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TEMBO PLAINS CAMP
Where Conservation, Luxury, and Mana Pools Unite

Tembo Plains Camp

Tembo Plains Camp is nestled within a lush riverine forest along the Zambezi River, situated in the Sapi Private Reserve—a sprawling 128,000-hectare private concession that shares its boundary with the iconic Mana Pools National Park. Once a hunting concession, Sapi has transformed into a thriving wildlife sanctuary since 2016, renowned for its vibrant populations of wild dogs, lions, and leopards.

Notably, Tembo Plains Camp stands as a pinnacle of luxury, holding the distinguished membership of Relais & Châteaux—an honor unique to Zimbabwe. However, this camp signifies much more than opulence. It embodies the visionary conservation ideals of Great Plains founders, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who are committed to securing and revitalizing vast tracts of land for Africa's precious wildlife. Beyond being a mere camp, Tembo Plains represents a monumental conservation project in action

Why We Love It

  • Wildlife Immersion: Tembo Plains Camp in Sapi Private Reserve offers a captivating safari experience with incredible wildlife encounters, including wild dogs, lions, and leopards, set in a pristine and uncrowded environment.


  • Relais & Châteaux Luxury: Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury at the only Zimbabwean lodge with Relais & Châteaux membership. Impeccable accommodations, gourmet dining, and exceptional service await, ensuring a lavish and memorable stay.


  • Conservation Commitment: By choosing Tembo Plains, you actively support a grand conservation project led by Great Plains founders Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Your stay contributes to the protection and restoration of critical wildlife habitats in Africa, making it a meaningful and impactful choice.

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