Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. Located on the edge of a large floodplain, red lechwe often splash their way gracefully through the water. 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.
The concession, which is leased from the neighbouring community, includes a wide variety of habitats, diverse wildlife and an enormous traversing area of 60,000 hectares.
Vumbura Plains Camp is unlike any safari camp you will have seen before. Each large, luxurious room is raised off the ground on wooden decks and each comprises 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.
Vumbura Plains Camp holds 2 separate seven-roomed satellite camps, each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees. Two of these suites are perfectly accommodating to visiting families. Magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta floodplains are a feature in every room. A star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain, a place to gaze upwards, or indulge in a campfire.
Activities & Wildlife
Vumbura Plains Camp offers both land and water activities. Principally, nature viewing in varied habitats in open 4×4 vehicles, nature walks, mokoro trips and boat excursions are available. Whilst exploring the spectacular ecology of this area, one can enjoy close-up viewing of lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo along with all the plains game.
What makes the Vumbura concession so unique is its position on the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. This position encompasses such a wide variety of habitats and species that it has representatives of just about every animal that occurs in the Okavango biome.
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. Hot Air Balloon Safaris allow guests the pleasure of a new vantage over the Okavango, whilst Nature Walks, Mokoro Excursions and Cultural Visits will keep guests entertained during their stays. Fishing and boating outings give travellers the secrets to the water channels of this unique and charismatic land.