Vumbura Plains: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Vumbura Plains, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 24 Sep 2020
Facilities at Vumbura Plains
- Property facilities
- Bar, Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Plunge Pool, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Game Drives, Massages, Mokoro Excursion, Night Drives, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Cultural Tours, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Hot-air Ballooning
Room types at Vumbura Plains
There are two family tents at Vumbura North each accommodating four guests comprising two bedrooms each with own bathroom facilities. The main adult room has a large sunken lounge and spacious showers whilst the second child’s room is smaller and has standard facilities.
Vumbura Plains – South
There are six twin bedded tents and one double bedded tent. The single beds can be pushed together to make a double bed. There is one twin bedded guide/pilot room which is much smaller than a standard tent.
Vumbura Plains – North
There are four twin bedded tents and one double bedded tent. The single beds can be pushed together to make a double bed. There is one twin bedded guide/pilot room which is much smaller than a standard tent.
Activities at Vumbura Plains
Hot Air Ballooning Safaris *
Take to 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 (offered mid-April 2020 to end August 2020 October, as well as mid-April 2021 to mid-September 2021).
* This activity is weather permitting and at extra cost.
Vumbura Plains Camp - Birding
The birding at Vumbura Plains is as varied as it is exceptional all year round. In the summer many migrant species are present, while other specials which are regularly seen include wattled crane, slaty egret, chirping cisticola, fan-tailed widowbird, pink-backed pelican and possibly rosy-throated longclaw for the dedicated birders.
Vumbura Plains Camp - Boating
Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. Vumbura has two boats seating six guests comfortably.
Vumbura Plains Camp - Fishing
Fishing is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. A limited supply of basic equipment is available at camp.
Vumbura Plains Camp - 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.
Vumbura Plains Camp - 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.
Vumbura Plains Camp - 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.
Vumbura Plains Camp - Night Drives
Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you might not see during the day.
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