The 14 rooms, raised off the ground, are unique in contemporary design; the dimensions are square, with extensive use of light wood and space. Each suite has a large, comfortable bedroom, sunken lounge with cushions, “sala”, en- suite facilities, an outdoor shower, private deck and plunge pool. A family suite is also on offer with a private deck linking the two separate rooms.
Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in the northern Okavango Delta, comprising two separate satellite camps, each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area tucked beneath a canopy of shady, indigenous trees and with a vista across the floodplains. The main area lays emphasis on relaxation furnished with soft sofas and idiosyncratic objets d’art.
The Vumbura area comprises 60 000 hectares (150 000 acres) in the northern Okavango Delta that includes a diverse mosaic of habitats, from permanent swamp with small palm islands to seasonally inundated floodplains, acacia woodlands, and extensive mopane and Kalahari appleleaf stands. The area is known for its scenic beauty and diversity of wildlife. In addition to large herds of elephant and buffalo in seasonally varying degrees of concentration, majestic sable antelope are a highlight here and share the plains and woodlands with zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe, impala, lechwe, kudu and giraffe. Healthy populations of lion, leopard and spotted hyaena occur, while wild dog are a particular feature and cheetah sightings occasional. Birdlife is abundant – Okavango specials such as Rosy-throated Longclaw, Black Coucal and Long-toed Lapwing are present.
The Okavango Delta is rightly considered one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa.
It is one of the largest inland delta systems in the world, an area of 16 000 km2 (6 000 sq. miles) filled with water channels, lagoons and islands. What makes this area truly remarkable is that it is a wetland paradise
located deep within the arid Kalahari Desert. Each year, floodwaters flow from their catchment areas in the moist central African highlands
over 1 000 km (620 miles) away into the Delta to create the miracle that is the Okavango.
This unique area sustains a huge diversity of fauna and flora, so that game viewing is excellent right through the year.