GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION SAFARI CAMPS

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Great Plains Conservation’s 2014 Good Safari Guide Safari Awards are an extraordinary tribute to the Great Plains Conservation attention to detail and safari camp management. Each of their camps in Africa is known for their comfort, unique designs, and exquisite service. Guests can stay in what the Good Safari Awards called the “Best Romantic Honeymoon Suites” while enjoying “Best Safari Cuisine” after a day out with the Great Plains expert safari guiding teams.Great Plains Conservation movie.

The 2014 Safari Awards presented to Great Plains properties by country are:

BOTSWANA:
Zarafa Camp
Best Safari Property in Botswana
Best Romantic/Honeymoon Room/Tent,
Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
Best Safari Retreat/Spa
Best Safari Cuisine
Best Safari House went to the new Zarafa Dhow Suites.
Runner–Up Best Safari Guiding Team.

Selinda Camp 
Runner–Up Best Romantic/Honeymoon Room/Tent
Runner–Up Best Safari Cuisine

Selinda Canoe Trail
Runner–Up Best Mobile Safari Operator
Runner–Up Best Mobile Safari Operator in Africa

Selinda Explorers Camp
Winner Best New Safari Camp
Runner–Up Best Walking Safari

Duba Plains Camp
Runner–Up Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property

KENYA:
Ol Donyo Lodge
Runner–Up Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
Winner Best Safari Cuisine
Runner–Up Best Safari Property in Kenya
Runner–Up Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property

Mara Plains Camp
Winner Best Safari Property in Kenya
Runner–Up Best Romantic/Honeymoon Room/Tent

Mara Toto Camp
Winner Best New Safari Camp Kenya

Good Safari Guide, Safari Awards 2014 list.

Courtesy Great Plains Conservation

Dereck Joubert, noted filmmaker, conservationist and Great Plains Conservation CEO said, “being honored withGood Safari Guide’s Safari Awards in Africa is like receiving an Emmy Award in television, a real privilege and endorsement of a team of staff that works incredibly hard to bring across an atmosphere of authenticity and caring. A safari is often a once in a lifetime experience, so it needs to be special. For us it’s the perfect platform for us to engage in meaningful conversations about wildlife conservation, like our Zeros for Rhinos reintroductions, banning of hunting, and anti–poaching. We need serious ambassadors for wildlife and if the Good Safari Guide awards allows us to have that conversation at more or different levels, we won’t waste the opportunity.”

The Safari Awards come on the heels of industry and media recognition for the Great Plains properties, including theAndrew Harper Grand Award 2013Robb Report, Relais & Châteaux Environmental Award 2013Forbes’ The Hotel Detective’s “Top 10 Luxury Hotel Rooms of 2012,” and two TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for Duba Plains Camp and Selinda Camp.

About Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains Conservation saves wild tracts of land and endangered species, and generates much needed revenue for local communities, helping them care for their natural and wildlife resources. It specializes in enhancing habitats as well as creating premier class safari experiences for guests who want to understand Africa a little better, experience it at a more meaningful level and be exposed to experts in the field. Great Plains Conservation’s projects in Botswana and Kenya focus on providing guests with an exclusive experience through a strong commitment to a low environmental impact, high value safari that is environmentally and financially sustainable to the benefit of communities and conservation. Our efforts at Great Plains Conservation continue to be recognized by leading travel publications and organizations: Great Plains Conservation is a recipient of the World Responsible Tourism Award and featured in leading publications such at Condé Nast TravelerTown & CountryRobb Report, the Wall Street Journal and named to the Travel + Leisure It List 2014.

For media inquiries contact:
Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications

 

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