Vumbura Plains Camp

Vumbura Plains Camp Overview

The contemporary, clean-lined design of this luxurious retreat appeals on arrival but Vumbura Plains Camp sits in prime big game country, enjoying a private setting and offering one of the widest ranges of activities in the Okavango Delta. Game viewing by 4X4 and on foot is balanced by water-based safaris in canoes and motor boats; night drives and visits to a local delta community complete the well-rounded experience.

Vumbura Plains sits in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta and features two separate seven-tent camps: Vumbura North Camp is more suitable for families with older children and groups while Vumbura South Camp is better for honeymooners and privacy-seeking couples. Each tented suite is generously proportioned and its expansive deck, complete with outdoor lounge and dining area as well as private plunge pool and shower, is a real highlight.

The camp has a reputation for predator sightings, thanks to its position in a region of permanent water and grazing. Lions are often seen, and the flat landscape suits hunters such as cheetah and wild dog. Bird watching is also a highlight at Vumbura Plains, especially in the summer when many migrant species arrive. Combine Vumbura Plains with a lodge in the Kalahari for the quintessential desert and delta experience.

Vumbura Plains Camp
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  • Water & land-based game viewing
  • Two ‘themed’ & separate camps
  • Luxurious suites with private plunge pool
  • Famous area for predator sightings

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Supreme Luxury Tents
  • Comfort Level:  Supreme Luxury
  • Number of Rooms:  7 Tents (2 camps)
  • Location: Okavango Delta
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Luxury Tented Suites

  • Sophisticated & Modern Design
  • En Suite Bathroom & Outdoor Shower
  • Deck With Pool, Dining Area & Lounge
  • Mini Bar & Battery Recharge Points
Vumbura’s open-plan suites rank as some of the best and most luxurious in the delta. Their contemporary, clean-lined design appeals on first sight as does the enormous bed, set under mosquito netting. A sunken lounge leads onto a wooden viewing deck – home to a plunge pool, lounge and dining area – and ideal for lazy afternoons and private meals. Each suite has an en suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower, while creature comforts range from a mini bar and safe to tea and coffee-making facilities, designer toiletries and battery recharging points.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge & Bar
  • Dining Area
  • Swimming Pool
  • In-room Massages
  • Reference Library
  • Baby-sitting Service
Breathtaking views are what you can expect from nearly every angle at Vumbura Plains Camp: raised above the Okavango Delta floodplains, its lounge, dining area and bar flow out onto a wooden deck where you’ll find a swimming pool and plenty of comfortable chairs. The camp’s fire pit is a popular meeting place in the evenings, and meals are served in the main dining area or outside under the stars. Guests can choose to have their supper in the privacy of their suite, and the camp offers the services of a professional masseuse and beauty therapist for a bit of safari pampering.

Activities at Vumbura Plains Camp

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Mokoro (Canoe) Excursions
  • Boating & Fishing (Seasonal)
  • Night Drives & Guided Walks
  • Cultural Interactions
  • Bird Watching
A private setting in a game-rich region of the Okavango Delta gives Vumbura Plains Camp a distinct advantage over other camps when it comes to game viewing. Night drives are offered along with morning and afternoon drives, guided walks are permitted, and the camp’s location near permanent water means it is able to offer both land and water-based game viewing, affording a very diverse and rewarding safari experience.

The area has a reputation for predators with lions and hyenas among the most commonly seen. Thick forests hide leopards while open-plain hunters such as wild dog and cheetah are seen here more than they are in other areas of the delta. Large numbers of elephant, buffalo and antelope species can be seen all year round and the bird watching is excellent. A visit to a local village for a cultural insight into delta life completes the full list of activities.

Rates 2014 & 2015

  • Green Season 2014
  • USD 1242 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2014
  • USD1403 pp sharing
  • High Season 2014
  • USD2105 pp sharing
  • Green Season 2015
  • USD1242 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2015
  • USD1445 pp sharing
  • High Season 2015
  • USD2232 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Please Note: Surcharge applies to Christmas Holiday. Contact Us!

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Vumbura Plains Camp accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne

Excludes: Scheduled and / or private inter-camp flight costs, Premium Drinks, Tips, gratuities and items of personal nature

A Single Surcharge is $350 per night and is only applicable to bookings during the Peak Season.

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