Tembo Plains Camp

Tembo Plains Camp is located in the private 291,000 acre Sapi Reserve to the east of Mana Pools National Park

Tembo Plains Camp is operated by Great Plains as one of their ‘Réserve Collection’ camps and offers an exclusive and upmarket safari experience. The camp is built into the thick riverine forest on the Zambezi River’s edge, with a beautiful outlook overlooking a wide floodplain. The suites, while luxurious, are still canvas, so you don’t completely lose the feeling of being in nature; and hospitality is excellent, balancing efficiency and going the extra mile with a relaxed atmosphere. The Sapi Reserve is a former hunting concession and so wildlife is not as dense as the National Park. Excellent guiding and flexible activities, however, more than compensate.


Accommodation is provided in four tented suites, and the two-bedroomed Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains. Large timber doors open into each suite’s private enclosure, ensuring maximum privacy…


Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site, is a beautiful wilderness area, in northern Zimbabwe where the floodplains of the mighty Zambezi, wooded with acacia and mahogany trees…


Tembo Plains Camp welcomes children from the age of six years and offers triples for younger children, or the two bedroom Zanji Suite is ideal for families wanting plenty of space. The Great Plains…

Conservation & community

Great Plains Conservation, together with its charitable arm the Great Plains Foundation, manages over one million acres of land across Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe with sound wildlife and…

Location Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools National Park
Access Scheduled or charter flight to Chikwenya Airstrip (40 minute drive from camp)
Open April to mid-November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury Tented Lodge
Focus Big game / Boating activities / Walking
Children 6 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Fishing / Canoeing / Boat Trips / Guided Walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Option Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 4 plus the two bedroom Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains
Family Accommodation Two bedroom Zanji Suite at Tembo Plains; triples also possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower (indoor and outdoor) / Bath
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Air conditioning / Standing fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horn
Wi-Fi In room
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Private plunge pools
Wellness Spa / Yoga mat and hand weights in room
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted