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: Onnie Mokenti, May 20, 2018

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Latest News From Vumbura Plains

  • Vumbura Plains - April 2018
    Apr 19, 2018

    Vumbura’s Kubu Pride plus the four males were spotted feeding on a dead baby elephant near the Lefaufau area – it was simply amazing to see all of them together in one location…

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  • Vumbura Plains - March 2018
    Mar 26, 2018

    The cubs of the Kubu Pride are doing really well and were spotted on numerous occasions with guests regularly returning to Vumbura Plains with wide smiles after observing them crossing the water along Channel Road…

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  • Vumbura Plains – February 2018
    Feb 7, 2018

    At Vumbura Plains, a number of lone hippos were seen out of the channels, having found new temporary homes in these inland water sources…

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“ Accommodation were 7 star. Game was terrific. Food was terrific. ”
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Reviewed by: khandheria, 14 January 2018