Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains

Okavango Delta

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Vumbura Plains

Okavango Delta


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Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. The concession includes a wide variety of habitats, diverse wildlife and an enormous traversing area of 60,000 hectares. The concession is leased from 5 villages through the Okavango Community Trust in a partnership that ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with the neighbouring rural stakeholders.

The camp offers both land and water activities, principally nature viewing in varied habitats in open 4x4 vehicles, nature walks, fishing (on a catch and release basis), mokoro trips and boat excursions. Whilst exploring the spectacular ecology of this area, one can enjoy close-up viewing of lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo along with all the plains game. Birding is fabulous here with immense species diversity and mind-boggling numbers. 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 sable antelope (an animal that prefers the dry countryside) on the same game drive.

You can also take to 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 and is available April to mid-October only. This activity is an extra cost.

Vumbura Plains comprises of 2 satellite camps, Vumbura South and Vumbura North, each with its own main area with an expansive vista across the floodplains and furnished with idiosyncratic objets d’art. There are 14 rooms in total across both camps, raised off the ground, are unique and contemporary in design, with extensive use of light, wood and space. Each includes a sunken lounge, sala, and plunge pool. Vumbura North wo family suites have private decks linking the 2 separate rooms.

The main camp area at both camps has a raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees and with a magnificent vista across the floodplains. A star-gazing deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain, a place to gaze upwards, or a convivial camp fire setting.

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Our standard rates for a Tented Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 June 2019 to 31 October 2019 GBP 2,167 USD 2,665 ZAR 39,542 EUR 2,448 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2019 to 19 December 2019 GBP 1,005 USD 1,236 ZAR 18,339 EUR 1,136 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
20 December 2019 to 10 January 2020 GBP 1,574 USD 1,936 ZAR 28,725 EUR 1,779 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
11 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 GBP 1,107 USD 1,362 ZAR 20,209 EUR 1,251 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 GBP 1,329 USD 1,635 ZAR 24,259 EUR 1,502 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 May 2020 to 31 May 2020 GBP 1,744 USD 2,145 ZAR 31,826 EUR 1,971 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 June 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 2,380 USD 2,928 ZAR 43,444 EUR 2,690 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 19 December 2020 GBP 1,329 USD 1,635 ZAR 24,259 EUR 1,502 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
20 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 GBP 1,878 USD 2,310 ZAR 34,274 EUR 2,122 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; twice daily scheduled camp activities; Park fees; a laundry service; and all local drinks (excluding premium imported brands and champagne) are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Private activities must be arranged (additional cost).


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Guests over 75 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

 



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General Information For Guests

All rooms are en-suite and have a fan, a hair dryer, a lounge area, a mini bar, mosquito nets, an outside shower, a plunge pool, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and a verandah.

The main camp area includes a bar, a library, and a pool.

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of 7 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.

Traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds.

Other activities include nature walks with skilled guides, and fishing (on a catch-and-release basis and in season) - a limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp. 

Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. Vumbura has 2 boats seating 6 guests comfortably.

Hot air balloon safaris ending with champagne and snacks are available (April-mid-October and at an extra cost).

Please be aware, the Wi-Fi connection can sometimes be slow/intermittent. Should any problems be experienced with connection to the network, please speak to a camp manager who will assist.

Credit cards are accepted.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Guests over 75 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age or the provision of a doctors certificate, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

 


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