It all began/started when five individuals in their 50’s pooled their considerable skills & experience to create innovative, world class conservation projects in diverse & threatened habitats throughout Africa.
Great Plains Conservation’s mission is to find the right formula of conservation, communities & commerce that would make a lasting, sustainable difference to the world’s iconic wildlife & wilderness.
100% Sustainable “Conservation Tourism”. We define it as the use of quality led tourism experiences that are environmentally sound, with the benefits going specifically into making the conservation of an area viable and sustainable.
The clients and the guests, who visit the camps, become a valued partner and agents of positive change.
The ‘perfect safari’ means something different to everyone.
For some it means stunning accommodation in a remote, private concession with as many wildlife-drives as you can fit into a day. For others it is being out on foot or in a canoe, active all day and totally disconnected from the world back home. For some it is capturing the perfect photograph of one of Africa’s iconic species, for others it means spotting every bird on our 111 Club or introducing their children to the bush for the first time with our Young Explorers Programme.
Whatever your interests or travel style there is a Great Plains Conservation experience perfect for you. Use the pages below to help guide and inspire you as you plan the trip of a life time.
Revel in the luxury of Great Plains Conservation Camps in Kenya, Botswana & Zimbabwe
The birthplace of African Safari, a perfect destination for unparalleled Game – Viewing, cultural interactions & unique activities. The lush Chyulu Hills with their stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro to the arid landscapes of Northern Kenya; all offer a tremendous diversity of landscapes. It is home to private safari camps in the Maasai Mara region with access to over 100,000 acres of some of Africa’s more prolific wildlife viewing across 03 private conservancies in addition to offering guests the ability of enjoying the splendors of the Maasai Mara Reserve itself.
A country of diverse beauty & outstanding wildlife, filled with an array of landscapes found nowhere else on earth & uniquely adapted flora & fauna. A country for travelers who value remoteness and exclusivity. With camps spread across almost 400,000 acres of private, conserved land, offering travelers unparalleled exclusive wildlife viewing access to these stunning and remote wilderness areas.
Located in the heart of Southern Africa, home to five UNESCO world Heritage sites, a vibrant country with dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and all the fun activities and warm hospitality you could ask for on Safari. It boasts big game & diverse wildlife species, plentiful birdlife and highly professional guides. A more than perfect destination for active & adventurous travelers.
JA Resorts & Hotels
Dubai, Maldives, Seychelles
JA resorts & Hotels with its 8 properties spread across the Middle East & the Indian Ocean captures the real essence of a warm welcome. Here, you relax and rediscover the real you knowing your every need is being taken care of. Set along the shorelines of Dubai is JA the Resort, Dubai’s largest beach resort with its 3 unique properties, JA Lakeview Hotel, JA Beach hotel & JA Palm Tree Court. A little further along The Walk in JBR, one of Dubai’s most trendy locations are the most spacious beach front apartments Ocean View Hotel & Oasis Beach Tower. If you want to explore your adventurous spirit take a drive to the majestic Al Hajar Mountains where in the Hatta Fort Hotel is a perfect location to connect with nature. In the pristine waters of Indian Ocean are the two hidden gem, JA Manafaru & JA Enchanted Island Resort, luxury getaways for the real you. Whether it’s a business trip, a family holiday or a romantic retreat be prepared to be fascinated with the hospitality.
JA Enchanted Island Resort
Where magical moments are made memorable
JA Enchanted Island Resort is located just 12 minutes by speed boat from Eden Island’s Maharajah Jetty on Mahe. The resort is situated within a designated National Marine Park in the Seychelles. With only 8 one bedroom private pool villas and 2 two bedroom private pools villas, each with their own infinity pool & private access to a beach, this 6.7 acres luxury private island is a hidden gem from an undisturbed treasure of the Indian Ocean.
The ultimate 5-star beachfront destination along the pristine shorelines of Dubai. With 3 unique hotels, JA Lake View, JA Palm Tree & JA Beach Hotel & over 1 million square metres unparalleled combination of experiences and the longest stretch of private beach to relax on, stay active on 4 tennis courts and a world-class golf course with over 40 incredible activities to thrill all generations, seaplane tours from the private marina, romantic ocean horseback riding and an award-winning culinary journey of 25 restaurants and bars.
