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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This was our second camp and concession on our trip located in the northern extreme of the Okavango Delta with an ecotone between the wetland and dryland. This is a community based camp where staff is recruited and trained which creates a positive philanthropic aspect to the camp. This concession is both land and water based so you get to...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Connie M, Thank you for the fabulous review, we are overjoyed to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and even more so that we could play such a significant role in making it such a special one for all of you. Due to our location, Vumbura Plains offers both land- and water-based game-viewing activities, as ways...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

The place is breathtaking with its open-air design overlooking a swamp / pond with hippos. We were thrilled when elephants literally walked through the camp one day. We were within feet of the elephants but very safe because of the elevated design. The animals we saw on the drives were great and quite varied. The rooms themselves are open air...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ed T, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are sorry to hear about your discomfort during the dining periods of your stay and will definitely discuss this with management and camp staff. The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala,...

SOUTH AFRICA
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Vumbura Plains Camps (both north and south) have to be of the most beautiful safari lodges I have been to. Such luxury in accommodation, amazing space with large lounge area, private viewing deck and plunge pool. The concession is also beautiful - one of my favorites in the Delta, with excellent game viewing and bird watching.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear AFRICADIRECT Thank you for the fabulous review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return. A retreat of contemporary and unique design, Vumbura Plains comprises two separate satellite camps, consisting of 14 rooms overall (of which two accommodate families). Each camp has its own sumptuous raised lounge, dining...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Phenomenal luxury camp in Botswana. Outstanding service. Food is great. The rooms are huge with a plunge pool for each room. The people make the place and the people here are so accommodating. The game viewing is also amazing. There are large numbers of animals and hard not to see everything. North or South doesn't really matter - really a...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jeff B, Thank you for your wonderful response, we are overjoyed to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and are so glad to hear that the staff played a big role in influencing your enjoyment. Without the cooperation, support and understanding of local communities that adjoin concession areas, national parks and reserves, conservation would have a...

Key Biscayne, Florida
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We are in Vumbura North and we basically never saw any of the guests staying at Vumbura South. We occupy four of the seven rooms, giving us a lot of privacy and the ability to make our own schedule. The beautiful open-air lobby has a raised lounge, dining and bar area with magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta. An elevated...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear CharlesA, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear what a great stay you had with us and hope you will come back so that we can make many more wonderful memories together. The Mokoro rides are a magnificent experience and we are glad to see you all enjoyed it. Mekoro are propelled by an experienced...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We spent four nights in this wonderful place, the first of three Wilderness Safaris camps we visited. The accommodation, food, staff and game viewing were superb. Our guide, OB, was extremely knowledgeable about the animals, birds and the bush and was an enthusiastic teacher. It set a very high standard for the other camps to follow.

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Benrose, for your beautiful review, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had in camp, with OB and the rest of our amazing staff. We hope that the rest of your trip did not disappoint. A retreat of contemporary and unique design, Vumbura Plains comprises two separate satellite camps, consisting of 14 rooms overall (of...

Roslyn, New York
Reviewed 26 August 2015

My wife and I arrived at Vembura for what was supposed to be a three night visit. We stayed at two other lodges prior to Vembura and had excellent experience at each.. We pulled up to the lodge and it's gorgeous and in an equally gorgeous location. However, a cold front was coming up from south Africa and when we...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Elissa Z, Thank you for your feedback, we are saddened to hear that all our efforts, both during your brief time with us and the subsequent dealings after your departure, have left such a bitter impression. Unfortunately there is only so much that can be done when it is the natural elements such as the weather that have such...

Sydney
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was our 3rd stop on our most recent safari and it was definitely the pinnacle of our adventure. The rooms and surrounds were absolutely amazing, the staff more like friends than employees so helpful and kind. The food an extra kilo was gained so it must have been good. The wildlife all I can say is BAN IS THE...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Holidayfixation, Thank you for your amazing review and humbling words we cannot wait to share with Ban. We are thrilled to hear what a great time you had and hope that you can visit us again, soon. The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer good seasonal viewing...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Took over the camp with 21 family members for four nights and discovered Heaven on Earth! Never have I felt so much peace just looking out into the bush: the colors and the sounds were like no other. It is a tented camp with very large comfortable suites all connected by an elevated boardwalk. The elephants, lions, hippos and porcupines...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lisa H, Thank you for your amazing review, it was a joy having you all in camp with us and hope you will all return soon. The riverine areas, such as that in which the camp is set, are very similar in structure to the islands of this northern section of the Okavango. However, immediately inland of this is...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Vumbura Plains South was excellent, and the game and birdlife was plentiful. We saw lots of interesting animals on every drive, and we also did a Mokoro canoe trip to experience the magic of being in the water in the Okavango.. The view across the plains from the camp is lovely, and occasionally the elephants would wander to complete the...

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Dear PFoggSydney, Thank you for your fabulous review, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had and how much you enjoyed your stay in the wilderness. Vumbura Plains is situated in the concession areas NG 22 and NG 23, on the northernmost boundary of the Delta. It is unique in that it offers perhaps the widest diversity...

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Vumbura Plains, a luxurious retreat of contemporary design, seems to float on a sea of waving reeds in the midst of a large floodplain. The sumptuous rooms, each with its own plunge pool and sala, are uniquely designed, spacious and raised on wooden decks to take in a wide-angled vista. Because the area is a mix of water and dry land, wildlife is diverse, so water-loving lechwe splash through the reeds, while rare sable antelope can be seen in the dry savannah. Lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, wild dog and buffalo along with plains game and prolific birds provide an excellent all-round wildlife experience. • 14 tents • 100% solar • day and night game drives • village visit • mokoro • boat • nature walks • catch-and-release fishing • spa ... more   less 

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Address: Vumbura Plains, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Vumbura Plains Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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