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, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round
Game viewing at Vumbura is enjoyed on both land and water year-round
The habitat mix means just about every species found in the Okavango can be seen
Excellent predator sightings, from lion to wild dog
Sleep comfortably in unique and luxurious rooms
Itinerary in Brief
Tailor made itineraries can be made to suit weather conditions and
your preferences. If you have any questions on any activities or
programs, just ask one of our consultants.
Due to our location, Vumbura Plains offers both land and water-based game-viewing activities, as ways of observing the range of life around us. Outdoor activities on offer for guests include:
Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven 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.
There is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). These excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds.
Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. Vumbura has two boats seating six guests comfortably.
On request, and depending on qualified guide availability, nature walks with skilled guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.
Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. A limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp.
The birding around Vumbura Plains is exceptional all year round, with migrant species present in the summer. Pel's fishing-owl is regularly seen, with other specials like wattled crane and slaty egret.
Visit one of the villages of the Okavango Community Trust, meet the people and learn about the local culture. This activity is at extra cost.
Departs - Daily
Vumbura Plains Eco-retreat
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 and bar area with magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta, while a deck with comfortable cushions protrudes into the floodplain, either for star-gazing or as a convivial camp fire setting.
Each large, luxurious room is raised off the ground, with indoor and outdoor showers and an en-suite bathroom. A step down is the lounge area, open on three sides for that iconic view of the floodplains. Additional room features include a private plunge pool and 'sala' – a place from which to watch the passing parade of wildlife or indulge in a soothing massage.
Accommodation with private facilities
Twice daily scheduled camp activities
Park entrance fees
Some local beverages
What's not included?
Airport entrance/departure taxes,
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Travel protection plan
Transfers to and from the camp
Premium alcoholic beverages and champagne
Any items not mentioned as included
are per person per night and a minimum of 3 nights stay is recommended.
Hotel rates are based on lead-in rooms. Other room types and hotels are
available. Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply
during holiday seasons and special events.