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.
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