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 - April 2016
    Apr 10, 2016

    Sightings of the big males from the Kubu Pride were undoubtedly a highlight at Vumbura this month, while our first hot air balloon activity produced a superb flight…

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  • Vumbura Plains - March 2016
    Mar 1, 2016

    Right in our Vumbura Plains staff canteen area we have had the privilege of watching a pair of long-billed crombecs build a nest from scratch, the female lay her little eggs and wait for the hatchlings…

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  • Vumbura Plains - February 2016
    Feb 19, 2016

    The Golden Pack of wild dog kept our guests highly entertained on numerous occasions at Vumbura Plains, and was even seen chasing jackal…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ The animal sightings were non-stop and the hospitality unrivalled. If you go to the Okavango Delta, do not miss this camp! ”
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Reviewed by: Intrepidtraveler23, 03 April 2016