December 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce that Vumbura Plains in Botswana’s Okavango Delta has been named the best Boutique Bush Home in The Style Junkies Awards for the second consecutive year.
“It is truly an honour to take the number one spot for two years running and a source of tremendous pride that we have managed to continue to meet the exacting standards and expectations of The Style Junkies”, says Wilderness Safaris Botswana Operations Manager, Deon de Villiers. According to The Style Junkies, Vumbura Plains won the award for providing “the ultimate safari dream”, and for enabling guests to “experience nature at its unspoiled best, while world-class comfort and style stroke the senses”.
Featuring a contemporary and unique design, Vumbura Plains comprises two separate camps with 14 spacious tents in total. Each unit features its own plunge pool and sala, from which guests can soak up the panoramic views of the surrounding floodplain. Located in a part of the Delta offering both water- and land-based activities, guests can enjoy game drives and mokoro trips for an excellent all-round wildlife experience.
Earlier this year, Vumbura Plains completed an energy conversion programme and now operates on 100% solar power resulting in a major reduction in carbon emissions. “We are extremely proud to demonstrate that we can continue to offer extremely high levels of comfort and deliver the exceptional experiences that our guests have come to expect from Wilderness Safaris, while at the same time protecting the planet’s precious natural resources”, adds de Villiers.
The Style Junkies, an Amsterdam-based independent luxury travel website, launched its awards programme in 2014 to recognise the world’s best travel experiences and stand-out hotels. Describing the factors the judging panel considered when selecting this year’s winners, The Style Junkies Founder, Myrthe Strjibos said: “Apart from all the expected bells and whistles, a hotel is good-looking, authentic, personal and truly exceptional. You can really feel the love, passion and pureness. Furthermore, all the award winners deliver the most extraordinary experiences”.
“All the award winners (including Vumbura Plains Camp, as per pics above) deliver the most extraordinary experiences.” Myrthe Strjibos, The Style Junkies Founder
The full list of winners can be viewed on The Style Junkies website.