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Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp

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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Vumbura Plains, Botswana
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Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Grande Prairie AB Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Wife & I visited Vumbura south as the second of our 3 camp visit in late November. We found the staff very friendly but also sadly very confused. We went through the introductions on arrival but weren't really sure who was responsible for what. We had an end room as requested. The room was certainly well located with great... More 

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Cyprus
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Vumbura is another camp in the Wilderness Safari collection and we flew there in one of the little "biggles " planes from Kings Pool. The team are once again very welcoming and are also inclined to be a bit naughty in helping you to indulge in the finest they have to offer. Rooms here are very comfortable with a more... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Julie M, We feel so blessed to have been able to have been able to assist in the celebrations for your husband’s birthday, we hope he had an unforgettable experience. We are devastatingly sorry about the bat flying around your room and wish that you had called for management using the air horn. Management and staff alike agreed that... More 

Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Exquisite setting. Contemporary chic camp. Fire pit to die for! Wonderful game drives with Mork. Back at the exquisite camp, just missing something. KCI extremely helpful. Fourth stop on our ultimate safari. So picky by now! No one watching over everything, checking on all guests. High end, high expectations. It kills me to only give four stars but after using... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Annette22P, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are especially thrilled to see that you enjoyed the fire pit. it is a very unique feature of our camp and a guest and staff favourite. We appreciate you taking the time to complete a review for us and gladly accept your 4 stars. Please would you contact the Wilderness Safaris... More 

new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The overly relaxed management style ("All the rooms have problems with squirrel dropping infestation not just yours") to an uninspired guide when we asked what we were looking for this evening ( "animals" was his one word response) made for a very disappointing trip. The food was not as good as I had heard except for the joint evening with... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Acutabove, Thank you for contacting us, we are terribly sorry to hear that the staff and accommodation at Vumbura was unable to live up to your expectations. We have initiated a full investigation into your stay and the events that followed and will revert to you shortly with a full response. May we please request that you contact our... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The entire experience at Vumbura Plains can be summed up in one word~excellence. If you're seeking a luxury safari experience, this is it! Our guide was Luke and he was a delight. He's a fierce tracker and gave us some thrilling moments. Highly recommend.

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Gigi54, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are so glad to see that you enjoyed your time in camp with us. It is hard to believe that just a month ago we were huddling around the campfire in the early mornings and evenings, and splashing through deep water crossings on our way to the airstrip. Now summer stalks... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Staff: Would give 6 stars if I could. The staff couldn't do enough for us. Our safari guide was extremely knowledgable and helpful. The camp staff were polite, helpful, and very friendly. They couldn't do enough for us. Especially compared to a few of the other camps I visited where the staff tried to do their best but were much... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear backtrace, Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review, we feel honored to have been able to share that special occasion with you and your Fiance and hope that you will be able to return to our camp to celebrate other special times with us. We are so glad you were able to see the amazing Wild dogs –... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

From the time we flew in on the Cessna, until the time we left, it was great! The tents are huge with a sunken living room area, and gorgeous bedroom area, with views like a impressionist painting across the plains. The food was terrific, and the dinner out in the bush was wonderful. Alex, our guide, who manages north camp,... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear GTH46, Thank you for your fabulous review, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Alex, One and all the staff at Vumbura Plains. Vumbura Plains is situated in the concession areas NG 22 and NG 23, on the northernmost boundary of the Delta. It is unique in that it offers perhaps the widest diversity of... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hardly a tent more like a 6 star hotel suite. Your own outdoor deck area with seating, plunge pool, shower and views over the delta, all totally private. Inside there is a sunken lounge and small bar fridge stocked with drinks (included) absolutely enormous bed and a fabulous huge shower, has to be seen to be believed. All the staff... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear DL1944, Thank you for the delightful review, we are thrilled to see that everything at Vumbura exceeded your expectations. The great predators, lion, leopard and hyaena, can all be found throughout the Kwedi Concession. Occasionally, small packs of wild dog also hunt through the area. This highly endangered carnivore has denned on several occasions within the concession, and we... More 

Virginia
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33 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the nice things about Vumbura Plains is the combination of games drives and time spent in the water in the mokoro and motor-powered boat. Although animal sightings on the water were few, the mokoro and boat rides were smooth, scenic, and relaxing. The lodging was an update from a classic tent camp. Our room had a thatched room... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear Bronco1Bill, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so glad to see that you had such an enjoyable time with us and hope you are able to return soon. The best way to explore the serpentine channels and lily-covered lagoons of the Okavango is undoubtedly by mokoro (plural: mekoro), as it evokes the tranquillity of the Delta as... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a place to visit the Okavanga Delta. The tents at this property are beautiful and very large - each with decks and plunge pool facing the delta. Most memorable was the air blowing through the tent and listening to the animals (especially elephants) at night. Food is wonderful and they are terrific with kids. We were a group of... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear JohnatACK, We are delighted to read that Vumbura and our staff were able to meet your every expectation and those of your grandchildren. Several of the Wilderness Safaris camps are child friendly with specialised activities available for our younger Safari goers. A list of alternatives will be given to the parents and children who will select ones that are... More 

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Address: Vumbura Plains, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Hotel Class:5 star — Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Vumbura Plains Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta

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