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Reviews of Vumbura Plains

Wildlife sightings and reviews

37 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Vumbura Plains and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in May-2018, 5 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Vumbura Plains.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

80% success

Cheetah

60% success

Wild dog

25% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Wildebeest

75% success

Sable antelope

50% success

Spotted Hyena

25% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sitatunga

0% success

White Rhino

0% success

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Arrival date
Sheffs
USA

"Vumbura Plains review"

2 nights Arrived 24 May 2015
"We loved Vumbura Plains. The site is wonderful and the Lodge is lovely.

The guides were very good and we saw lots of game." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr V
Athens

"Excellent Safari, questionable facilities"

2 nights Arrived 8 Apr 2015
"Vumbura is a fascinating concession for safari. Next time, however, we will stay at little vumbura only.

The architecture of vumbura plains is unfit for the area. It requires continuous maintenance and careful cleaning. Unfortunately, none of the two seem to be a priority. For example, the shade rollers were all damaged and were banging all nite long. The plunge pool looked like it had just been visited by the local hippo. There was not even one chair or stool in the kids room. We wiped the kids closet shelves , and the cloth came out black.etc etc" See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Dr B
Canada

"Outstanding sightings at Vumbura Plains"

3 nights Arrived 3 Mar 2015
"Must have been outstanding when it opened now in the “shabby chic” stage. They are beginning to update the camp with a new boardwalk being installed and re-thatching the rooms. This is starting with Vumbura North so the South suffers from partial replacement work and less than optimal conditions. I’m assuming this is in part as the owners were waiting to see if their lease was renewed.

I would say the camp is now in the Classic category rather than Premium. Although the size of the rooms is impressive the fittings are dated and in bad repair (stained cushions, filthy outdoor furniture) and the plunge pool looked like a health hazard, stained and uninviting. It was also curious that at many times (afternoon tea especially) there were more staff than guests, yet when a thunderstorm rolled through it was one of the managers who came round to wind down the blinds (I couldn’t figure out how to do it as the mechanical winder was hidden away) so the room furniture, floors, steps and some of my gear was drenched, luckily nothing irreplaceable.

That said the wildlife is outstanding and our guide Ron was brilliant at finding the lions, we also saw leopard and cheetah as well as wattled cranes and a selection of raptors. Would highly recommend for the wildlife and I am thinking about visiting little Vumbura on a second trip." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr A
Washington DC

"A deluxe experience in the heart of the Delta"

3 nights Arrived 23 Oct 2014
"Vumbura was everything we expected from this high end accommodation and location. Extremely, luxe and comfortable. Small and intimate, Superb staff and excellent food. Wonderful wildlife presented by engaging and knowledgeable guides.

The quintessential high-end Delta experience." See all these reviews: 7n in Botswana; 3n in Mozambique; 2n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs W
Kensington

"Wow room on Safari"

2 nights Arrived 29 Jun 2014
"The rooms here are amazing!

The food at this camp was excellent, varied and wonderfully presented. Thebe even cooked us Ostrich for breakfast one day as the rest of our party had not had it before and ostrich/game was not on the menu during our stay. The evening of entertainment in the BOMA was great fun.

Very varied terrain here from being in several feet of water in the jeep one minute to being on dry plains the next. The mokoro experience was very pleasant for an afternoon activity. One game drive was particularly memorable as we saw many baby animals, elephant, giraffe, zebra and leopard cubs." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 6n in Mozambique; 2n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms W & Ms T
Arizona

"Vumbura Plains review"

2 nights Arrived 29 Jun 2014
"Vumbura Plains was also fantastic and enjoyed it!!" See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms B & Ms L
New York

"A spectacular place to which I will return"

3 nights Arrived 23 May 2014
"Vumbura Plains was unsurpassed in luxury and indulgence, yet still felt relaxed and intimate. The charming manager greeted us with facility and innate friendliness while anticipating our every need. The layout is stunning and romantic and the tents are luxurious beyond imagination. Every detail is thought through and the tasteful and despite all of the creature comforts we were still in the midst of the wild, with elephants wandering by and kudu waiting by the path to the pool.

Our guide, Emang, was scholarly in his knowledge and affable. He led us to some of the most breathtaking and spectacular sightings, including three magnificent cheetahs and a noble sable in the evening's golden light. My only regret was that I did not get to say goodbye to Ernest, the representative from the community who accompanied us, which was a great addition to the trip. Another highlight was the mokoro ride amidst the painted Angolan reed frogs. I loved hearing about the lily pads and the dangers of securing the edible roots and using the tube as drinking straws. It was a magical day..." See all these reviews: 17n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Prof & Ms M
MD

"Vumbura Plains review"

2 nights Arrived 19 May 2014
"Luxury rooms. Excellent guide. Terrific food. Great introduction to Botswana." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 8n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs D
Belgium

"Vumbura Plains review"

3 nights Arrived 12 Oct 2013
"Great and Kind Staff !! +++++ A must" See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr W
Essex

"Vumbura Plains review"

4 nights Arrived 24 Sep 2013
"Absolutely fantastic location, and the guiding was excellent. We were given a family room, which was well over the top for our needs. Hosting, management and food was as expected for a camp of this high standing.

The eco system was quite different to the other camps we visited, much more lush and water based. Again, we had fantastic wildlife experiences: four leopards (including a mother and her cub), a pride of eight lions, two lone wild dogs which we tracked through mopane for some time and large herds of elephants.

We particularly enjoyed dinner in the bush, which was arranged as a surprise and it certainly was.

Unfortunately a premier camp like this attracts some rather garish and ignorant people who insisted on talking throughout what should have been wonderful wildlife experiences; i.e. talking loudly whilst lions were drinking at a waterhole. This should have been a lovely experience." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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