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Reviewed 28 November 2018

I spent 2 nights in November at Vumbura Plains whilst on safari with colleagues. The management and staff here made us incredibly welcome and the Boma dinner out under the stars with all the wonderful singing by the whole team was a highlight of our trip. The rooms and main lodge are beautifully furnished and our private plunge pool was so appreciated in the heat of the afternoon. Ron, our guide was an absolute legend and guided us on the best game viewing of our whole trip. He was totally committed to giving us the very best experience and gave us some wonderful moments.

Date of stay: November 2018
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Thank amanda w
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with us. We will be sure to share your kind words with Ron and all the great staff in camp. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Bush regards
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Marvellous camp. Lovely location looking out over the water - except for when the hippos started calling out at 03.30 in the morning. Our guide was Speedy - very knowledgeable. Able to track animals by their tracks, which meant that we saw the highlights before other visitors. We did the moroko trip, which was terrific - very beautiful - and the motor boat trip. Lovely and helpful staff, and great food.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Stephen B
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you SBSevenoaks thank you for your wonderful review, Speedy is a special guy and we are glad to see he was able to show you the wonderful sights of the Plains. We hope you will come and visit us soon.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and I recently stayed at this camp and experienced some of our best safari sightings of our trip. Our guide Speedy was awesome and was the first guide we had that was consistently able to track animals (resulting in us being the first ones to observe certain animals). We stayed in several camps and Speedy was the best guide we had.

The camp is also very nice and the staff were very accommodating. For some reason we were placed in a family unit which was too large for just my wife and I, but the room was very spacious and comfortable. The food was excellent and staff were very attentive.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank lukep21SD
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear lukep21SD,

The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. We are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed exploring this area with Speedy and hope you got many wonderful photos of all your sightings.

Delta Regards
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Just spent 3 nights at Vumbura south camp.
I can’t praise it enough. A beautiful camp, the food was lovely, and the staff so friendly and courteous. Nothing is too much trouble.
Thanks to Ron our guide who was amazing. Lions, leopards, cheetah with cubs, six hyenas who were very excited , and a honey badger! Along with all the elephants and antelopes.
The river cruise was just beautiful, as was the mokoro trip .
I would highly recommend a trip to the Delta. Wonderful

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wilderness_Safaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you JulieM0ss for the amazing review and high praises for the wonderful Ron - we will be sure to share all your great words with all the staff in camp. There is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). These excursions reveal the fascinating smaller creatures of the Delta including colourful frogs and lively waterbirds.

Thank you again
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This was our final destination on our vacation across Namibia, Zambia and Botswana and boy did we save the best to last at this Wilderness Safaris Camp situated about 25km north of Mombo, in the neighbouring private reserve of 60,000 hectares within the Okavango Delta.

We stayed in the South Camp which has only 6 lodges (8 on the adjoining North Camp) and each lodge was privately fenced off and of a luxurious size with private decking, plunge pool, sun loungers and external seating area overlooking the floodplain.

The bed is huge (big enough to sleep 4!) with a work area, shower overlooking the plain (while there is an external shower too), plenty of electricity points, a same day laundry service and a well-stocked mini-bar. It is worth noting there is no WiFi or phone signal within the camp.

The main area has a lovely decking area with a fire pit all overlooking the plains. Meals can be taken outside or if windy/ colder inside with shutters closed. There is also a separate bar and seating area.

The food here is extremely delicious. All meals are of a good size and unlike some other camps the brunch doesn’t make you feel you won’t be able to eat ever again! All important given how regular you get offered food on safari!

Animals do roam free through the camp so expect a chorus of hippos serenading you to sleep through the night or elephants walking right by and in touching distance. Amazing!

The drives here offer a wide range of different landscapes and you can expect to see lions and leopards (we saw more leopards here than we have anywhere else across Africa or India), all other main mammals, birds etc. Our guide Nas was brilliant, especially for someone so young (as guides go!).

The mokoro rides are super-relaxing whilst the motorboat safari offers a completely different perspective of the delta.

However, as much as this camp is well decorated, adorned and situated what makes this stand out is the people. Everyone is so happy, positive, welcoming, chatty, polite and basically very friendly. They really make you feel special and for us this has easily been the best of the many camps we have stayed at. Thank you all and we will definitely return at some point.

If I could I would give this camp a rating well above the 5 maximum.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank KevL69
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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear KevL69,

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that our fabulous staff helped make your journey that much more memorable. Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mekoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience.

Thank you again
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