We were lucky enough to be the first guests at the new camp after it had been rebuilt, and even had the whole place to ourselves for the first night. The staff were wonderful, the lodge immaculate, the food unbelievably good. We chose this camp because it had a mixture of land based and water based acitivities, and the only thing I would criticise, quite heavily as it was supposed to be a highlight of the trip, especially for my companion who had never been and is not likely to go again, was the mokoro trip. It was only 45 minutes long, and although it was interesting to have each plant and insect pointed out to us along the way, we ended up travelling about 200 metres, then turned around and came back! The sundowner cruise was amazing however, and the elephant looming out of the reeds was a bonus, an experience never to be repeated. The rooms are very private and overlook the watering hole where game come regularly to drink. The sunrises over the water are spectacular. If you want the full Okavango experience, this is the place to go but just insist that the Mokoro trip is the full deal!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vumbura Plains, a luxurious retreat of contemporary design, seems to float on a sea of waving reeds in the midst of a large floodplain. The sumptuous rooms, each with its own plunge pool and sala, are uniquely designed, spacious and raised on wooden decks to take in a wide-angled vista. Because the area is a mix of water and dry land, wildlife is diverse, so water-loving lechwe splash through the reeds, while rare sable antelope can be seen in the dry savannah. Lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, wild dog and buffalo along with plains game and prolific birds provide an excellent all-round wildlife experience. • 14 tents • 100% solar • day and night game drives • village visit • mokoro • boat • nature walks • catch-and-release fishing • spa ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vumbura Plains Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
- Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta