Vumbura Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Vumbura Camp

Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. The concession includes a wide variety of habitats, diverse wildlife and an enormous area of 60,000 hectares.



We Love
  • Vumbura Plains Camp is part of a community participation plan known as the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) - bringing the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live in the Okavango Delta.
  • This Camp has representatives of just about every animal that occurs in the Okavango biome.
  • Each room also has a plunge pool and 'sala' - a comfortable area to lie and relax
  • Birding around Vumbura Plains Camp is incredible.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, while mekoro and walking activities is 13 years.
  • The Camp has 50% Game drives, 50% Water activities (but can change depending on flood levels).
  • The Camp has 220v generator powered electricity

The Review

Vumbura Plains Camp comprises of 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.

Elephant are found all year round but peak roughly from May till late Oct. Lion are seen regularly and it is a good area for Leopard and Wild Dogs. Plains game is good year round but peaks in the dry months with sightings of giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Encounters with hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Excellent birding especially Carmine Bee-Eaters in summer.

Why Stay
This luxury camp, comprises of two separate seven-roomed satellite camps, each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of shady, indigenous trees and with a vista across the floodplains. The main area lays emphasis on relaxation furnished with soft sofas and idiosyncratic objets d’art.

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 offers both land and water activities, principally nature viewing in varied habitats in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks, mokoro trips and boat excursions. 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.

The birding around Vumbura Plains Camp is as varied as it is exceptional all year round. In the summer many migrant species are present. Pel's Fishing Owl is regularly seen, with other specials including Wattled Crane, Slaty Egret, Chirping Cisticola, Little Bee-eater, Fan-tailed Widowbird and possibly Rosy-throated Longclaw.

Getting There

The Vumbura Camp is located in a private Kwedi concession on the North side of the Okvango Delta, bordering the Moremi Wildlife Reserve Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 40 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 15 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Vumbura Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana