Okavango Delta, Botswana
Opulence meets with safari chic at Vumbura Plains Camp, a premium lodge that combines everything you could ever ask for in a safari. Set in the iconic Vumbura Reserve, where you’re surrounded by an astonishing density of big game, the lodge offers some of the most luxurious accommodation in the whole of the Okavango.
Each suite has a sunken lounge and private plunge pool overlooking the floodplains, plus floor-to-ceiling glass walls for admiring the animals from the king-sized bed. Gloriously appointed, these palatial suites are that good you hardly want to leave. Dine in on your private deck, shower beneath the stars as elephants rumble past, and enjoy a personal service that befits the contemporary design.
Although it’s called a camp, it’s really more like a lodge. The 14 suites are split across two separated areas. And they’re all located in an exceptionally beautiful area that captures the heart. Habitats blur together in the private Vumbura Reserve, where floodplains meet woodland and there’s water all year around. This bountiful landscape is home to a legendary collection of predators and four-legged residents.
The question isn’t whether you’ll see the big cats, but whether you’ll spot them dining on a buffalo or chasing a zebra. Motorboat and mokoro excursions provide a calm Okavango experience, while game drives are all about the unrivalled drama of nature. This makes Vumbura Plains Camp a real standout, as it combines contemporary luxury accommodation with a legendary safari experience in the wild.
- All suites have a double bed and a plunge pool
- Full board food and drink
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Night drives
- Walking safaris (intermittently available as dangerous predators are in the vicinity)
- Mokoro and motorboat safaris
Open all year round, children over the age of 12 are welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £845 / €965 / $1095