Sanctuary Zebra Plains camp opens

June 6, 2011  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

We are excited to announce that Sanctuary Zebra Plains, Sanctuary Retreats first luxury walking safari camp in Zambia’s fabled South Luangwa, is now open! This is a fantastic bush adventure by foot as you experience the sights, sounds and smells of the bush while enjoying personalised service, fine dining and the most luxurious tented accommodation.

Garth Hovell, one of Africa’s most highly respected guides and explorers with twenty years of experience, will host guests at Sanctuary Zebra Plains and lead two walks each day. Even after twelve years of guiding walking safaris, for Garth there is simply no match for the adrenaline rush of a walking safari: “On foot your senses are heightened by all that surrounds you to give you the ultimate safari high.”

I had the pleasure of going on a walking safari with Garth last month at Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge in the South Luangwa and it was one of the best walking safaris I’ve ever enjoyed. Garth is an amazing guide and is incredibly passionate about his work, which he demonstrates on every walk. You’ll hear more about that walk in an upcoming trip report.

We’re equally excited to bring you this special opening offer. If you book a stay for two at Sanctuary Zebra Plains, the second guest’s stay is half price – a savings of up to $825. Valid for new bookings with travel between June 1 and October 31, 2011.

Zebra Plains is a seasonal camp operating from June to October each year. The camp has been designed to leave the lowest possible carbon footprint and will be packed up completely between seasons leaving no trace that it was ever there.

There are set departures on Mondays and Thursdays, with a three night stay. We recommend combining a Zebra Plains walking safari with a stay at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp or the newly renovated Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge. We are currently offering three nights for the price of two at the Presidential Lodge. These permanent properties in the South Luangwa both offer morning and evening game drives so that you have a diverse safari experience.

Call us for more details or to plan your safari!

Photos courtesy Sanctuary Zebra Plains

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