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Extraordinary Destination Dining in Africa with Great Plains

Renowned for its eco-tourism and conservation ethos, Great Plains is delighted to serve up its most exceptional epicurean adventures to date. Available at their most iconic luxury camps in Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe, guests will feast on these delicious destination dining experiences.

The Interactive Kitchen at Duba Plains, Botswana

The Interactive Kitchen at Duba Plains, Botswana

At Duba Plains Camp, located on the 33,000-acre Duba Plains reserve in Botswana, one of the most often-asked questions post-suppertime is ‘how do we make this at home?’. Thanks to the new ‘Interactive Kitchen’ experience, guests need wonder no more! From the specially built interactive kitchen at the heart of the camp, guests can sit back, watch and learn as world-renowned chefs whip up a gourmet tasting menu with expert wine pairings. Combining international dishes with local touches, the team will talk through the process of creating each delicious dish, tailoring recipes to the individual’s liking.

In-Suite Fine Dining at Mara Plains Camp, Kenya

In-Suite Fine Dining at Mara Plains Camp, Kenya

Deep in the heart of the 13,300-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mara Plains Camp provides one-of-a-kind luxury and wildlife spotting on the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s northern boundary. Offering total flexibility to guests, the camp’s incredible host team can create bespoke dining experiences based on what they fancy that night using ingredients from the on-site vegetable garden. The ideal choice for those looking to celebrate a special occasion be it group dining, a private dinner at camp, or a romantic in-suite meal; the in-suite fine dining setup allows guests to dine beneath the Kenyan sky and feel a million miles from anywhere, and anyone.

Buckle up for a Bush Breakfast at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

Buckle up for a Bush Breakfast at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

Serenely located in the Chyulu Hills, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, privacy is guaranteed at ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya. Home to an impressive stable of 20 horses, the lodge offers the unique opportunity to swap the rumble of the engine for the sound of hooves on the grassy plains. The most exhilarating way to start one’s day at ol Donyo is with breakfast in the bush by horseback! Here, guests will ride through the bush – spotting giraffes and cheetah as they go – before arriving at a delicious breakfast set up, accompanied by birdsong, under the shade of an acacia tree. This breakfast may be far from camp but the team doesn’t leave anything behind, with freshly baked goods, a hot breakfast, and fresh fruit-a-plenty making for a morning to remember!

High Tea with Elephants at the Hide at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

High Tea with Elephants at the Hide at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

At ol Donyo Lodge, adventure-seekers have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to eat lunch alongside an elephant herd of big tuskers. Guests will take their seats in the hide where the table is laid out with healthy, locally sourced lunch options. Here, they will watch over the watering hole, truly immersed in the wild where the options for sightings are endless. Diners might be accompanied by giraffes bending awkwardly for their midday drink, resident elephant herds, wildebeest, and more. Recent guests even had the honor of seeing cheetahs with cubs as they tucked into their cheese boards!

Dining on the Banks of the banks of the Zambezi at Tembo Plains Camp, Zimbabwe

Dining on the Banks of the banks of the Zambezi at Tembo Plains Camp, Zimbabwe

Enjoying a majestic setting on the banks of Zimbabwe’s Zambezi river, Great Plains’ Tembo Plains Camp provides the ultimate wilderness experience. Guests of Zimbabwe’s newest camp can now extend their bush adventure with a waterside dinner overlooking the Zambezi, whose power is culturally embedded in the country’s history. As guests are mesmerized by the peacefully flowing water before them, an expert team of chefs will create a mouth-watering array of dishes for them to enjoy by candlelight while reliving the adventures of the preceding day.

Helene Ramackers
Helene Ramackers
Heléne Ramackers is a freelance journalist who enjoys interviewing local and international celebrities but thinks she has found her calling amongst the travel writing fraternity. A creature comforts girl at heart, she loves all things opulent.

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