Sanctuary Zebra Plains — Zambia
On June 2, Sanctuary Zebra Plains opened for business in South Luangwa, Zambia. Zebra Plains promises the ultimate bush expedition for adventure seekers—a walking safari combined with fine dining and high-end tented accommodations.
Respected guide Garth Hovell leads two walks each day at Sanctuary Zebra Plains and it’s common for guests to see hippos, hundreds of species of birds, zebra, elephant, antelope, buffalo, puku, lion, leopard, and wild dog. In addition to Hovell, safari-goers are accompanied by armed game scouts and a tea bearer. Departures are set on Monday and Thursday, with a three-night stay minimum.
The intimacy of this safari experience is maintained with just four tents—two doubles and two twins. Each tent has a bed, comfortable furniture, mosquito nets, en suite facilities and a flush toilet. Water for al fresco showers is mixed to your preferred temperature by a tent attendant. Meals are taken in the main mess tent with a full dining area, library, and bar.
This seasonal camp is open from June to October each year and is designed to leave the lowest possible carbon footprint. In fact, in between seasons the camp is packed up leaving no trace…as if it were never there.
Zebra Plains is offering an opening special: book a stay for two at Zebra Plains and the second guest’s stay is half price (a savings up to $825). This deal is valid for new bookings for travel that takes place between June 1 and October 31, 2011.
Consider combining the walking safari with a stay at Sanctuary’s permanent lodges in South Luangwa: Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp and Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, where they are currently offering three nights for the price of two.
For more information, contact your travel agent or Sanctuary Retreats.