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.

Night Drives

Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you might not see during the day.

Mokoro Excursions*

There is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). These excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds. *This activity is water-level dependant.


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

Nature Walks

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

Hot Air Balloon Safaris*

Take the skies in style and soar silently over the rich ecosystem of the Okavango Delta in a hot air balloon. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch elephant playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This experience ends with champagne and snacks (April to September). *This activity is at extra cost.

Cultural Visits*

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


Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. A limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp.


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.

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Submitted by: Charles van Rensburg, Oct 5, 2016

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Latest News From Vumbura Plains

  • Vumbura Plains - July 2016
    Jul 2, 2016

    Lechwe outsmart wild dog at Vumbura this month.

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  • Vumbura Plains - June 2016
    Jun 2, 2016

    Guide Ike’s rare and thrilling sighting of a pangolin near Vumbura Plains was unquestionably the highlight of our wildlife encounters this month…

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  • 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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“ 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