A modern-style safari camp that wouldn’t look out of place in an architecture magazine, Vumbura Plains is designed and operated in total empathy with its diverse surroundings. Partnerships with local communities in this region of the Okavango Delta have created empowerment opportunities while allowing guests access to its many treasures.
Fourteen light, airy guest suites feature designer fittings and touches of unabashed luxury, including private plunge pools and salas, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Safari activities focus on day and night game drives through a variety of game-rich terrains. Seasonal water activities can be very rewarding, to say nothing of a hot air balloon safari.
INSIDER'S TIP: Enjoy the use of the spotting scope for exceptional viewing of birds and wildlife. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the resident otter family!
- Private Vehicle Available
The look and feel of Vumbura Plains celebrates its sense of place and culture, bringing bespoke design elements of the camp’s core purpose and pioneering community partnership with the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) alive throughout the camp. The formation of the Okavango Delta and the life it supports, including paying tribute to the individual heritage…
Vumbura Plains North offers six suites, and two family units. While Vumbura Plains South consists of six suites, and no family accommodation. The two family units at Vumbura Plains North each accommodate four guests comprising two bedrooms, each with own en-suite bathroom facilities. The main bedroom has a large sunken indoor lounge, with spacious indoor…
Number of Rooms: 14
- Electrical Outlets
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access (Complimentary)
- Laundry Service (Complimentary)
- Lounge Area
- Mini Bar
- Mosquito Nets
- Outside Shower
- Plunge Pool
- Tea / Coffee
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4×4 vehicles. Bringing you closer to many thrilling interactions being played out in the wild, our knowledgeable guides are the vital link between guests and the intricacies of the natural world.
Vumbura Plains’ unique community concession agreement means that many of the professional guides here grew up in this area, adding an extra layer of authenticity and cultural relevance to their expert tracking and identification skills. Swap your game drive for a nature walk, and marvel at the smaller things you may miss when travelling by…
After dark game viewing with filtered spotlights allow you to find intriguing nocturnal animals.
Vumbura is truly an Okavango experience, and there is no better way of viewing game and exploring the channels than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). The wondrous wetland habitats result in a multitude of aquatic life, and these excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds. * Water…
Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife exploration in the amazing Okavango Delta. * Water levels permitting.
Fishing is on a catch and release basis, and the Vumbura Private Wilderness Area, is considered one of our best fishing areas as there is permanent water all year round. A limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp, whereas all fly fishing equipment is to be supplied by guests if required. * Note…
The birding at Vumbura Plains is as varied as it is exceptional all year round. Search for some of the the hundreds of bird species, from lilac-breasted rollers, to carmine bee-eaters, and secretary birds. Or even the Pel's fishing owl! In the summer months many migrant species are present, while other specials which are regularly…
Take to the skies in style and soar over the rich ecosystem of the Okavango Delta in a hot air balloon. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch elephant playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This experience ends with champagne and snacks. * Optional activity at extra cost, and weather permitting.
As part of this unique collaboration, lightweight and compact OM-D photography equipment has been provided for guests to try out a number of the impressive features offered by Olympus. The picturesque vistas at Vumbura Plains will amaze even the most seasoned safari explorers, and we hope that you will enjoy learning more about wildlife photography…
Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is a non-profit organisation supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, which aims to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas. If we are to ensure that these places continue to exist…