Rating: Ultimate Price from: £795 - £1325 pp full board
Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp set in the private Kwedi concession in the north of the Okavango Delta.
Recently refurbished, this is now a premier camp which is stylish and contemporary in it's furnishings with huge cushioned sofas and net draped beds. The camp has two separate 'satellite camps' each with seven rooms and its own raised lounge, bar and dining areas, set beneath shady trees. From here you'll enjoy amazing views across the floodplains.
Each room is huge and square in design with clever use of the wood and glass creating a lavish haven of peace. From the bed steps lead down to the lounge and outside the deck features a plunge pool and a canopied sala, the ideal spot for your afternoon siesta. The en-suite facilities boast top quality fixtures and fittings and include indoor and outdoor showers. There are two family suites each with two interlinking rooms.
Vumbura Plains offers game drives, mokoro excursions, boating and guided walks. This area has a range of habitats and a diversity of wildlife including red lechwe, sable antelope, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant.
Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Open: Vumbura Plains is open all year.
Location: The 2 camps (north and south) that make up Vumbura Plains are in the private Vumbura Reserve in the Okavango Delta.
Rooms: There is a total of 14 suites between the 2 camps (7 in each). They are large and contemporary in style, with an open plan sleeping and living area with polished wood floors, full length screened windows on three sides and high thatched roofs. Ceiling and freestanding fans circulate the air. Each room has a small safe and charging points for batteries. The bathroom is modern, with high quality fixtures and fittings, and thereâ€™s a separate outdoor, screened shower. There is a supply of toiletries. Each suite has a large outdoor deck with a plunge pool, sun loungers, a covered area with a dining table and chairs, and a sala (shaded daybed).
Activities: The camp offers a mix of game drives, mokoro trips, motorboat safaris and bird watching. As this is a private reserve night drives and guided walks are also possible. There is seasonal fishing (catch and release). A visit to a local village can be arranged at an additional cost.
Facilities: The 2 camps have their own central areas, similar in design and with identical facilities. There is an open-sided living room, an indoor dining area, dining deck and a natural history library. Hot and cold drinks are available from the bar. The large deck leads out to the camp fire which I surrounded by comfy sofas, where pre and post-dinner drinks are enjoyed. There is a laundry service.
Dining: Most meals are eaten together as a group, though private dining, in the central area or on your own deck, can be arranged on request.
Children: Children aged 12 year and over are welcome. Families with children aged between 6 and 12 may be accepted but must book private activities. The minimum age for mokoro and walking trips is 13 years. There are 2 family units in the north camp
Health: This is a malaria area.
Communication: There is no internet access.