Vumbura Plains Camp (Okavango Delta) Botswana
Vumbura Plains Camp is situated to the east of Duba
Plains in the neighboring northern concession area of the
Okavango Delta. It borders onto the Moremi Reserve.
Vumbura Plains can offer both water and land activities
as this area has scenic waterways and is also close to the
Okavango's outermost dry sandveld and open savannas.
Vumbura Plains has 8 large tented rooms sleeping a
maximum of 16 guests.
Each room has a hot and cold shower and flush toilets
The rooms are tastefully decorated and give Vumbura
guests a wonderful feeling of being out in remote Africa -
while still being comfortable.
The water levels around the camp change each year
depending on the level of the annual floods from central
Africa. The privacy of this area is one of Vumbura's main
attractions - with a great all round Okavango Experience.
The main dining, lounge and pub area is tucked beneath a
canopy of indigenous trees with a superb view across the
floodplain. The camp also has a plunge pool.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Vumbura Plains offers mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions.
walks, boating and game drives in open 4x4 vehicles,
accompanied by experienced guides. Vumbura has both the
wetland and savannah species of wildlife - Red Lechwe,
Waterbuck, Hippos, Crocodiles as well as Sable, Kudu,
Wildebeest and Tsessebe which roam the open plains.
Herds of Buffalo and Elephant occur here, along with the
predators - Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog and Cheetah. Guests who
enjoy their birding will love the combination of all the
Okavango water "specials" as well as acacia and mopane
species in the dry woodlands.
Duba Plains, Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura are
Wilderness Safaris camps that fall into two concessions
totaling over 89 000 hectares (220 000 acres) that have been
ceded by the Botswana Government to five villages just
outside of the Okavango Delta. These villages, located to
the north of our camps, comprise approximately 5000 people,
and are represented by the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), a
trust that administers the Duba and Vumbura concessions,
oversees the project and directs the flow of funds. Since
its inception, the communities have benefited from
substantial cash and auxiliary returns, jobs, skills
transfer and training in nurturing this area, and in turn
are doing a superb job of managing the concessions. The five
villages involved in this joint venture are Seronga,
Gunitsoga, Eretsha, Betsha, and Gudigwa.
Wilderness Safaris and the Okavango Community Trust have
formed a partnership that involves the employment and
training of the local community members in all aspects of
lodge employment. At this stage Wilderness employs 120
community members in its camps, and those with the greatest
potential are selected for the Wilderness Safaris
Localization Training Course, a programme designed to train
local Batswana to become skilled and effective camp
Wilderness is also in the process of assisting and
advising the community on administration matters and
business planning decisions. This is geared to helping with
other small business projects such as vegetable gardens,
shops and basket making, which will further enhance the
self-realization and self-employment prospects of the
members of this community. Wilderness has also employed the
services of a qualified paramedic and HIV/AIDS counselor to
assist with the health and safety issues that face these
The wildlife in this area has benefited substantially
from this partnership; with the neighboring communities
gaining hard cash, training and employment, poaching has
dropped, with the result that animal populations have
Accommodation Rates:- From
$1,200 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.