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.

Eco-friendly systems

In keeping with Wilderness’ objective of reducing energy consumption and fuel use at all its camps, Vumbura Plains is 100% solar powered, with electricity and hot water provided via solar panels and inverters. Waste water (sewage and grey water) is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment.

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 - September 2017
    Sep 14, 2017

    Sightings of the more elusive species like wild dog, cheetah, pangolin and sable antelope were particularly amazing at Vumbura Plains this month…

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  • Vumbura Plains Camp - August 2017
    Aug 17, 2017

    Gloriously warm afternoons were spent boating on the Delta waters around Vumbura Plains, watching amazing sightings of elephant crossing the deep waters…

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  • Vumbura Plains - July 2017
    Jul 3, 2017

    The wild dogs were seen often between Vumbura North and South camps, sparking the question as to whether they might have a den close by…

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“ A very unique experience - the camp was a 5 star resort. The accommodations were top notch and the service and food were also superb. ”
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Reviewed by: Coconut12345, 29 January 2017