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Okavango Delta, Botswana
Vumbura Plains Camp
- An eco-retreat of contemporary and unique design
- Just about every species found in the Okavango can be seen
- Excellent predator sightings year round and fantastic guiding
Facilities includePrivate plunge pools Gym Equipment Electronic safe Lounge Private lounge areas
- Guided Walks
- Boat Safaris
- Guided Birding
- Day Game Drives
- Night Game Drives
- Safari Helicopter Trip
Seasons in Botswana
About Vumbura Plains Camp
North of Botswana's Moremi National Park is a series of large floodplains dotted with small palm islands and interspersed with large forested areas. Here, the 94km2 (60,000-hectare) Vumbura Reserve known for wonderfully varied and high densities of game is home to the two adjacent camps that make up Vumbura Plains. Imagine a luxury hotel of contemporary, minimalist design, deep in the Delta, and you're nearly there.
Vumbura Plains Camp comprises two smaller camps, Vumbura Plains North and Vumbura Plains South. The camps are connected by raised wooden walkways.
Vumbura Plains South has six twin-bedded tents and Vumbura Plains North has six twin-bedded tents and two family units. The family units consist of two rooms with their own bathrooms and entrances, separated by a deck. Each of the luxury, spacious and contemporary tents are under thatch and raised on a deck. The bed is situated in the middle of the room offering views out of the tent, en-suite facilities with a separate toilet, outdoor shower and private plunge pools.
During the winter months, hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided. Soaps, shampoos and insect repellents are also supplied in each tent.
Vumbura Plains, tucked beneath a canopy of cool, shady, indigenous trees, seems to float on a sea of waving reeds, situated as it is in the midst of a large floodplain. Elephant are found all year round but peak roughly from May till late October. Lion are seen regularly and it is a good area for leopard and wild dogs. The game at Vumbura Plains is good year round but peaks in the dry months. Good sightings of hippo, crocodile and a chance of seeing sable. It boasts excellent birding, especially carmine bee-eaters in the summer.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
The nearest airstrip is located 40 minutes drive from Vumbura Plains Camp. It is licensed for heavier aircrafts up to 5700kg.
Flight time from Maun is approximately 38 minutes.
Flight time from Kasane is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls is 20 minutes but allow additional time for customs and immigration.
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Festive Season: 20th December - 10th January
Low Season: 11th January - 31st March
Shoulder Season: 1st April - 31st May and 1st November - 19th December
High Season: 1st June - 31st October
Botswana banks only accept US Dollars, GBP Sterling, Euro and South African Rand in cash. Any cash payments made to camps for curios, or gratuities to guides or staff, need to be in one of these currencies. Travellers Cheques in any of the above currencies are also acceptable.
MasterCard and Visa are usually accepted throughout Botswana, including at Vumbura Plains Camp. Diners Club is not accepted by the banks in Botswana and, therefore, not at this camp either.
Camp has 220v generator powered electricity. 220v plug points and multi-national adaptors are available in each room for charging of batteries and for the use of sleep apnoea machines only. Please bring spare battery, charging unit and adaptors.
Laundry is provided on a daily basis (weather permitting) and included on the Fully Inclusive (FI) rate basis. A mesh laundry bag is supplied for ‘smalls’ so that guests may place their underwear in this bag which will be machine washed and returned in the mesh bag.
The following is the suggested gratuity schedule only and is subject to service standards:
Guides - US$10.00 per person per day
General Camp Staff - US$5.00 per person per day
Mokoro Polers - US$5.00 per person per day
Specialist Guides (if applicable) - US$10.00 per person per day
Travelling with children
Children of 6 years and older are welcome.
For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for.
Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, while mekoro and walking activities have a minimum age of 13 years.
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