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 Vumbura Plains Album

Submitted by: Annabel Ellis, Jun 12, 2017

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Latest News From Vumbura Plains

  • Vumbura Plains - March 2017
    Mar 7, 2017

    Impressive herds of sable were seen on the way to Vumbura’s airstrip this month...

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  • Vumbura Plains - February 2017
    Feb 6, 2017

    Things don’t always go as planned: the only thing predictable about the bush is that it is unpredictable; a few weeks back some of our Vumbura managers and a guide with guests got to experience just how true that is…

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  • Vumbura Plains - January 2017
    Jan 14, 2017

    One of the lionesses from the Kubu Pride has given birth to three tiny cubs which look fat and healthy…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ 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