Discover a modern-style safari camp that could easily feature in an architecture magazine. Vumbura Plains is designed and operated in total empathy with its biodiverse surroundings. Partnerships with local communities in the Okavango Delta have created empowerment opportunities while guests enjoy its many treasures. Revel in 14 light, airy guest rooms brimming with unabashed luxury, including private plunge pools and salas, indoor and outdoor showers. Regular game drives, seasonal water activities and hot air balloon safaris.
A modern-style safari camp that wouldn’t look out of place in an architecture magazine, Vumbura Plains is designed and operated in total empathy with its diverse surroundings. Partnerships with local communities in this region of the Okavango Delta have created empowerment opportunities while allowing guests access to its many treasures.
Fourteen light, airy guest rooms feature designer fittings and touches of unabashed luxury, including private plunge pools and salas, and indoor and outdoor showers. Safari activities focus on day and night game drives through a variety of game-rich terrains. Seasonal water activities can be very rewarding, to say nothing of a hot air balloon safari.
INSIDER'S TIP: Secure a spot at the telescope for exceptional viewing of birds and wildlife. If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the resident otter family!
Place: Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mekoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience.
Accommodation: Vumbura Plains comprises two satellite camps, each with its own main area with an expansive vista across the floodplains and furnished with idiosyncratic objets d’art. The 14 rooms, raised off the ground, are unique and contemporary in design, with extensive use of light, wood and space. Each includes a sunken lounge, sala, and plunge pool. Two family suites have private decks linking the two separate rooms.
Purpose: The concession is leased from five villages through the Okavango Community Trust in a partnership that ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with our neighbouring rural stakeholders.
NOTE: Ballooning is offered from April to mid-October.
Unique Selling Points
- Beautiful, diverse area with a range of herbivore and predator species
- Best antelope diversity in the Delta, particularly sable
- Large, lavish camp with contemporary, modern design
Vumbura Plains Camp borders the Moremi Game Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta. This lavish safari camp is shaded by a thick canopy of trees and raised on wooden platforms, offering splendid views of the lush Okavango Delta terrain.
Named an eco-retreat, the emphasis at Vumbura Plains is on ensuring a relaxed Botswana holiday within a magnificent stretch of wilderness. Even the walls of your enormous private shower are constructed from floor-to-ceiling glass to allow you tranquil views of herds of grazing impala or passing zebras.
Vumbra Plains Camp has seven cavernous suites, spaced well apart and raised up on decks. These suites really are luxurious, even by Botswana accommodation standards, each with its own very private plunge pool and deck, and lots of safari-chic touches. High wooden walkways link the suites at Vumbura Plains with the central areas.
Vumbura Plains offers a wide choice of activities including day and night 4WD game drives, mokoro trips and sometimes short walks – although because of the density of big game, walks are always at the discretion of the guides and managers. When water levels allow, there's a deep-water channel nearby for motorboat trips.
Vast herds of elephants and buffalo abound, as well as zebra, wildebeest and a particularly large range of antelope, including red lechwe, impala and tsessebe, kudu and sable. The birds are equally varied, ranging from pink pelicans to mopane specialists such as red-billed hornbills.
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