Featured Safari Destination by SAFARI GURU
Safari-chick and uber-luxurious Vumbura Plains Camp lies in a remarkably diverse area offering a mix of pristine Okavango Delta wetland, open floodplains, dotted tree-islands and densely wooded savannah.
The annually flooded grasslands making up much of the Vumbura Plains Concession are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer excellent seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe, buffalo and even sable antelope. Hippo and crocodile are resident in most of the waterways, which also offer exceptional birding both from land and boat. There are several resident pride of lion, and other predators include leopard and the highly endangered African wild dog and cheetah.
The diversely rich terrain drives a mix of activities; game-walks, open 4x4 vehicle safaris, mekoro (traditional 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 and wooded islands.
Vumbura Plains comprises two separate camps, consisting of a total of 14 raised and exceptionally spacious rooms; totally unique and contemporary in design with indoor and outdoor showers. Each suite includes a private plunge pool and a 'sala', from where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife and snoozing hippos on the perennial floodplain which offers the perfect vista. For those wishing to shake their pre-holiday stress; enjoy a relaxing, soothing massage right in the comfort of your suite.
There are two family tents; both located at Vumbura Plains 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.
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Purpose: In addition to helping conserve the area, Vumbura Plains Camp and Little Vumbura Camp are managed by Wilderness Safaris and 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 partnership that ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with all neighbouring rural stakeholders.
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