Vumbura Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Vumbura Plains is a Premier Camp

Things to do at Vumbura Plains

Due to our location, Vumbura Plains offers both land- and water-based game-viewing activities, as ways of observing the range of life around us.

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people allowing each guest a 'window' seat. Bean bags are available to use for steadying your camera while on game drive.

Night Drives

Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.

Mokoro Excursions

There is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe). At Vumbura we have six mekoro.


Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. Vumbura has two boats seating six guests comfortably.

Nature Walks

On request, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.

Cultural Visits*

Visit one of the traditional villages of the Okavango Community Trust, meet the people and learn about the local culture. *This activity is at extra cost.


Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.


The birding around Vumbura Plains is exceptional all year round, with migrant species present in the summer. Pel's fishing-owl is regularly seen, with other specials like wattled crane and slaty egret.

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