Great Plains Conservation

World-class conservation projects throughout Africa

Great Plains Conservation has at its heart the desire to create innovative, world-class conservation projects throughout Africa.

With nine camps in both Botswana and Kenya, Great Plains Conservation funds the conservation of threatened environments through low-volume, low impact tourism. The company strives to create the right mix of conservation, communities and commerce that would make a lasting, sustainable difference to the world’s iconic wildlife and wildernesses.

Established in 2006 by five individuals who, in their 50s, pooled their considerable skills and experience to create innovative, world-class conservation projects in diverse and threatened habitats throughout Africa.

Great Plains’ camps in the Okavango Delta

Duba Expedition Camp

Duba Expedition Camp

Duba Plains Concession, Okavango Delta

The atmosphere at Duba Expedition Camp is intensely personal. With just 6 authentically styled safari tents, the camp strives to create an atmosphere of discovery akin to that experienced on the first safaris to this magical land.

Duba Expedition Camp is a remarkable camp situated within the classic delta habitat of the Kwedi Reserve. Surrounded by the undisturbed wilds of a remote 77 000 acre private concession this camp is perfect for wildlife connoisseurs the camp was at its genesis a research camp and the focus is still very much on fostering an understanding of the delicate interplay between local species and their relationship with this very special environment.

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Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Concession, Okavango Delta

Scheduled to reopen in March 2017 Duba Plains Camp joins Duba Expedition Camp in the Duba Concession at the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp will comprise five traditional safari tents along with a two bedroom Duba Plains suite.

The Duba Concession is over 77 000 acres and includes palm fringed islands, expansive floodplains and a variety of woodland all typical of the delta. These diverse habitats allow the concession to be particularly rich in wildlife with the sheer volume of game considered comparable to the Maasai Mara. Owned by the National Geographic filmmakers, conservationists and explorers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the concession features in many of their wildlife documentaries and prides itself on providing close exposure to extraordinary wildlife, from predators such as lions and leopards to elephants and buffalo. The concession is also known for interesting Kalahari species like Aardwolf and Pangolins.

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Other Great Plains’ camps

Zarafa - Elephant in front of tent

Zarafa Camp

Selinda Concession – Linyanti

Overlooking the Zibadianja Lagoon at the head of the Savute Channel this is a unique safari camp. With just four villas providing magnificent views over the lagoon from its raised platforms Zarafa is one of Botswana’s premier safari properties.

Game activities are conducted within the Selinda Concession and comprise early morning and late afternoon game drives, guided walks and motorboat excursions on the lagoon when water levels permit. The camp has an open-air gym and offers in-room massages.

The eco-friendly construct of the camp includes reclaimed teak rail sleeper flooring, with the furniture made from mahogany washed up in the 2005 tsunami.

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