Boutique safari camp opens in Zambia

Boutique safari camp opens in Zambia

A new eco-aware boutique safari camp has opened in Zambia, aiming to provide guests with a luxury experience while leaving no trace of its existence when it closes between seasons.

The traditional-style camp opens in June and closes in October, when it will be packed up completely, leaving the lowest carbon footprint. And to keep the footprint down during peak season, Sanctuary Zebra Plains only accommodates a maximum of six guests at one time.

Each of the luxurious canvas tents have mosquito nets, en-suite facilities and al fresco showers – a tent attendant is on hand to ensure water is at the correct temperature. There is no restaurant; most meals are served on location at the best vantage points for wildlife spotting, and some are served in the main tent. The camp also houses a small library and bar.

Guided by safari expert Garth Hovell, guests are taken out on a walking safari (walks run twice a day: morning and afternoon), where there’ll be the chance to spot big game – elephants, hippo and zebra – as well smaller life. South Luangwa is also home to over 400 bird species. And thanks to its location at the confluence of the Luangwa and Chibembe Rivers, many of these species can be seen from the camp itself.

Sanctuary Zebra Plains operates from June to October each year. Opening offer: book a stay for two and the second guest’s stay is half price – saving of up to $825. To book visit

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