Stayed 2 nights there in October - fabulous.
The camp is amazing, real luxury in the middle of nowhere. The rooms are the largest we have ever stayed in; they are the size of a large 1-bed apartment and are stunning. Open on 3 sides with magnificent views to the front.
The food is very high standard, some real luxuries in the bush, like a fresh cheese plate every day, pickles, smoked salmon, lovely salad, etc. There really is no expense spared.
Food service was difficult - we found it too attentive, bordering on obsequious - how many times do you need to be asked if you are ok? But you can't say they weren't trying to please or well trained.
The game was fantastic - large numbers of most types of antelope (inc Sable), leopard, lion, buffalo, elephants in camp every day, etc. The guides we had were incredible - Matt and Peter, really first class and transformed the experience.
Overall, it depends how you want it - this must be about as 'luxury in the jungle' as you can get (in a very modern style) - if that's what you want, go for it. If you want it a little more rustic and relaxed, try another camp as well.
- 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