While there’s no doubt that being alluded to as the Brangelina’s of the safari industry is quite a compliment, there’s much more substance to the work of Dereck & Beverly than appearances. Tiara Walters of South Africa’s Sunday Times weaves a story which we hope will “turn around a billion Chinese”. But it requires your [...]
To all our managers, staff, colleagues, and tourism friends in Kenya Our thoughts are with you all in Kenya this week for a peaceful transition in government and on the streets. Despite CNN and BBC wanting to show footage of the old election unrest, their efforts have largely been thwarted so far and there is [...]
Each year, Mr. Harper chooses favorite properties that he has visited over the past 12 months to comprise this prestigious Grand Award list. To be considered for the annual awards, properties must be relatively small in size, possess strong individual personalities, offer relaxing atmospheres and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service. We are of [...]
All too often in the world of conservation, we are peppered with tragic stories. De-horned rhino here, speared lion there, but today we bring to you a conservation story which might just give you great hope for 2013 and beyond. Sure, you might say, “but it’s just a set of games, who cares, what’s that [...]
Senior Editor, Sarah Gleim, selected Great Plains’ ol Donyo Lodge as her “must-see-before-you-die” property for the entire world. She loves its approach to conservation and safari. We are humbled, and honored. Thanks, Sarah. We hope you join us there soon. Read on Forbes.com
We are exceptionally proud that Ride Kenya Horse Safaris graces the front cover and features prominently in the 2013 Travel Guide of the prestigious UK’s Tatler January edition!
Lara Logan of CBS 60 Minutes profiles “The Last Lions” filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert on location at their Great Plains Conservation Camps in Botswana Scheduled to air Sunday November 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT Lara Logan and a team from CBS 60 Minutes profiled filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert at their Great Plains [...]
Today, CNN featured both Ride Kenya and Selinda Canoe Trail in its article titled “9 Ways to Travel Africa in Style”. We are honored to be part of this adventurous round-up of authentic African experiences which slough off the glitz & glam and get real in the bush. Come join us soon.
At a spectacular ceremony in Italy this week, it was announced that Great Plains Conservation would be breaking new grounds for Relais & Châteaux. ol Donyo Lodge and Zarafa Camp are the first properties ever to be accredited as Relais & Châteaux members in Kenya and Botswana respectively and be accepted into this prestigious association.
Recently our friends and colleagues at Ellerman House, based in Cape Town, hosted the annual ArtAngels charity art auction and party for the first time this year, following the success of the inaugural 2011 event at CIRCA on Jellicoe in Johannesburg where R1.6 million was then raised for charity This year, and going forward, ArtAngels [...]
As many of you know Dereck and Beverly recently made a new movie called The Unlikely Leopard Why not take 2 minutes and enjoy the short clip available here ? Easy Prey scene – The Unlikely Leopard
Forbes’ Hotel Detective recently discovered Zarafa in Botswana Read the article here
Richard Bonham, founder of ol Donyo Lodge is Kenya, is featured in a Travel & Leisure article here
Michael Gebicki recently traveled with Sydney based, Classic Safari Company to experience our Selinda Canoe Trail in Botswana. His recent write up following his trip appeared over the weekend in both the Sydeny Morning Herald and The Age newspapers Selinda Canoe Trail, Botswana – Sydney Morning Herald Selinda Canoe Trail, Botswana – The Age
ABC television’s Nightline highlights the Big Cats Initiative, the new documentary by Dereck & Beverly Joubert called The Unlikely Leopard, and the work of Great Plains Conservation. This enlightening episode will open your eyes to the plight of the big cats and how to take action NOW. Regrettably only available to folks that are based [...]
Nat Geo WILD and Dereck & Beverly Joubert’s “The Unlikely Leopard’ puts spotlight on endangered big cats. Watch the interview and documentary preview here.
“Big Cats Face Poachers, Safari Hunters, Coming Extinction” Bloomberg news article Bloomberg Business Week article
Jini Reddy writes of her amazing experience whilst with us on a recent departure of the Selinda Canoe Trail in Botswana http://www.tripideas.co.uk/posts/view/7116/Rock-the-boat-in-Botswana
At the 2012 Wildscreen Panda Awards, the Last Lions, a Dereck and Beverly Joubert film, is in contention for three awards ! Good luck to them! www.sa-people.com/2012/07/12/sa-wildlife-on-the-big-screen/
Dereck & Beverly’s latest film, The Unlikely Leopard, airs July 15 on Nat Geo WILD channel, and tomorrow night (July 12), an interview & a behind-the-scenes with the Jouberts will be airing on ABC Nightline. Tune-in, US friends!
Fantastic coverage of Botswana’s Zarafa Camp in the May/June edition of the Elite Traveler magazine Access the online magazine here and skip to page 137! Elite Traveler – May / June 2012
The Last Lions DVD is now available in South Africa at all leading retailers.
We are extremely excited announce that Zarafa Camp in Botswana AND ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya, have been chosen by The Robb Report to be included in their prestigious and exclusive 2012 Top 100 Resort Awards ! According the The Robb Report team these awards are result is a one-of-a-kind compendium of resorts that they [...]
Enjoy Lance Richardson’s article on our Kenyan Mara Plains Camp in the April/May edition of GQ Magazine in Australia GQ Australia Mara Plains Article
Behind the scenes one of the more important activities that the Great Plains Conservation Botswana’s staff do is work closely with our local communities that border the reserves in which our camps are located Enjoy this quarterly newsletter from the folks that head up this important facet of our business. Click here (Selinda Community Outreach_March [...]
Mara Plains Camp, in Kenya, is featured in this article which has appeared on the 8th of March 2012 on iafrica.com travel’s section. Feel free to access the original article HERE
The iBrochure of Ride Kenya Horse Safaris in Kenya is now available to download for you to look at. Let us know what you think! Ride Kenya Horse Safaris, Kenya iBrochure
The iBrochure of Mara Plains Camp in Kenya is now available to download for you to look at. Let us know what you think! Mara Plains Camp, Kenya iBrochure
The iBrochure of ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya is now available to download for you to look at. Let us know what you think! ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya iBrochure
The iBrochure of Duba Plains Camp in Botswana is now available to download for you to look at. Let us know what you think! Duba Plains Camp, Botswana iBrochure