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“Amazing and Outstanding cannot describe this Camp - it has the WOW factor all round!!”

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Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

An amazing camp that ticks all the boxes for comfort, bare foot luxury, food, service and first class game viewing. Words cannot describe the lodge with its spectacular setting and decor. The staff were attentive to all our needs and created a bush brunch in the wild which was a highlight. The river boat trip was another must with a breathtaking sunset over the African Bushveld. Simply Outstanding!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank sunnySA-7
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Thank you SunnySA-7, we are so pleased to hear fellow Africans compliment the sunset so much, because every time we see it ourselves we cannot help but marvel at the magnificence, almost every day. We sometimes feel quite silly in our gushing over it. Thank you then for make us feel like we are not alone.

We will be sure to share your kind words with all our staff, especially the team in the kitchen who prepare those marvelous baskets for our bush treats.

Thank you again,
The Team at Vumbura

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Loved our time on 60000 hectares of private concession with luxury accommodation and service.We were up close and personal with the wildlife, including hippo and elephant right by the villa.The staff were attentive and friendly and food and service excellent.The culinary highspot is the brunch served after the morning game drive from 6am to 11 ish.My wife has a shoulder disability not yet fixed by surgery and the guides and staff were very accommodating and caring about the reduced mobility.
Our first African safari experience, taken alongside our good friends who are safari veterans and live in Botswana, and the camp handled very different expectations and interests.
We especially appreciated the smiling girls who met every drive and helped us dismount with all our gear, provide cool hand towels and a cocktail on the evening return.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms are a fair walk from the lodge area.Its on a raised boardwalk and pleasant, but ho...
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter W
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

Dear Peter,

Thank you for beautiful review, we are honoured to have been a part of your first safari experience and overjoyed to see our camp and staff were able to leave you with such amazing memories.

We are glad everyone was able to help make things easier for your wife, we are more than willing to help and accommodate all our guests’ needs, as long as we have a little notice prior to your arrival by means of your Travel Agent.

Our staff love greeting the guests when they return from the game drives, this is where you see the biggest smiles and get the most amazing recounts of the adventures they have just been on.

Thank you again.
The Team at Vumbura Plains

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Reviewed 6 January 2016

This was an amazing camp. We had been traveling for 2 months and had some great accommodation, but Vumbura Plains was definitely the highlight of our entire trip. The staff were well-trained and engaged. From the first moment, they all greeted us by name and remembered our preferences - for coffee, drinks, and everything else. From the General Manager Alex, to Poppy who greeted us, to Ruby who served our meals, and everyone else, the staff were friendly and tried to anticipate and accommodate our every need. The food was spectacular and beautifully presented. We loved our room - we posted a picture on Facebook and everyone who saw it loved it. We have posted that picture with this review. It had everything that we could possibly need. The guides were excellent, from BK who picked us up at the airstrip and led us on our Mokoro adventure, to Lasi, the superb guide that we had for all of our safaris. The safari drives were obviously the focus and highlight of the experience, and they did not disappoint. Lasi really worked at making sure that we had as great an experience as possible. We got the most amazing sunset pictures because he went out of his way to get us to a spot which made it possible. See the picture that we have included. We felt pampered the entire time and enjoyed our stay to the utmost. I just read a couple of earlier reviews and wonder if the people were at the same camp! For us it was an incredible experience that we would happily repeat.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank cellarpat
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Dear cellarpat,

What wonderful feedback! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at Vumbura Plains, and for singing the praises of the team on the ground - they will be thrilled when we share this with them. Knowing that it was an incredible experience which you would happily repeat is all we ask from our guests.

In hopeful anticipation of having you travel with us again...
Best wishes
Vumbura Plains management

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Wonderful safari experience at private lodges overlooking the river. Great staff. And great food. We felt very pampered and enjoyed our stay. Lodges have plunge pool for hot days. They are large with open views and screen in for blow thru breezes.
The staff has different experiences planned for you every day beyond the safaris. It was a pleasure,fun and entertaining. The food was great.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lysandra T
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Dear Lysandra T,

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about the staff, the food, the activities and the safari experience at Vumbura Plains! It pleases us greatly to know that you felt very pampered during your stay as this is something we constantly strive for at all our camps and as one of the Wilderness company values is fun, it is good to know we delivered on the front too!

Warm regards
Vumbura Plains

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

My wife and I stayed recently at Vembura Plains and it was supposed to be the highlight of our trip. The staff was very un engaging and did not go out of their way, the food was so so and the room needs updating. The only positive is the game viewing was excellent.

This place is soooo incredibly over priced! For this kind of money there are many other places to stay that you actually get what you pay for.

It seems Wilderness Safari does a great job in marketing to tour companies and travel agents, but this property in my opinion is very mis represented.. Maybe a few years ago it was different but they seem to have lost their focus.

We did reach out to Wilderness Safari upon return and they hid behind the tour company we booked through. In the end they were quite un interested and dismissed our observation and comments.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2015

Dear Vermont1newyork,

We are sorry to hear that your stay with us in July was unable to meet your expectations.And please believe us when we say we are very interested in hearing your comments and misgivings with Vumbura Plains.

We were, unfortunately, unable to recall your initial communication with us. If you wouldn't mind could you please contact our Customer Care department again, we will do our utmost to rectify all the problems you found in camp.

Kind regards,
Wilderness Safaris

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Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains Camp

Address: Vumbura Plains, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #18 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Okavango Delta
Number of rooms: 14
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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Vumbura Plains Camp Hotel Moremi Game Reserve

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