Located in the spectacular Okavango Delta, luxurious Vumbura Plains is set in a natural environment that is a mix of water and dry land. Both land and water activities deliver a complete safari experience. In addition to the traditional game drives in search of the large predators as lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas, this camp offers the Okavango Delta exploration on board the typical mekoro boats. Vumbura Plains comprises two separate but linked camps, consisting of a total of 14 raised and spacious rooms. With a unique and contemporary design they all have en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Additional features include a private plunge pool and a sitting area from where you can watch the passing parade of wildlife or even enjoy a relaxing soothing massage. A long-standing partnership between Wilderness and the local community makes this place a concrete example of sustainable tourism improving the living conditions of the people of Okavango Delta.
Game drives are carried out both early in the morning and in the afternoon. They bring you closer to of the many thrilling interactions being played out in the wild. Accompanied by experienced guides in open 4X4 vehicles you will traverse the grasslands surrounding the Vumbura plains called 'melapo' . This habitat offers good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck and many other species. Hippos and crocodiles are more common as the waters rise and the melapo are flooded. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birdwatching is exceptional all year round. In this area, night-time game drives are possible with filtered spotlights to see nocturnal animals that you would be unlikely to encounter during the day.
Take to the skies in style and soar silently over the rich ecosystem of the Okavango Delta. Hot air ballooning weather permitting and operational from April to October with guest numbers as a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 06. Transfers to the launch site are done via helicopter flight only, while the return to camp can be either a game drive or scenic helicopter flight at guest’s choice.
There is no better way of exploring the Okavango Delta than by traditional “Mokoro”. A is a traditional dug-out canoe from a tree trunk. A different safari experience revealing the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colorful frogs and lively waterbirds. Stay safely seated in the mokoro, you will sail through the silence of the shallow waters of this natural habitat. Your “poler” (or guide), will likely have spent most of his life propelling around the delta in his mokoro to check his fishing nets or get to remote villages. Provide it on a seasonal basis, when water levels are sufficient for the activity to be safe, mokoro excursion should be at the top of your “to-do list” when on safari in Botswana.