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Vumbura Plains

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9/10

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Highlights

- Luxurious accommodation
- Strong game, year round
- Prime position
- Private plunge pools

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Overview

Vumbura Plains is one of the most luxurious lodges in Africa, situated in the Okavango delta, Botswana. A seriously high property with a number of extra facilities, this is an ideal choice for some big game viewing and incredible private accommodation.

Vumbura is made up of two satellite camps, both eco-friendly and of contemporary design. Each camp has its own dining, bar and lounge areas raised on decking with sweeping views of the Delta. An outdoor area with comfy sofas and blankets is the perfect place to take in the stars or spot some passing wildlife.

The main focus here is vehicle safari. However, thanks to the wide range of habitats the Delta provides, both land and water based activities are offered to guests. Game drives are led twice daily by experienced rangers in open top 4X4’s. African wild dog, lion, leopard and cheetah can all be seen here and the birding is exceptional year round. Guides also lead walking safaris, night safaris, motorboat and canoe safaris (season permitting) which are all great ways to get a closer look at some smaller wildlife. The atmosphere here is very laidback and it is worth noting activities here tend to be less intensive than at some other camps.

14 rooms are equally split between the two camps, with two family rooms available. The rooms are airy and spacious, with floor to ceiling windows providing some impressive views. Every room has a large double bed, secluded lounge area, private plunge pool and indoor and outdoor showers. A modern ensuite bathroom looks out on to an outdoor decking area or ‘sala’. Although Vumbura is slightly larger than most camps in the area, splitting into two makes the accommodation feel much more intimate and you won’t fail to be impressed by the sumptuous rooms.

Children above 12 are welcome at Vumbura and those between 8 and 11 can be accommodated if a private vehicle is booked. There are no specific children’s programmes but staff will do their best to tailor the experience.

Vumbura Plains is one of the best properties in the area providing a luxurious, relaxing experience with plenty of privacy. Albeit with an expensive price tag, its good year- round game can be an ideal way to sidestep high peak season prices and take advantage of an area that can offer a high quality safari throughout the year.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

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