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Vumbura Plains Camp

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Situated in Vumbura, a huge private concession that borders the Moremi Game Reserve, Vumbura Camp is one of Botswana’s most impressive properties. Designed by Sylvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, who also designed Mombo, Jao and North Island in the Seychelles, the camp itself is spectacular.

Split into 2 main camps, North and South, Vumbura has a total of 14 rooms, all raised on wooden platforms and connected by a raised wooden walkway throughout both camps. Each villa has its own private pool, an outdoor decking area complete with your own sala for afternoon naps, indoor and outdoor showers and their very own fire pits.

The rooms themselves are attractive taught canvas tents with huge four poster beds draped in mosquito netting, lounge areas with great views out over the plains and the most attractive bathrooms in any of the Wilderness camps. They are enormous, measuring 88 sq meters for the bedroom alone.

The main dining, lounge and communal area is also raised off the ground, tucked away beneath a canopy of shady, indigenous trees with a wonderful vista across the floodplains and beyond.

Resident game at Vumbura can be seen from your rooms with good volumes of both the savannah and wetland species; lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, red lechwe and sable antelope are often spotted on drives during the day and night. The quality of the guides in camp is extremely high with spectacular walking safaris and makoro excursions being taken out every day.

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Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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