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

Run by researcher Simon Dures in 2011, the ongoing project is developing a comprehensive understanding of the past and present genetic structure of the lion population centred in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

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 – July 2014
    Jul 31, 2014

    The beautiful sable are still doing well around Vumbura Plains and by the look of things we can expect calves soon…

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  • Vumbura Plains – June 2014
    Jun 30, 2014

    Climate and Landscape The yearly inundation has arrived at Vumbura Plains and the roads are filled with crisp clear water while the floodplains are full and glisten in the late evenings, creating a spectacular sunset scene. With...

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  • Vumbura Plains – May 2014
    May 31, 2014

    Standoff between three cheetah and a red lechwe at Vumbura Plains ends with an unexpected twist…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ This camp truly has it all---excellent food, lush accommodations and a natural environment that allows you to get up close and personal with the animals ”
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Reviewed by: Kid55, 2013.09.02