New camp developments in Zimbabwe

Mpala Jena Camp is an exquisite and exclusive canvas tented camp, located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park. Overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River shoreline, the four guest tents have been elegantly positioned under the dappled shade of a mixture of indigenous. The camp is named after the natural spring-line, Mpala Jena, which runs through the centre of the concession, and which attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year, particularly during the drier months. The property is conveniently located 16 kilometres inside the Zambezi National Park which makes for easy access to Victoria Falls town but is far enough away from the hustle and bustle, allowing guests to relax and unwind whilst enjoying an incredible setting amidst the wild habitat of the Zambezi National Park.

The Mpala Jena Suite is an exquisite, private, and exclusive two bedroomed suite, located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River shoreline.  The suite sleeps a maximum of 4 adults sharing, or a party of 5 if there are children travelling with two parents. There is a central private lounge and dining area with the spacious bedrooms on either side offering en-suite bathroom facilities which include an impressive bathtub, indoor shower, separate loo, and double basins. Decking in front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool and campfire area with views of the calming and peaceful flowing waters of the Zambezi River.

Great Plains Conservation’s projects in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya focus on providing guests with premier class safari experiences through a strong commitment to low environmental impact, high value safaris that are environmentally and financially sustainable.  We save wild tracts of land and endangered species generating much needed revenue for local communities whilst helping them care for their natural and wildlife resources.

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Greater Mana Expedition.  The Mana Pools National Park and 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. Following the conversion of the Sapi Safari area to a private photographic reserve in 2016, together the two comprise of 337,600 hectares of prime protected wilderness estate and are recognised as one of the finest in Africa. With an estimated 80% to 85% of these two wildlife areas only traversable on foot, this is Africa’s dream walking safari destination.

The Mana Pools National Park is also designated as a Ramsar wetland site and is an area of international importance. Great Plains Conservation offers a 6-night expedition over 3 unique camps which explores the exquisite areas of both Mana Pools National Park and the neighbouring private Sapi Concession, creating an experience reminiscent of the old African explorers with a romance of yester-year, whilst ensuring that adventure and discovery are essentially part of the journey.