Great Plains Conservation will open two new camps in Zimbabwe’s Sapi Reserve on May 1 – Sapi Explorers Camp and Sapi Springs Camp.

Credits: Great Plains Conservation. Sapi Explorers Camp.

Sapi Explorers Camp is on the banks of the Zambezi, offering an ideal base for guests to explore the Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools and the river.

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The camp can accommodate 10 guests in five Explorers-style tents, each with hot and cold showers and a flush toilet. <Pic: kgExplorers1>

Guests can explore the reserve’s diverse terrain by vehicle or on foot, discovering the Mtawatawa Pan, while encountering elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, buffalo, eland, zebra and more. Other activities include bird watching and exploring the Zambezi by canoe and boat, watching wildlife as it congregates along the river.

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Sapi Explorers Camp will open on May 1 until January 10, 2020. After a short break, the 2020 safari season recommences earlier next year with the camp opening from March 15 until January 10, 2021. Children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Credits: Great Plains Conservation. Sapi Springs Camp.

Sapi Springs Camp is located inland along the seasonal Sapi River. There are only three guest rooms, accommodating a maximum of six guests, who have the opportunity to sleep under a canopy of indigenous trees on a large bed positioned under a mosquito net on a raised outdoor sleeping platform. The camp is recommended for children older than 12 years old.

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The room also offers a ground-level sitting area, second bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet and hot and cold showers.

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Hilton Walker, Sales and Marketing Director at Great Plains Conservation, says: “The beauty of this camp is the experience of sleeping safely under the African stars, shaded by the natural tangle of tree branches on the raised platform of the bedroom unit. The thrill of listening to the night’s sounds, and being so close to nature, is an experience not to be missed.”

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Sapi Springs Camp is the ideal spot to spend the afternoon relaxing, reading a book and watching Lillian’s lovebirds, sand grouse and other birds that visit the spring.

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Guests’ safari experience is complemented by exploring the area on foot with a registered wildlife guide; alternatively, they can enjoy wildlife drives in an open vehicle that takes guests further into the remote interior of the private Sapi Reserve.

Sapi Springs Camp will open on May 1 until November 30. The 2020 safari season starts earlier next year, commencing on April 1 and closing on November 30, 2020.