Exclusive-use of Plains Camp including four tented suites, communal mess tent, as well
as private vehicle, guide & chef. Plains Camp sleeps up to 8 guests.
Four deluxe guest tents are positioned to enjoy spectacular undisturbed mountain views, providing a tranquil sanctuary to return to after a long day of exploring. There's nothing quite like "champagne air" to make for a restful night's sleep! Tastefully furnished with all the essentials, the intimate bedroom and seating area are warmed by a small fireplace in winter and cooled by a fan in summer. A simple en-suite bathroom at the back of the tent contains an indoor loo, a washbasin and a separate open-air "bucket" shower — filled from the outside with hot water on request.
The Friends of Samara Trust is a registered charity set up as a platform for like-minded individuals and NGOs to contribute to biodiversity conservation in South Africa's Great Karoo - a globally-important ecological hotspot.
In light of the significant environmental and socio-economic need of the region, Samara created the Friends of Samara Trust – a means by which guests, visitors and friends can contribute to causes dear to their hearts. Projects include the reintroduction and conservation of endangered species, the fight against rhino poaching and our ongoing environmental education projects.
We particularly encourage donors to get involved at more than a solely financial level. Sponsoring a rhino collar for tracking and protection purposes often involves a trip to watch the rhino darting process and the subsequent release back into the wild – an emotional and humbling experience. Seeing in-person how their contribution can alter the course of our projects has proved to be a moving experience for many of our donors.
Any contribution, no matter the size, is hugely appreciated.
We are proud to be a Fellow Member of The Long Run, a collection of the world’s most sustainable nature-based travel destinations. Collectively, The Long Run members help conserve over 20 million acres of biodiversity and improve the lives of 750,000 people.
By joining the movement, we have committed to a continuous journey of improvement towards achieving a holistic balance of the “4Cs”: Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce.
Staying at one of Samara’s lodges acts as a direct contribution to this vision.