Vumbura Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Vumbura Plains is a Premier Camp

4Cs Projects at Vumbura Plains

In addition to helping to conserve the area, Vumbura Plains is part of a community participation plan that brings the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta.


Okavango Community Trust

Vumbura Plains is situated in a Wildlife Management Area. Five villages have combined to form a Trust which has partnered with Wilderness Safaris. It manages the affairs of the community and ensures that the rewards of ecotourism are fairly distributed.

Botswana Lion Genetics Study

Researcher Simon Dures is developing a comprehensive understanding of the past and present genetic structure of the lion population centred in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Keeping the Environment Clean

It is vital that our waste water does not contaminate the environment. At Vumbura Plains, sewage and grey water are therefore treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural sphere.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Vumbura Plains’ community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.

Latest News From Vumbura Plains

  • Vumbura Plains – June 2015
    Jul 23, 2015

    Elephant sightings and encounters with the rare sable antelope – not to mention myriad other bird and mammal life – all kept Vumbura’s guests enthralled this month…

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  • Vumbura Plains – April 2015
    May 22, 2015

    Guests at Vumbura Plains were treated to a number of predator sightings including lion, leopard, hyaena – and at times wild dog – all complemented by many herds of elephant and antelope, as well as birds and reptiles…

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  • Vumbura Plains – March 2015
    Apr 15, 2015

    Vumbura Plains’ guests enjoyed yet another enchanting month on the Kwedi Concession with comfortable summer temperatures and extraordinary wildlife sightings…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Vumbura Plains is rather amazing! It's just beautiful. The game was the best here out of any of the camps we hit on this trip. ”
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Reviewed by: SafariSnob, 2015.05.13