Your luxurious getaway for the real you
An idyllic island escape in the secluded sanctuary located in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean lies a tropical Maldivian award winning private island resort, blending the serenity of the Maldives with seven world-class restaurants, extensive leisure activities, and exotic spa and wellness facilities. Set against a backdrop of exquisite vistas, magical moments are captured and romance comes alive.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
The Discreet & Intimate Luxury Villa Hotel Of Rome - Villa Spalletti Trivelli is unique among the historic residences, One of Rome's most charming boutique hotels, a member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" and "Traveller Made" it is located in one of the most elite neighborhoods, right across from the The Palazzo Quirinale, official home of the President, a top one of the original seven hills of Rome.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli affords its guests the tranquility of a countryside estate, while being only minutes away from the Trevi Fountain and other major city attractions.
It was formerly the private home of the aristocratic family, now a historic luxury hotel with 100 years of culture & class, is ideal for the well-heeled avid traveler, and will redefine your perception of Rome!
With rooms overlooking the Presidential Palace gardens, a classic library, tranquil private gardens, a private rooftop with hot tubs and an open bar that overlooks the capital, your guests can call this colonial home their very own, during their next stay!
The Bicester Collection
London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels
An unforgettable shopping experience at The Bicester Collection, 11 unique open-air Villages across Europe and China, all an hour or less from some of the world’s most celebrated cities. The Collection is defined by an unrivalled blend of world-famous luxury brands from the likes of Balmain, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta and many more – all curated in more than 1,300 beautifully presented boutiques, with remarkable year-round savings on the recommended retail price.
Each Village offers a host of bespoke services for the most discerning of guests including access to the by-invitation-only private suite, Hands-free Shopping, personal shoppers and more.
The Collection is also home to an array of renowned restaurants and cafés, offering guests the opportunity to sample a wide range of international cuisine and local delicacies.
Discover famous restaurants, true five-star hospitality and spectacular savings for an effortlessly luxurious shopping experience at The Bicester Collection.
Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Portugal are designed with families in mind and offer a luxury holiday experience with high class family-friendly accommodation, restaurants and bars, kids and leisure services and much more.
They are an exclusive collection of luxury family-focused hotels & resorts located in Portugal's most elite neighborhoods in Lisbon, Cascais and the Algarve, offering you golf, beaches, the coastline, charming city-life, surf, sand and lots of sunshine.
Internationally awarded and world renowned for their unique "Baby Concierge Service", they are the perfect choice for a stress-free holiday for the parents and a super fun and engaging holiday for the kids, where your kids are learning new things and making new friends, and for families to bond together.
Their unique "Baby Concierge Service" offers you everything you need for your baby from cots, prams, strollers, bottle warmers, toilet seats, sterilizers, right down to diapers, and a range of organic purees and mashes for infants, to full fledged kids menus for older kids. With high-chairs at every table, kids corners in every restaurant, kids clubs and play areas designed for children of all ages, they surely know how to keep their baby guests extremely happy.
The idea behind this is to make it a stress free holiday.
A quote from the Owner - Chitra Stern "Martinhal creates a luxury family travel experience where mums can actually have their cappuccino with the foam still on it".
Martinhal's signature Pyjama Club is the only in-house baby-sitting service one would find that keeps your kids safe & engaged within the property with an in-house team, while the parents can take an evening out to explore the capital city without a worry.
Martinhal Resorts natural settings allow kids the luxury of massive Outdoor spaces where they can enjoy all their fun games & activities amidst nature, and Martinhal's "baby's firsts" holiday concept has won them several international awards for their baby's first day out at the beach, first day out in the pool, first surf lesson, wherein you have trained Martinhal team members who specialize in making these experiences most memorable for the kids & families.
“The World’s First City-Centre Elegant Family Hotel”, offering the perfect hotel for families right in the heart of Lisbon allowing you to enjoy the city as a family but also as a couple – while they look after your children!
Featuring a five-star hotel and a selection of spacious family homes, the essence of the resort is one understated luxury and genuine hospitality. Ideal for families of all ages to relax and unwind in a stunning beach front setting located on the unspoiled Western Algarve.