Staycation in African Paradise with Great Plains

February 2021…// Great Plains, the iconic conservation tourism company with exquisite safari lodges in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe has made it easier than ever for guests to work, explore and restore in the most idyllic surroundings. Noticing the increasing number of solo travelers and family guests staying for longer and combining work with safari, Great Plains have adapted and made changes at camps to cater to the new requirements of their slow traveler guests.

“As we emerge from restricted travel and a time of reflection, I think that travel will be different, evolved in many ways, to satisfy our own new perceptions on what we can live without and what is meaningful to include in our lives. Travelers will travel less but more meaningfully and they will be looking for longer stay user-friendly experiences. Travel for and with meaning is what we want to provide at Great Plains – it’s our philosophy,” commented Dereck Joubert, the CEO and co-founder of Great Plains.

Great Plains has increased in-room Wi-Fi speed, the number of charging USB sockets and replaced desks that were fine for a day or two, with large ‘partner’s desks,’ so guests who are working remotely can stay connected and work from camp in comfort with five-star hospitality.

Long stay guests can easily change their daily itinerary at camp to suit their needs so whether that means a later start to the day, a longer afternoon siesta at camp or a private bush family supper, the team at Great Plains are on hand to ensure flexibility that caters to guest preferences. Although in-room internet connection will be faster than ever before, camp bedrooms will continue to be the only area at all Great Plains properties where internet is available, so guests have the choice to stay online or disconnect during their stay.

“Why not work from a place where you don’t need an artificial Zoom background! Where the air is clean and pure, where you can take comfort in the fact that safety protocols are standard practice and where, when you do go out, you can really delve into your safari.

At Great Plains we’re used to hosting experts in their own world, people who focus on business, play and family and now here, on getting the most out of their safari. Why come on safari to check off a leopard or lion and move on? Our guests who stay longer get to understand that leopard, to watch her hunt, or the interactions with prey or competitors, and even be introduced to her cubs. That’s a deep dive worth making the trip for,” said Dereck Joubert.

Great Plains looks forward to welcoming holiday and business travelers to their stunning camps in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

About Great Plains

Great Plains is an authentic, unique and iconic leading tourism conservation organisation founded and positioned around Dereck and Beverly Joubert since 2006. The company consists of sixteen prestigious owned, and partner, safari properties in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Great Plains offers exceptional safari experiences built around bespoke, caring, meaningful and considerate values.

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