Discover one of the most stylish Okavango Delta camps called Vumbura Plains Camp, a modern-style safari camp that could easily feature in an architecture magazine and where some of the best game viewing in Botswana occurs.
Vumbura Plains is a premier safari camp designed and operated in total empathy with its biodiverse surroundings while sustainable tourism partnerships with local communities in the Delta have created empowerment opportunities while guests enjoy its many treasures. It is solar powered and raised above the reeds of a vast floodplain and it is linked to the chalets via high timber boardwalks and everything is thatched and wood and very open and breezy, alive to Africa. The greens and browns, rusts and reds all match the natural landscape and wide decks bring the outdoors so much closer.
Sunken lounges invite guests to chill and bird watch while the bar is self-service and a great place to meet new friends. Make great fresh coffee too and note the African sculptures all around and the wonderful African mats and additions to the décor. And it is all very modern and clean cut.
The camp is split into North Camp and South Camp, with 7 enormous bush suites nestling in the trees in each side, the main camp facilities between them. So, guests revel in 14 light, airy guest rooms brimming with shameless luxury, including private plunge pools and salas, indoor and outdoor showers. Floor to ceiling glass walls and king size beds encourage merging with the environment and noticing what is there.
Regular game drives, seasonal water activities and hot air balloon safaris. The blend of water and dry land habitats means that the wildlife is diverse and exciting and visitors are treated to wild dog sightings, leopards, rare sable antelope, buffalo herds, red lechwe and plenty of elephants of course. Enjoy wonderful nature walks, wilderness drives, mokoro and boat excursions plus catch and release tiger fishing.
This is a safari experience to remember that begins with a private charter to the Vumbura Plains airstrip where wildlife occurs from the onset of your safari – Lechwe, the African elephant, Impala, Kudu, Warthog, and more. Seeing the wooden and thatch structure that is Vumbura is heart-warming and guests are treated like royalty. Seeing is believing and the fantastical Okavango Swamps wins first prize for its mesmerising landscape, peace and wildlife offerings.
Every guest feels awed by the game drives, boat trips and the food, the wonderful warm staff and the bonfires at night. It’s very hard to leave Vumbura so book again for the next year and come again with one of our recommended all-inclusive package deals where you can also stay at varying camps in Moremi Game Reserve and the Delta.
Vumbura Plains is one of those Okavango Delta Camps that offers something different, something more than traditional, something modern and slick in terms of a top safari destination in Botswana. The wooden and thatched camp borders the Moremi Game Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta and the lavish safari facilities are shaded by a thick canopy of trees. Everything is raised on wooden platforms, offering splendid views of the lush Okavango Delta terrain, contemporary décor, African sculptures and excellent views wherever you look.
Named an eco-retreat, the emphasis at Vumbura Plains is on ensuring a relaxed Botswana holiday within a magnificent stretch of wilderness and all energy is solar powered. Even the walls of your enormous private shower are constructed from floor-to-ceiling glass to allow you tranquil views of herds of grazing impala or passing zebras. The elevated structure affords minimal disturbance to the wilderness and seems to blend in with the scenery.
Vumbra Plains Camp boasts 7 extensive suites on each side of the main camp, so 14 in total in the North and South camps. They are spaced well apart and raised up on decks. These suites really are luxurious, exceeding the standards of all Botswana accommodation, each with its own very private plunge pool and deck, and multiple safari-chic touches. High wooden walkways link the suites at Vumbura Plains with the central areas.
Guests are treated to day and night game drives, mokoro trips and sometimes short walks but there is so much game around that this must be time carefully for safety reasons; deep waters allow for exciting motor boat trips into the channels so get out this binoculars for some unforgettable birding opportunities.
Staff come from the surrounding communities as part of the sustainable ecotourism initiatives here and they all care about a high quality of service and authentic hospitality. Your safari experience is worth it and satisfying to know you are contributing to the growth and support of these wonderful men, women and communities of Botswana.
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