OverviewZimbabwe is calling. Great Plains Conservation offers a six-night expedition that takes travelers on a journey reminiscent of pioneering African explorers replete with the romance of a bygone era. The exquisite areas of both Mana Pools and the neighboring private Sapi Concession set the stage for this discovery mission that will appeal to the serious safari guests searching for the thrill of tracking and exploring Africa’s remote wilderness. Guests enjoy a front-row seat to wildlife encounters from walking safaris and game drives, to canoeing and boating excursions. The Mana Pools National Park and neighboring private Sapi Concession form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a core area of the middle-Zambezi biosphere reserve. The Mana Pools National Park is also designated as a Ramsar wetland site. The Ramsar convention provides for national action and international co-operation regarding conservation of wetlands and the wise sustainable use of their resources, especially those providing waterfowl habitat. With an estimated 80-85% of these wildlife areas only traversable by foot, this is Africa’s dream walking safari destination.
AccommodationsOffering a 6-night expedition, tents are reminiscent of the old African explorers designed in three unique locations in Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession. Up to 6 guests can share three double or twin configuration tents including one-guide tent. Children from 12 years old are welcome to join due to potential walking & canoeing activities.
•Wildlife viewing activities
•Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding champagne)
•Road transfers between the three overnight locations
•Return airstrip road transfers
•Wildlife viewing vehicle is available to conduct safari drives for those who prefer to cover greater distances on land
Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains Conservation is grounded by a mission to find the right formula of conservation, communities and commerce. Its exquisite collection of safari camps, a study in sustainability, was designed to make a difference in the preservation of some of Africa’s most diverse and threatened habitats. Five passionate conservations came together with one philosophy rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the good life, good people, good staff and good decisions that making a lasting impact on Africa’s national treasures and for iconic wildlife. At Great Plains Conservation, their motto seeks to extend that goodness to interactions with travelers, wildlife, nature and the local communities that depend on them. Guests of the company’s low-impact, high-quality safari camps reap the rewards as they achieve peace of mind in knowing that they are giving back to the environment and local people that inhabit its lands. Throughout Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, the Great Plains team has crafted life-changing safari journeys, which, while leaving no negative trace on the acres they cover, leave an indelible footprint in the hearts of those who fortunate enough to visit.Visit Website
Harare International Airport (HRE) or Victoria Falls Airport (VFA)
Set in the sprawling Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession (which has been awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after) form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a core area of the middle-Zambezi biosphere reserve. Complimentary road transfers between the three overnight locations and return airstrip road transfers. The Greater Mana Expedition safari starts and ends at the Chiwore Airstrip.