Vumbura Plains (pronounced voom-bera) Camp is a luxury camp situated to the north of Mombo in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta's extreme north. The Vumbura Reserve offers both land and water activities in a region that has a wonderful variety of habitats and a great diversity of wildlife.
Vumbura Plains in the Okavango Delta overlooks a vast, attractive floodplain in northern Botswana, with cool, shady trees sheltering the 14 rooms. Vumbura Plains consists of two seven-room camps linked by raised boardwalks. Each camp has its own dining, lounge, and bar area, although all 14 rooms can be utilized for larger parties.
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 and comfortable bedroom, a lounge, and a sala with plunge pool. Moreover, they include en suite facilities with an indoor shower, a flush toilet, and an outdoor shower under the stars. A canopy of indigenous trees provides shade for the main areas, also raised off the ground for wonderful vistas.
As an alternative to Vumbura Plains, nearby Little Vumbura offers six beautiful tented rooms shaded by ancient forest canopies. Tents here also have en suite facilities and a private deck. Meanwhile, the main area offers a star deck, creating another opportunity to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta.
The Vumbura Plains Experience
The main activity at Vumbura Plains in the Okavango Delta is game viewing in wonderful and varied countryside. Open 4×4 Land Rovers allow close proximity to animals in the savanna and forested areas. Vumbura is possibly the only area in the Okavango where one can see red lechwe—typical inhabitants of the waterway fringes—and sable antelope—usually found in the dry countryside—on the same game drive.
Add in lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, and buffalo along with plentiful plains animals, and one has an excellent all round wildlife experience in a remote and private part of the Okavango. Birding, too, is great with large species variety and quantities. Moreover, walks, mokoro, and boating activities give Vumbura’s guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective.