The main activity at Vumbura Plains is game viewing in diverse and scenic countryside. Open 4x4 Land Rovers and walks enable game viewing in the savannah and woodland areas. The Vumbura area is possibly the only area in the Okavango where one can see Red Lechwe (an animal that inhabits the fringes of the waterways) and a Sable antelope (an animal that enjoys the dry countryside) on the same game drive. Add in Lion, Leopard, Elephant, cheetah and Buffalo along with all the 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 varieties and quantities. Walks, mokoros and boating give Vumbura Plains’ guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective.
The main dining, lounge and pub areas are also raised off the ground and are tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees with a wonderful vista across the floodplains.

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Features
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room Safe
  • Private Bathroom
  • Turndown Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • Vumbura Plains overlooks a vast and attractive floodplain with its rooms built under the shade of cool and shady trees. The camp comprises two 14-bedded camps linked by raised boardwalks; each has its own dining, lounge and bar area although all 28 beds or parts thereof can be utilised for larger parties. All 14 of the luxury tented rooms are raised off the ground on wooden platforms with walkways connecting them to the main living areas. Each tented room has a large, very comfortable bedroom, a lounge, a "sala" and en-suite facilities with a shower, bath, a flush toilet and an outdoor shower under the stars. Each room also has its own plunge pool.

    Cancellation Policy

    Groups

    150-90 days inclusive - 20% of the space booked can be released with no penalty.  Any additional space released will be subject to a 45% cancellation fee on the full cost of the safari (ie accommodation, transfers, charters etc).
     
    89-31 days inclusive - 0% of the space booked can be released with no penalty. Any additional space released will be subject to a 60% cancellation fee on the full cost of the safari (i.e. accommodation, transfers, charters etc).

    0-30 days inclusive - 100% cancellation fee.

     

    FIT

    If prior to 8 weeks before departure your deposit is forfeited. If your cancellation is made after the due date for full payment of your tour fare, charges will be levied. The scale of charges, expressed as a percentage of the tour prices, is as follows:

    More than 8 weeks notice - Deposit forfeited

    Less than 8 weeks notice - Deposit plus 25 %

    Less than 4 weeks notice - 50 %

    Less than 3 weeks notice - 60 %

    Less than 2 weeks notice - 100%

    Should you fail to join a safari, or join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no tour refund can be made.

    Vumbura Plains lies in the extreme north of the Delta, on the edge of a large floodplain where lechwe often splash their way charmingly through the water. This luxury camp offers both land and water activities in a 60 000-hectare private concession that has a wonderful variety of habitats and a great diversity of wildlife.