Sapi Explorers Camp & Sapi Springs Camp, Sapi Private Reserve (Great Plains Conservation)


The 120,000-hectare private Sapi concession was awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after in 2016 and was immediately converted to operating as a private photographic reserve.

This amazing wildlife sanctuary, along with the neighbouring Mana Pools National Park, now comprise over 337,000 hectares of prime protected wilderness. Collectively they form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the core of the Middle-Zambezi Biosphere Reserve.

Great Plains Conservation have created two beautiful camps within the Sapi Private Reserve:-

Sapi Explorers Camp, perfectly located along the Zambezi River, offers a base to explore the Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools and the Zambezi River. With only 5 Explorers-style tents, each with en-suite shower and flush toilet, Sapi Explorers Camp offers a safari experience reminiscent of the old African explorers, the perfect combination of romance, adventure and discovery.

The focus of your stay is exploring one of Africa’s remote wilderness areas on foot and on wildlife-viewing drives as well as canoeing and boating on the Zambezi River. Traverse Sapi’s diverse terrain by vehicle or on foot, discovering the legendary Mtawatawa Pan, and encountering some of Africa’s largest wildlife species. Guests have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, buffalo, eland, zebra and other ungulate species. This is also prime bird watching country and opportunities abound for guests to spot resident and migrant species especially in the early morning and late afternoons.

Explore the Zambezi River by canoe and boat, watch as wildlife congregates along the river to drink and marvel at the setting of the African sun.

The 6-bed Sapi Springs Camp  which was located inland along the seasonal Sapi River is now closed for a complete rebuild and will be opening at a future date to be announced.



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Telephone +27 87 3546591
Mobile +27 82 492 7889
Fax +2721 701 1032
Price Top-end
Full Catering


STAY 4 PAY 3 and STAY 8 PAY 6 combo with Mpala Jena
Stay 4 nights at Sapi Explorers Camp and only pay for 3 nights - 1 night free. Stay 8 nights combining Sapi Explorers Camp with Mpala Jena or Mpala Jena Suite and only pay for 6 nights - 2 nights free. Free nights are at the lowest priced camp. Valid for 1 November 2019 - 31 May 2020 and 1 November 2020 - 31 May 2021. All T & Cs apply. Expires: 31 May 2021

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