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Accommodation rating: Luxury

Vumbura Plains (pronounced Voombera) Camp is a luxury camp situated to the north of Mombo, in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta. The reserve offers both land and water activities in a park that has a wonderful variety of habitats, a great diversity of wildlife and an enormous traversing area of close on 130,000 acres. Game viewing in wonderful and varied countryside by open 4x4 Land Rovers allows close proximity to animals in the savannah and forested areas. The Vumbura area is possibly the only area in the Okavango where one can see Red Lechwe (which inhabits the fringes of the waterways) and Sable antelope (which 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 is also excellent, with large varieties and quantities. Walks, mokoros and boating give Vumbura's guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective. The rooms are built under the shade trees and consist of 2 x 14-bedded camps linked by raised boardwalks. Each has its own dining, lounge and bar area, although all 28 beds or parts thereof can be utilised for larger parties. All of the luxury rooms are raised off the ground on wooden platforms with walkways connecting them to the main living areas. Each room has a large, very comfortable bedroom, a lounge, a "sala" and en-suite facilities with a shower, a flush toilet and an outdoor shower under the stars. The main dining, lounge and pub area is also raised off the ground and tucked beneath a canopy of shady, indigenous trees with a wonderful vista across the floodplains. Each room has its own plunge pool.

Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.

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