OverviewSet inland along Zimbabwe's seasonal Sapi River, the Sapi Springs Camp, sister-camp to Sabi Explorers Camp, affords intrepid guests the opportunity to live out their wildest safari expedition dreams. Perched under the lush canopy of indigenous trees, guests can take in the beauty of its natural surroundings sleeping in an open-air room shaded by tangle of tree branches while taking in the brilliant African stars and constellations. Immerse in the simplicity of nature and thrill of listening to the night’s soundtrack of wildlife calls where the demands of the outside world are worlds away. After a morning game drive, guests can gather around the open-air main area of the camp nestled under the shade of a Strangler Fig to watch the variety wildlife from Lillian's lovebirds, sand grouse and other birds visit the spring for water. In addition to relaxing at camp, guests embark on guided walking safaris and exploring on foot, intermixed with wildlife drives in open vehicles where you will explore further into remote interior of the Sapi Reserve and end the evening with a decadent sundowner.
The 118,000-hectare private Sapi Concession was awarded to Great Plains Conservation in 2016 to manage and nurture its development. Transformed as a former hunting reserve to a photographic one, the exquisite areas of the private Sapi Concession and neighboring Mana Pool, comprise of 337,000 hectares of protected wilderness. Both 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. Collectively they meld into the core of the Middle-Zambezi Biosphere Reserve and together with the Chewore Reserve form a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is an on-going support and international co-operation regarding conservation of wetlands and the wise sustainable use of their resources, especially those providing waterfowl habitat.
AccommodationsExperience the romantic ambiance of sleeping in the one of three rustic open-air rooms perched on a raised platform in a canopy of an indigenous tree. Gaze at endless blanket of shimmering African stars and fall asleep to the lulling soundtrack of wildlife calls. Boasting a king-size which is elegantly appointed underneath a mosquito net. Each room has a ground level sitting area with a second bedroom and en-suite bathroom, which includes a flush toilet and bucket shower. A maximum of 6 guests plus an additional guide’s tent required. Recommended for children 12 years and older.
•Wildlife viewing activities in a 4x4 vehicle
•Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brand spirits and champagne)
•Return airstrip road transfers
•One wildlife experience in the Mana Pools Reserve on 3 night stays or longer
Activities•Early morning and late afternoon game viewing
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 conservationists came together with one philosophy rooted in the fundamental appreciation of the good life, good people, good staff and good decisions that make a lasting impact on Africa’s national treasures and for iconic wildlife. Conservationists include Dereck and Beverly Joubert who are renowned wildlife documentary filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in genuine interactions with travelers, wildlife, nature and the local communities which they are able to help through their foundations of Community Uplife, Save the Lions, Save the Rhinos, and Save the Elephants. 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 are fortunate enough to visit.Visit Website
Harare International Airport (HRE) or Victoria Falls Airport (VFA)
Set in the sprawling private Sapi Concession, the Sapi Explorers Camp starts and ends at the Sapi Airstrip. It is a 40-minute drive from Victoria Falls. Complimentary road transfers to/from the camp are included.