We knew the game drives at Vumbura Plains would be amazing after spotting sable during the 45 minute drive from the airport (airstrip) to the lodge. And it didn't disappoint....large herds of buffalo (200+), wild dogs, baby hyenas, leopards, lions....it was a terrific 4 days.
The terrain is very sandy and the large pools of water surrounding the area made for a very unique safari.
The hotel was very stylish....largest shower area I have ever come across, huge beds, and a very nice design touch.
Only observations - you are sharing the room with lots of insects but one is in the middle of Africa so it is to be expected. Our room (number 6) was in direct sunlight so it got really hot in the middle of the day and it was cooler to sit outside in the shade with the breeze. Probably only an issue for October (their hottest month)....
Terrific managers and staff. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco-retreat of contemporary design offering the best of the Okavango’s wildlife and activities. 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. The rooms are uniquely designed, spacious and raised off the ground on wooden decks to take in a wide-angled vista. HighlightsBecause the area is a mix of water and dry land, wildlife is diverse, for example, water-loving lechwe can be seen splashing through the reeds from your deck, while the sable of the dry savannah is spotted on game drives. Lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and buffalo along with all the plains animals and prolific birds provide an excellent all-round wildlife experience in an unspoilt region of the Okavango. Vumbura Plains is situated in a concession leased from remote rural communities organised under the Okavango Community Trust and aims to help bring the benefits of ecotourism to local people.14 units (includes 2 family units) divided into two satellite camps: En-suite bedroom; sunken ‘lounge’; sala; outdoor shower; plunge pool; private deckExperiences: Day and night game drives Guided walks (on request) Mokoro and boating excursions Seasonal catch-and-release fishing Cultural tour to Gunotsoga Village (extra cost) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vumbura Plains Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
- Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta