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Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vumbura Plains Camp was on my wishlist for a couple of years and now we were able to visit. And it didn't dissapoint. The room was big, beautiful, contemporary. And the private pool in hot early November a more then pleasant feature. Apart from a beautiful camp I personally think that the location is one of the best in the...

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

Dear Amigo42, Thank yo for your wonderful review and kind words for our camp and all our great staff and we are glad to hear how many great sightings you had including all the fabulous buffalo. We look forward to your next visit and will have all the mekoros lined up and ready to go for you. Kind regards Wilderness...

Mijdrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly a magical place in the Okavango Delta. With friends (all seasoned safari travelers) we had fantastic game drives with our experienced ranger Lazy. Very adequate and pleasant company in a close group of friends. In addition, we experieced the sundowner by the speedboat, absolutely recommended. As sailing with the Mokoro boats. Not miss if you visit the Okavango Delta....

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

We certainly hope you will all visit us again soon. Thank you MirjamdV for your glowing review and high praises, we will be sure to pass along your regards to the wonderful Lazy. There is nothing quite as magical as the Okavango Delta during the wet season and we are honored to be able to share this experience with amazing...

Germany
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

loved the place nice large tents, great food, friendly staff, had lovely sightings, excellent place to stay , 45min from airstrip. boat rides, exciting safaris on vehicle, bush dinner, good place to spend 2/3 nights @

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

Dear ulle1900, Thank you for the fabulous review, we are overjoyed to see how much you enjoyed all the elements of your stay with us and hope you will come back soon. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Janet and I (celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary), with Kim, Gys, Gabby and Josh Potgieter (celebrating Gys's birthday) returned today from 4 magnificent days at Vumbura Plains North Camp. We are lucky enough to have experienced some magnificent game viewing holidays over the years, but all are unanimous, this tops the pile! Nothing was below superb, the lodge, the rooms,...

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

Dear Andy O, We cannot thank you enough for the phenomenal review and are ever grateful to have been able to spend such a special time with you all and make so many fabulous memories together. Aside from the amazing sightings you had we are thrilled you were able to catch some fish – as is the Wilderness Safaris efforts...

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Loved it, truly awesome seeing so many species, including honey badger, wild dogs, and aardwolf. Game viewing at Vumbura was outstanding and their attention to detail is great. Amazing views from the cottages, so many wonderful birds. The water excursion was stunning, the vegetation, the sunsets, and the otters! In fairness, the bathrooms are showing their wear and tear. But,...

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

Dear Jerry, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad to see how much fun you had with AB and OB and will be sure to pass along your fond regards to them both. Honey badgers and aardwolf’s are rare sightings and hope you were able to get some wonderful photos of them and all the other great sightings...

Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We just got back from the biggest adventure of our lives! We stayed at Vumbura Plains for three nights and were dazzled by the wildlife viewing, the food, the service and the accommodations. Everyone at this camp aims to please. We went in September (during the dry season) and had unobstructed views of the incredible wildlife (the okavango delta's wildlife...

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

Dear bobshor, Thank you for your beautiful review and high recommendation, we are thrilled to read all your happy memories of your stay with us. Chris is a phenomenal guide and hopefully helped you get some stunning photos to match all your beautiful memories. We sincerely hope you will visit us again and stay for as long as you would...

Reviewed 18 September 2016

What can I say? This was a wonderful experience. The accommodations were great. The staff was so welcoming and great ambassadors of the camp. We enjoyed our games drives with Chris, who has to be one of the very best trackers and guides in Botswana. We were there for two nights and if we had to do over again, we...

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

Dear 62betts16, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to read all your wonderful memories of your stay with us and will be sure to share your kind words with Chris and all the great staff in camp. Thank you again Wilderness Safaris

Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 7 August 2016

It was not our first safari however the first trip to the Okawango-and indeed it is different. Don't expext as much wildlife as in the Kruger however the overall experience is phantastic. Vumbura is a lovely camp, great rooms (no walls, you are immediately part of the nature), stunning scenery overlooking a huge area full of surprises. The tour guides...

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

Thank you Klaus, and we certainly do hope you will come back to visit us again. The ever changing Delta is always throwing new surprises at us and we would love to share more of these with you. We will be sure to share your kind words with all the kitchen staff and the entire team on the ground. Kind...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2016

My family was very much looking forward to our once in a lifetime safari in early July this year. We had reserved three rooms at Vumbura Plains a year in advance. As a previous reviewer noted, there was a fire at the camp on the 3rd of June. I have just found out on the 29th of June that they...

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

Dear A_ed30, The unease this has caused you, was certainly not intentional, and an event we would, as you can imagine, wish had not happened. We are sorry that this has affected your journey with Wilderness Safaris. The timing of this could not have been worse as June and July is the start of the peak safari season and majority...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were fortunate to arrive at a gorgeous Vumbura one Friday in time for a delicious lunch with a special Chenin Blanc to accompany it. We set off in high spirits for a game drive later that afternoon, after appreciating the stunning spacious room, private plunge pool and gorgeous outdoor shower. The game drive proved uneventful, but it was lovely...

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Dear Lara, Thank you for your kind review and sorry again for the disruption to your stay. We have shared your kind and caring words with our fantastic staff who are all extremely grateful you and your partner are safe and happy. We hope the lodge you went to the next day was just as wonderful as your first day...

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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 

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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
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“All suites have a unique view”
 of 5 bubbles Mandy690, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are superb and overlook the flood plains.”
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“All very similar, quite a long walk to some”
 of 5 bubbles jandmtav, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 4, with the hippos right outside our chalet.”
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