- Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the far north of the Okavango Delta.
- Private plunge pool and Sala.
- Day and night game drives.
- Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro.
- A star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions, 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.
- Each camp has its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4×4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.
Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you might not see during the day.
There is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). These excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds.
Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. Vumbura has two boats seating six guests comfortably.
Take the skies in style and soar silently 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 (April to mid-October). *This activity is at extra cost.
On request, and depending on qualified guide availability, nature walks with skilled guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.
Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. A limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp.
The birding around Vumbura Plains is exceptional all year round, with migrant species present in the summer. Pel’s fishing-owl is regularly seen, with other specials like wattled crane and slaty egret.
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.Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mekoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience. Vumbura Plains comprises two separate but linked camps, consisting of a total of 14 raised, spacious rooms, unique and contemporary in design with indoor and outdoor showers and an en-suite bathroom. Additional features include a private plunge pool and ‘sala’ –from where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife or even enjoy a relaxing soothing massage.
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. Vumbura Plains has two motorboats –each seating six – and half-a-dozen mekoro for excursions onto the flooded plains. Or take nature walks with a knowledgeable guide and try your hand at superb catch-and-release fishing.
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.
Vumbura Plains South -There are six twin bedded tents and one double bedded tent. The single beds can be pushed together to make a double bed. There is one twin bedded guide/pilot room which is much smaller than a standard tent. Vumbura Plains North- There are four twin bedded tents and one double bedded tent. The single beds can be pushed together to make a double bed. There is one twin bedded guide/pilot room which is much smaller than a standard tent.
There are two family tents at Vumbura North each accommodating four guests comprising two bedrooms each with own bathroom facilities. The main adult room has a large sunken lounge and spacious showers whilst the second child’s room is smaller and has standard facilities.
Camps have an open-sided lounge area, featuring colourfully cushioned seating arranged in L-shaped units and a few coffee tables standing by. These spaces adjoin the well-stocked bar, where you can help yourself from the range of alcoholic and soft drinks. There’s even a coffee machine! On the other side of the bar, there’s the dining area, where chic wooden tables-and-chairs are set up in readiness for light breakfasts, tasty brunches, revitalising afternoon teas, and lavish three-course suppers. Back at camp, both North & South each have relaxing dining and lounge areas, with fire-pit areas the perfect places to share a safari story.
The communal buildings at Vumbura Plains are accessed from the guest tents along the same wooden walkways. Both camps have an open-sided lounge area, featuring colourfully cushioned seating arranged in L-shaped units and a few coffee tables standing by.
Spaces adjoin the well-stocked bar, where you can help yourself from the range of alcoholic and soft drinks.
On the other side of the bar, there’s the dining area, where chic wooden tables-and-chairs are set up in readiness for light breakfasts, tasty brunches, revitalising afternoon teas, and lavish three-course suppers. Inside, a dining area and bar with glass sliding doors and outside plenty of comfortable sitting areas are to be found. A fire pit is built into the deck, making for a fantastic place to keep warm at night and enjoy a drink.
Dinner is served either under the stars on the deck or inside the communal area. Three-course gourmet meals – including moreish butternut squash lasagne – are accompanied by excellent wines, which your hosts quite happily recommend at your request. Romantic bush dinners can also be arranged.
Facilities include a private plunge pool and ‘sala’ from where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife or even enjoy a relaxing soothing massage. Other facilities include a tea-and-coffee station, a mini-bar, a safe, a hairdryer, dressing gowns, and a selection of free toiletries. From the bedroom area, doors lead out onto a veranda, which boasts an outdoor shower, a plunge pool, sunloungers, a covered sala for private dining, and of course spectacular views!
There is as much outside space as there is inside, with the soft seats and loungers outdoors complemented by a plunge pool and outdoor shower.
A beauty and wellness therapist is at hand if you would like to indulge in any massage or spa treatments during your stay. Massages can be arranged in the privacy of your suite.