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Vumbura Plains

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the far north of the Okavango Delta. The lodge has two 14-bedded camps (north and south) linked by raised boardwalks.

At a Glance

  • Private plunge pool and Sala

  • Family suites

  • Day and night game drives

  • Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro

  • In room massages on offer

  • A star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions, a place to gaze upwards, or a convivial camp fire setting

Honeymoon, Wildlife, Off the beaten track, Adventure

Insider's View

Curl up by the gorgeous camp fire with a Amarula a chat about the day’s game viewing.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Vumbura Plains or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

The Vumbura Reserve offers a range of land, water and air activities in a park that has a variety of habitats and a great diversity of wildlife. The reserve offers an enormous traversing area of close on 130 000 acres.

Vumbura Plains Camp comprises two separate seven-roomed satellite camps, each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees. Magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta floodplains are a feature. A star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain, a place to gaze upwards, or a convivial camp fire setting.

The main activity at Vumbura Plains is game viewing in wonderful and varied countryside. Birding around Vumbura Plains Camp is incredible - with both variety and prolific numbers. The Vumbura area is possibly the only area in the Okavango Delta where one can see red lechwe (an animal that inhabits the fringes of the waterways) and sable antelope (an animal that prefers the dry countryside) on the same game drive. Walks, mokoros, boating and hot air balloon safaris (available April to September at an extra cost) give Vumbura’s guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective.

All of the luxury rooms are raised off the ground on wooden platforms with walkways connecting them to the main living areas. Each room has a large, very comfortable bedroom, a lounge, a "sala" and en-suite facilities with a shower, a flush toilet and an outdoor shower under the stars. Each room also has its own plunge pool.

Accommodation

Vumbura Plains camp has 14 room in each of North and South camp including one family room. Each large, luxurious room is raised off the ground on wooden decks and all the rooms have a bedroom, lounge, shower and full en-suite bathroom. Outdoor showers are standard. It is open on three sides, and the billowing curtains between the various areas create the sense of a yacht floating through the floodplains. Each room also has a plunge pool and 'sala' - a comfortable area to lie and relax, watching the waving grasses of the floodplain.

Childcare

There are no specific child care facilities available at the camp, however guests over the age of 8 years old are welcome. Food and meal times can be adjusted to suit the younger guests where needed.

Facilities

Each camp has its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees . Magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta floodplains are a feature and there is even a star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions protruding into the floodplain.

Activities

Vumbura Plains Camp offers land, air and water activities, principally nature viewing in varied habitats in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks, mokoro trips, hot air balloon safaris (available April to September at an extra cost) and boat excursions. If you feel like indulging in a bit of pampering, massages can be arranged upon request.

Location & Directions

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Vumbura Plains Camp lies in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta, on the edge of a large floodplain. Vumbura Plains Camp encompasses such a wide variety of habitats and species, that guests can see just about every animal that occurs in the Okavango Delta biome.

When to go

Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night. The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Vumbura Plains or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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