Tembo Plains is beautifully hidden in riparian forest in the 128,00 hectare Sapi Reserve adjacent to Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe. The camp has spectacular views across the Zambezi River into Zambia, with the 600 metre Zambezi escarpment providing a dramatic backdrop.
Accommodation & Faclities
Tembo Plains is small and intimate consists of four huge safari tents and one magnificent suite with two bedrooms. The individual tents are set on large decks made from recycled hardwoods, and have en-suite bathrooms with inside and outside showers, as well as a big bath tub. There is an ‘Evening Breeze’ cooling system over the beds, and the tents have mosquito mesh fronts to allow the breeze to flow through. Along with a fridge and plentiful storage, each tent also features a large lounge space. The decks outside have a plunge pool and a day bed. The family suite can accommodate four adults or two parents and three children. The camp has a big central mess tent, with an open interactive kitchen, a huge lounge, a wine cellar, a shop and a small spa. Meals are a sociable affair and often eaten al fresco.
Wildlife & Activities
Tembo Plains provides a professional quality DSLR camera and lenses for each tent, along with a pair of high quality binoculars. The Sapi Reserve has an excellent population of wildlife, which includes elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, wild dog, hippo, crocodile, kudu, impala and warthog. Tembo Plains guides are superb, and in their company guests can enjoy day and night wildlife drives, boat trips, walking safaris, canoe safaris and bush meals. Catch and release fishing is also on offer.