Just east of Zimbabwe’s famous Mana Pools, sits the Sapi Private Reserve where vast and lush forests is home to leopard, and herds of elephant are seen wallowing in the Zambezi River. Tembo Plains takes its cue from nature, with meal times to suit your safari and sublime river views from bed. A member of prestigious, Relais & Châteaux, there are few other properties with as many luxe points in the area, and with only four tents, you’ll feel suitably spoiled. Each tented suite comes with a private plunge pool overlooking the river. With subtle nods to the iconic Zimbabwe Ruins in its design, this is no ordinary camp.
The classic canvas suites at Tembo combine the look of a luxury chalet with that of an explorer’s tent. Soak up the splendour from your clawfoot bathtub or immerse yourself in the sights and sounds from your open-air shower. Outside, there is a wrap-around deck to catch those glorious panoramas and a plunge pool. The 2-bedroom Tembo Plains Suite comprises two suites flanking a shared lounge, dining area and pool – and is ideal for two couples or families travelling together, seeking the ultimate in privacy. It’s all in the detail here and each suite comes complete with a professional camera and lenses, as well as high-quality binoculars to use during your stay.
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Hi Cuan. Just wanted you to know we have had an amazing time in Namibia! What an experience! Yesterday we stopped off at a bar in a very remote village after tracking elephants and had beers and danced with the locals which was fantastic. Between the orphanage, stops in many villages, the kids we’ve gotten to meet, the Himba village and of course all the animals it has just been incredible. You organized quite a trip for us! And now, Botswana!!!The Soloman Family, USA
My week in Namibia was sensational and went seamlessly. From the welcoming pickup from the airport to the beautiful accommodations and fascinating road-trip across much of the country, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of particular note, the food at Hoodia Desert Lodge was impeccable and the al fresco lunch prepared by the guide after the visit to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei was simply magical. The sundowners at both Hoodia and Onduli Ridge were top-notch, each offering breathtaking views and fabulous Namibian gin cocktails and bites. What made the entire journey so easily enjoyable was the daily itineraries and maps presented to me upon arrival and the overall organization and attention to detail. My solo sojourn was truly flawless, and I will recommend it widely!Sarah Scott, ZA
Cuan, everything going to plan so far with stunning weather and excellent service and amazing wildlife in Etosha!! Thanks again for your professionalism. Everything has been magical, and we have definitely brought some luck with us being the first group to find the elephants only after 10 minutes of looking !! Really appreciate your help, and I will be recommending you to our friends back home.Tom Last, AU
Our guide Charlene was out of this world. She was charming, intelligent, and fun and she showed us the best of Cape Town while also educating us on the journey Cape Town has taken from Apartheid through today. We were fascinated, engaged, and overjoyed to spend our final days in Africa with her. She is truly outstanding.Paul & Wendy, UK
The trip was FANTASTIC, and our guide Marcus was absolutely superb! We took all of his recommendations for our last free day in the city and can’t thank him enough for the stellar suggestions.Thomas & Mary Louise, Canada
Please convey my thanks to the Cape Town guiding teams! Without a doubt our most memorable moment of the trip was our visit to the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Chizzy. A major positive, thrilling time. The penguins, picnic and swim at the reservoir, continual birthday celebrations for Jack’s 18th Birthday were all home runs.Suzanne, Jack & Family, USA
The most important thing for me to tell you is that we had a fabulous time with James exploring the Peninsula of Cape Town! Along with our visit to the Zeitz Museum, our day with James was a highlight of the time we spent in South Africa. He was friendly and open about discussing his experiences growing up with apartheid which I really appreciated. I enjoyed the towns we visited, the restaurant where we had lunch, our visit with the penguins, and our hike out to the shipwreck. Thank you!!Emma & Lori, USA
Well, we finished up Cape Town this evening, heading to safari tomorrow. We loved the country tour and winery tour, absolutely amazing. Also, our guide for both days, was one of the best we have ever had. We couldn’t imagine a better time and she couldn’t be more flexible. Thank you for setting up this first part of the vacation and setting us up with the tours.Cory & Heather, USA
It was great! Everything worked out perfectly! We absolutely loved the Sidecar experience – wow, was that fun! We loved our guide in Cape Town, Josh, he was the BEST! He was so fun. We took him for dinners and played golf with him! We just thought Cape Town was fantastic. Wine Country was great. Fantastic.Joseph, Marsha & Family, USA
On Saturday, we met our guide, Charlene, who was OUTSTANDING. We had missed the Zeitz Museum, and she was happy to let us rearrange our schedule so that we could tour it as well as taking me to a beautiful craft market to buy gifts. On arriving in the wine country, we enjoyed an amazing lunch at La Motte. With Charlene's background in wines, she was able to recommend the best wineries to visit on the winetram, as well as several good restaurants in the area.William & Constance, USA
Cape Town was so scenic and beautiful. Had an interesting visit around town and to the houses of parliament with a very accommodating guide James. James made that whole experience everything it was and deserves a lot of credit. What a great place to visit! What phenomenal food! What masters of hospitality they all are in Africa!Jeffery & Barbara, Canada