Great Plains Conservation

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Great Plains Conservation

It’s fitting that Botswana and Kenya, two of Africa’s greatest wildlife destinations, are home to the camps of Great Plains Conservation. Founded in 2006 by a group of conservationists and headed by legendary filmmaker Dereck Joubert, Great Plains works hard to find the right balance between conservation, communities and commerce. Their camps have been built as much to benefit local communities and preserve Africa’s most beautiful landscapes as they have been to deliver breath-taking game viewing.

The camps in Botswana enjoy remote and pristine settings, tucked away on the floodplains of the Okavango Delta or next to secret lagoons and rivers. Blending harmoniously with their environments, they focus on a diverse game-viewing experience. Guests explore by 4X4, on foot and by boat in the company of expert guides while the Selinda 5-day canoe trail offers perhaps the most unique and exciting safari experience in the country.

Two Kenyan camps are set in the incomparable Masai Mara while a third enjoys panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro from its setting in a private Big 5 reserve. Guests enjoy game drives and walks from each camp as well as cultural interactions, hot-air ballooning, fly camping and horseback safaris.
Great Plains Conservation delivers an authentic and luxurious safari experience but the group philosophy runs deeper. Most safari operators are travel companies that carry out conservation initiatives to help sustain their ecotourism operations; Great Plains Conservation is first and foremost a conservation organisation which operates ecotourism to maintain conservation.

Their aim is to create of a number of flagship conservation programmes in areas that were once almost ecologically ruined, seeking to ensure these initiatives become successful and are replicated across the continent.

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Great Plains Conservation Tours & Safaris

Great Plains Conservation’s camps are set in some of the best game-viewing areas of Botswana and Kenya. Browse our recommended tours and safaris - all of which include a stay in one of their luxury safari camps - or simply contact a Go2Africa Safari Expert for assistance with planning the perfect tailor-made solution.

21 days

East & Southern Africa

From $22,440 per person sharing

Destinations visited:

  • Botswana
  • Cape Town
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Okavango Delta
  • South Africa
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zimbabwe
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Great Plains Conservation Accommodation

With superb camps in both Botswana and Kenya to choose from, Great Plains Conservation offers a classic safari experience that’s blended with conservation programmes and local community improvement projects. Browse our recommendations below or simply contact one of our Africa Safari Experts for assistance with planning your Great Plains safari holiday.

Mara Plains Camp

From $920 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Photographic safaris
  • Private game-drives
  • Scenic drives
  • Specialist guides

Selinda Explorers Camp

From $825 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives

Ol Donyo Lodge

From $690 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • 4x4 Drives
  • Biking
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Local village visits
  • Mountain biking
  • Night drives
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives
  • Star gazing

Zarafa Camp

From $1,900 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Canoeing
  • Full-day safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • River cruises
  • Specialist guides
  • Sunset cruises
  • Guided walking safaris

Selinda Camp

From $1,025 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Private game-drives
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Photographic safaris
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Guided walking safaris

Duba Plains Camp

From $1,900 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Mokoro trails
  • Night drives

Zarafa Dhow Suite

From $2,280 per person sharing

Activities travellers enjoyed:

  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Photographic safaris
  • Private game-drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Star gazing