of canvas and stone walls, pays homage to the ancient Zimbabwe Ruins while still giving you the authentic under-canvas safari feeling. The focus here is centred around adventure, with guests having the opportunity to take part in plenty of day and night game drives as well as walking safaris in the area surrounding the camp. What’s more, the camp’s proximity to the Zambezi provides a unique opportunity to get a view of this stunning area while canoeing down one of Africa’s mightiest rivers.

Purpose-built safari vehicles enable you to have up-close encounters with the predators and ungulate species that call the area home. Fold-down windscreens, raised roofs and photographic bars mean that the vehicles provide the perfect vantage point from which to capture the beauty of the African bush.


  • Situated alongside Mana Pools National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Walking safaris and night game drives
  • Game vehicles geared for photographic safaris
  • Excellent option for families with children aged six and up
  • On-site spa and interactive kitchen
  • Ideal for an exclusive family safari


  • Canoeing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris


Guest Suite

Tembo Plains accommodates 12 guests in its four two-sleeper tented rooms and four-sleeper family room. Each tent features a working area with WiFi so that you can share the images you captured while out on safari. The outdoor lounge and  private plunge pool are both great spots to relax between the many activities you’ll have a chance to take part in while at Tembo Plains. Guests who are looking to unwind at the end of a long day in the bush will delight at the en suite with a shower and handmade bath that look out onto the untouched wilderness that is Sapi Private Reserve.

Tembo Plains Suite

The family room comprises two tents, a private lounge and dining area as well as a plunge pool. This room is ideal for a family with children older than six or two couples who are looking for the ultimate exclusive safari.


Guests at Tembo Plains will have the opportunity to observe and capture the landscape of the stunning Sapi Private Reserve through the lenses of Leica binoculars and professional Canon cameras. After days on safari, guests can enjoy a sundowner in the main tent before sitting down for dinner either in the dining tent or outside beneath the stars. For those looking to relax, the wellness centre and spa will have you feeling completely at peace. Or, indulge your culinary curiosities in the camp’s interactive kitchen.


Whatever your dietary requirements, Tembo Plains Camp will create a delicious meal to tantalise your taste buds. Breakfast and lunch can be taken indoors or out, with picnic options being the norms on most days to ensure guests make the most of game-viewing opportunities. Dinner is served in the dining tent or on the deck outdoors, giving guests the chance to share their exciting experiences from the day over a delicious meal and imported wines, sparkling wines and spirits.

General facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Solar power
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-11-20 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,295

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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