Vumbura Plains Camp is a premier tented camp situated to the north of Mombo, in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. The Vumbura area is possibly the only area in the Okavango where one can see Red Lechwe (an animal that inhabits the fringes of the waterways) and a Sable antelope (an animal that enjoys the dry countryside) on the same game drive. Add in Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cheetah and Buffalo along with all the plains animals and one has an excellent all round wildlife experience in a remote and private part of the Okavango. Birding too is great with large varieties and quantities.
We had such a fantastic time from beginning to end! It was flawless each day to the next… the transfers, the accommodations – from the shower at Vumbura to the shower at the Vic Falls hotel, the staff, the food (especially the food at Vumbura), the scenery, the game drives, the sundowners, the EVERYTHING.Read More
- Kathy Hocking
Vumbura Plains Camp was a wonderfully -beautiful setting, with great accommodations set along the length of the wetland. It was quite a surprise to see the quality of the rooms there. Game drives at Vumbura had to contend with quite deep water levels at times. Our camp guide, Obi (who we found out was the head guide) often had to open the door of his vehicle to let the water drain out. At Vumbura we saw everything: lions walking through water, great elephants, leopards, wild dogs, cheetah.
Flying on to Selinda Camp, we had more good experiences --both enjoying the beautiful lodge and accommodations, dining out under the stars each night, and great game drives with another very good camp guide (Mots). Here, too, we saw everything--great elephant, several up-close viewings of a pair of cheetah brothers, a lioness with two young cubs, wonderful giraffe, wonderful male lions (calling each night). It was very interesting to learn about Derek and Beverly Joubert at Selinda Camp, their passion for African wildlife, and to see Beverly's beautiful photographs.
In all, we saw about 160 bird species during our two weeks in Botswana. Best regards,Read More