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Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The expectations for this camp were extremely high. We had a rocky start, but in the end had a wonderful stay. Before I write anything about what went wrong, I want to first comment that the staff made up for the mishaps. Our guide Gee, who usually works at their sister camp Little Vumbura, is an amazing guide. He is...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Accessible by air from Maun this lodge puts you in the heart of the Delta with access to a variety of game introduced by knowledgeable guides. The bird life is prolific from tiny finches to the majestic Martial Eagle. Rooms are enormous and widely separated for great privacy and feature an indoor and an outdoor shower with lots of hot...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I returned from our 3rd trip to Africa a few weeks ago. It just keeps getting better and better! We will definitely return to this beautiful, peaceful camp. We loved the spacious accommodations with the private patio and plunge pool. The food was great, and we appreciate being able to order off a menu. Of course the...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear MaryLeeDelMar, We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018 and making many more wonderful memories together. Thank you for your high praises which we will be sure to share with all our great staff in camp, especially the fabulous Ike. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The camp is beautiful, the staff excellent, food wonderful and the game viewing superb. However the entry to the lodge was a hazard because of no railings at the initial steps and the "tented" luxury accommodations an accident waiting to happen (which it did!). The tented suite is huge be much wasted space, at least for us. The huge sitting...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear 160824, Thank you for your review, we are glad to see you enjoyed all the wonderful adventures you had on your game drives. We hope your wife's leg is all better now, we were sorry to hear about the incident during your stay in camp although were grateful to hear this did not mar your experience with us. We...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Love all Wilderness Camps in Botswana and would never stay anywhere else! The employees are so welcoming and focused on making your visit extraordinary. The rooms are spectacular and luxuriously comfortable. The food is delicious for all meals and often a mix of local and international flavours. Wildlife is diverse and the guides exceptional. Each night we are given an...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you AnnaandPeterK3D for your fabulous review, we are thrilled to read all your happy memories of your stay with us and hope you will be back soon to make many more together. We will be sure to share your kind words with all the staff in camp – especially our great kitchen team. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Ndola
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a really spectacular camp – the tents (if you can call them that) are huge and beautifully furnished. In fact quite breathtaking - a definite "WOW" moment. Food was excellent and as a solo traveler I was made to feel very welcome. Ike was an experienced and knowledgeable guide making the game drives interesting and exciting with sightings...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear O1239FWsuec, Thank you for the amazing review, we are thrilled to see that even as a solo traveller you felt as though you were among friends during your stay with us and which is how we sadly parted at the end of your stay in camp. We cannot wait to welcome you back. Warm regards Wilderness Safaris

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wilderness Safaris is a masterclass in ecotourism. Their classy approach to absolutely everything they do is a step ahead of anything I have ever seen. Botswana has a model wildlife conservation programme and it shows. Beautiful landscapes and animals, every aspect of this trip was life affirming. Best trip of my life. So far.

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you tanjawessels for the fabulous review, we are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and more so that you were able to take away with you some of the wonderful eco friendly practices that Vumbura and Wilderness Safaris undertakes. We hope we will be able to share many more life changing journeys with you....

Guilderland, New York
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A very unique experience - the "camp" was a 5 star resort . The accommodations were top notch and the service and food were also superb . Our safari guide Ike was a great guy and very knowledgeable . Also our water guide Sparks was a great guy . Most of the staff are from one of the 5 villages...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Coconut12345 for your beautiful review and high praises, we will be sure to share your kind words with Ike, Sparks and all the staff in camp. Community is one of the core values of Wilderness Safaris, and in such, are our neighbours - the rural communities that either own the land on which we operate or live adjacent...

Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 January 2017

we spent some nights in 2016 and will be back in 2017. vumbura is one of those camps really taking your breath away. of course the nature at the delta itself is one-of-a-kind...but the camp really just underlines the beauty of the nature and integrates itself in it. so the camp is not "disturbing" or "mismatching" with nature...you always feel...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this review

Dear bilderland, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see what a great stay you had with us and hope you will visit us again soon. We will be sure to find some more wonderful activities for you to take part in. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Johannesburg, California
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Second visit to vumbura and I will go back again and again. What a wonderful camp. Great game viewing and boating. Chris is a wonderful guide. Staff always friendly and helpful. Great food. Rooms are wonderful. Amazing sun rises and sunsets.

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Thank you rene179 for the amazing feedback. We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your time in camp and will be sure to pass on your regards to Chris and all the staff in camp. We hope you will come back and enjoy many more sundowners with us. Wilderness Safaris

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vumbura Plains, a luxurious retreat of contemporary design, seems to float on a sea of waving reeds in the midst of a large floodplain. The sumptuous rooms, each with its own plunge pool and sala, are uniquely designed, spacious and raised on wooden decks to take in a wide-angled vista. Because the area is a mix of water and dry land, wildlife is diverse, so water-loving lechwe splash through the reeds, while rare sable antelope can be seen in the dry savannah. Lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, wild dog and buffalo along with plains game and prolific birds provide an excellent all-round wildlife experience. • 14 tents • 100% solar • day and night game drives • village visit • mokoro • boat • nature walks • catch-and-release fishing • spa ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp

Address: Vumbura Plains, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Vumbura Plains Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve
Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“Don't come if you have trouble getting up from low seating”
160824, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get the furthest room, that way you walk more and have more of a chance to see wildlife”
tanjawessels, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same.”
Georgina5, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All suites have a unique view”
Mandy690, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are superb and overlook the flood plains.”
ritaSouthAfrica, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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