Tembo Plains Camp: Information from the owner
- Tented Camp
- No. of rooms
- Check-in time
- After 14h00
- Check-out time
- On for before 11h00
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Tembo Plains Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 31 May 2023
Facilities at Tembo Plains Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Spa
- Room facilities
- Air Conditioning, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Plunge Pool, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Night Drives, Practice Green, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
Room types at Tembo Plains Camp
Offering 4 luxury tented suites, Tembo Plains Camp offers guests the choice of 4 double or twin bed configuration suites, each with their own private indoor lounge area and outdoor swimming pool, veranda and outdoor dining area. All rooms enjoy expansive en-suite bathroom facilities including indoor baths, showers and double vanities.
Activities at Tembo Plains Camp
Boating and Canoeing
The focus of your stay is centred around exploration and adventure. Many activities involve day and night wildlife viewing drives and walking with some canoeing and excellent boating opportunities on the Zambezi River.
Catch and Release Fishing
Enjoy the thrill of heading out on the Zambezi River with your guide to try your hand at catch and release fishing.
Enjoy moments where wildlife congregate along the Zambezi River to drink and marvel at the setting of the African sun through the trees. The safari experiences on offer will certainly appeal to any safari guest who is looking to truly enjoy and partake in the excitement of wildlife viewing game drives, boating and canoeing or tracking and exploring the interior of the private reserve, being one of Africa’s remote wilderness areas.
Whilst you traverse the diverse terrain of the Sapi Reserve, discover the legendary Mtawatawa pan, encounter some of Africa’s largest wildlife species by vehicle or on foot whilst continually learning more about this incredible ecosystem. The opportunity to view Africa’s animals and birdlife with the water activities on offer including canoeing or boating is special indeed.
The reserve has a large array of baobab trees, one of which is believed to be the final resting place for an eclectic mix of personal paraphernalia of Chief Chikwenya including bows, arrows, and spears. The tree itself is estimated to be twelve hundred odd years old and has rotted within providing a voluminous hollow inside the bark walls.
We use custom-built, open Toyota Land Cruisers specially designed for our conditions and photography, including fold-down windscreens, raised roofs, photographic bars, and multi-plug inverters. Each of the Land Cruisers is fully stocked with reference books, drinks, and snacks. Guests have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, buffalo, eland, zebra, and other ungulate species. This is a prime bird-watching country, and opportunities abound for guests to spot resident and migrant species, especially in the early morning and late afternoons.
Great Plains Young Explorers Programme
Thoughtfully designed to explore a range of experiences and topics from birding to cooking to art to tracking wildlife.
Guided walks are led by licensed guides with firearm training.
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