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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Featured Safari Destination by GURU



Shrouded in positive purpose, the luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in a remarkably diverse area that is a mix of water and dry land.

The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident pride of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round.

The diversity of the terrain drives a mix of activities; vehicles, mekoro (dugout canoe) and boats delivering an all-around African safari experience. Vumbura is also one of the only areas in the Okavango offering scenic balloon flights; allowing a unique vantage point over the pristine waterways.

Vumbura Plains comprises two separate, but linked camps, consisting of a total of 14 raised, spacious rooms, unique and contemporary in design with indoor and outdoor showers and an en-suite bathroom. Additional features include a private plunge pool and 'sala’ –from where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife or even enjoy a relaxing, soothing massage.

There are two family tents at Vumbura North Camp, each accommodating four guests comprising two bedrooms each with own bathroom facilities. The main adult room has a large sunken lounge and spacious showers whilst the second child’s room is smaller and has standard facilities.

Purpose: In addition to helping conserve the area, Vumbura Plains is part of a community participation plan that brings the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta. 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.

Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis, giving you a chance to hook up on the world-famed, and ever-aggressive Tiger Fish. A limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp.

Property details
Location Private Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Accommodation 2 Camps comprising a total of 14 luxury and spacious suites
Guest Room Facilities Mini Bar, Safe, Hair Dryer, Charging Points, Writing Desk, Plunge Pool, Outside Shower, Fan, Tea & Coffee
Camp Facilities Curio Shop, Bar, Library, Private Safari Vehicle, Massage Therapist
Family Policy Children 6 years and older. 2 tented-style family suite accomodates 4 people in total. Private vehicle is required if children under 13
Activities Safari, Boating, Mekoro, Bird Watching, Night Drives, Walking Safari, Helicopter Scenic, Culteral Tours
Available Services Private Dining, Credit Card, Laundry Service Complimentary
Included Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included Curio Purchases, Helicopter Scenics, Gratuities, Massage
Why Vumbura Plains Camp? Superior wildlife viewing, Large, lavish camp with contemporary, modern design, Variety of activities
US$1,075 to US$2,730 per person per night sharing in peak season (Peak 1 June 2019 to 31 October 2019)
Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE)


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