Bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta, this lavish safari camp is shaded by a thick canopy of trees and raised on wooden platforms, offering splendid views of the lush Delta terrain. Guests at either of the two 7-roomed satellite camps can enjoy land- and water-based activities in an unfenced private concession. Vumbura North Camp is slightly more geared towards families or groups travelling together, while Vumbura South Camp is suited to couples on honeymoon.

Birders will delight in being able spot slaty egrets, wattled cranes and the elusive Pel’s fishing owl while game lovers will enjoy being able to tick off their lists and photograph their favourites (all 4x4s are equipped with convenient bean bags for you to steady your camera). Vumbura Plains has two motorboats –each seating six – and half-a-dozen mekoro for excursions onto the flooded plains. Or take nature walks with a knowledgeable guide and try your hand at superb catch-and-release fishing.

As an eco-retreat, the emphasis at Vumbura Plains is on ensuring the most relaxing possible holiday within a magnificent stretch of wilderness. Even the walls of your enormous private shower are constructed from floor-to-ceiling glass to allow you tranquil views of herds of grazing impala or passing zebras.


  • Private concession in Okavango Delta
  • Game drives, walking & water safaris
  • Superb predator sightings
  • Spacious contemporary suites with private plunge pools
  • Helicopter flights
  • Hot air balloon rides April to September
  • Bush Buddy programme for young guests on request

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The camp boasts spacious public areas that provide breathtaking views of the plains. The contemporary, open-sided main communal area is shaded by a canopy of trees. Inside, a dining area and bar with glass sliding doors and outside plenty of comfortable sitting areas are to be found. A fire pit is built into the deck, making for a fantastic place to keep warm at night and enjoy a drink. The pool is great for unwinding between meals or activities, whether you want to swim or read a book while lounging around the sapphire water.

Aside from twice-daily game drives, walking safaris with an armed guide as well as boating trips (water-level dependent) in a motorised boat or mokoro are also available.

A beauty and wellness therapist is at hand if you would like to indulge in any massage or spa treatments during your stay.

A specially trained member of the Bush Buddy team can be assigned to guests aged six to 12 or 13 to 17, who will receive an age-appropriate gift on arrival. Their Bush Buddy will lead them in treasure hunts, African games and lessons in cooking in the open, like 'chicken in the ground' and pizza-making in termite mounds.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Swimming Pool
    Laundry Service
    Children's Club
    Solar power


Enjoy a cooked breakfast buffet before your morning safari and a substantial brunch on your return from the wilderness. A decadent choice of sweet and savoury snacks is laid out for afternoon tea to be enjoyed before your evening game drive. Dinner is served either under the stars on the deck or inside the communal area. Three-course gourmet meals – including moreish butternut squash lasagne - are accompanied by excellent wines, which your hosts quite happily recommend at your request. Romantic bush dinners can also be arranged.

North Standard Tent

Covered with a thatch roof, these sophisticated tents are open on three sides and crafted from canvas, glass and wood. Minimalist in their contemporary design, each en suite tent is built on a raised platform affording guests splendid views of the plains below. Tents comprise a bedroom and an adjoining sunken lounge leading onto an expansive deck. The extensive deck area boasts an outdoor lounge and dining area as well as a plunge pool and hot shower overlooking the plains.

North Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor shower
    Private pool
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Solar power


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Mokoro trails
  • Star gazing
  • Bush dining
  • Fishing
  • High tea on offer
  • Night drives
  • Photographic safaris
  • Private game-drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Sunset cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $2445 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $1150 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018 $1770 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 11 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $1040 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018 $1480 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $2520 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $1185 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019 $1825 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. South Standard Tent,North Family Tent Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Vumbura Plains was the best, the top of our holidays, the safari was excellent with a lot of wildlife, the rooms are absolutely amazing and also the common areas and the food. Every detail is though to provide the customer a unique experience.

    Catarina Penetra, September 2013
  • Very nice camp with an amazing panorama. Very nice staff, excellent food. Letee, our guide, was more reserved than Moses, but his knowledge of the animals added greatly to our visit there.

    David Brown, August 2008

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"The ultimate in luxury, Vumbura Plains offers amazing vista's across the floodplain. Throughout the camp - the furnishings and design offer a contemporary feel with emphasis on relaxation, sophistication and style. Safari with the wow factor."



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Very nice camp with an amazing panorama. Very nice staff, excellent food. Letee, our guide, was more reserved than Moses, but his knowledge of the animals added greatly to our visit there.

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