Little Vumbura Camp
Lodge style Gem under canopy trees
Easygoing island living
Little Vumbura is located on 148.000 acres of private concession in the northern Okavango Delta. Nestled on a wooded island under the canopy of an ancient forest, the camp blends into the pristine surroundings: diverse habitats of permanent swamp, small palm islands, seasonal floodplains and acacia woodlands. From the minute you land at Little Vumbura, you will find it challenging making your way to the camp, since every inch of scenery is so photogenic. Luckily, once at the camp, there are plenty of spots to enjoy this beautiful bush. So while hyena’s cool off in the Delta, observe them from the inviting lounge chairs on the deck. Or take a plunge yourself – that is to say, in the pool. After cooling off, the pampering continues with high-tea and fresh pastries in abundance. Then, let the afternoon safari activities begin. Sit yourself down in a Mokoro boat and listen to the silence of just you and your guide sliding the canoe through clear waters. Gaze at the incredible sunset as you return from the evening safari, the dusk embracing you with warm colours and a sweet African breeze. Enjoy a sundowner back at camp and take it all in: water, bush and sky - this is African beauty from every perspective.
Six elevated tents feature private decks for viewing wildlife. The cabins have canvas ‘walls’, adding to that classic, safari feeling. It also means that you can hear the melodies of bush birds, roar of a lion, or trumpeting elephant. Each tent boasts en-suite bathroom facilities with double vanity, a large mirror and mosquito nets. The bed has plenty of fluffy pillows that you can sink yourself into. Open-plan main areas include a lounge, a bar for those gin and tonics (with probably the best view you ever experience) and a homey dining room. Enjoy a homemade buffet, or eat under a star-studded sky in the traditional boma. The bush is also for finding those silent moments; in the camp, you will find perfect books to read or just relax.
Activities at Little Vumbura Camp
Depending on the water levels, activities include boating and Mokoro excursions as well as catch and release fishing (except during January and February). Catching a prize bream while fly-fishing in the Delta; can it get any better than this? It might, as nature walks are also highly recommended. These natural excursions will take you to nearby islands, but are subject to the availability of a qualified guide. Between exciting day and night game drives (also part of the safari activities), you can cool off in the plunge pool, with its vistas of flood plains. Nearly every evening there is a special event, like a ‘braai’ (traditional African barbecue) in the boma, or singing and dancing with the locals. For an additional charge, you may book a guided visit to an African village… by helicopter. Looking at the bush from a bird’s eye view and meeting the local community – this is the real African experience from every angle.
Tripadvisor comments Little Vumbura
There cannot be a better place for visiting the bush. Our guide, Sevara, lead us on game drives where we saw every type one indigenous animal, including leopard, lion, and cheetah cubs. The camp tries to place only four people on each Land Rover, so viewing is always easy. Excellent Managers include KB who oversees everything and the always present Busi and Chris. Excellent meals are provided in buffet communal table style, to encourage guest, manager, and guide interaction. We most enjoyed the staff's singing and dancing presentation before dinner in the Boma. It was apparent that the staff did, too. There are only six tents for a maximum of twelve guests, but there are about 30-35 staff members. In addition to the game drives, we ventured out in boats and cars, and took a wonderful walking the bush for two hours. It does not get any better.Allen L from Delray Beach, Florida
We were so delightfully surprised from the minute we were picked up from the airstrip until the sad day we had to leave Little Vumbura. On our way to Little Vumbura camp our guide Sevara detoured us to witness 4 lions stalking and thus began our adventure.Each day offered us exciting safari drives to see lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes,giraffes and so much more.The friendly staff greeted us with smiles, cold drinks and showed us to our amazing rooms:"tents"outfitted in a very beautiful and romantic way. Big screened windows brought the sounds and sights into our room. The food was excellent and each evening meal was started with happy singing by the staff. You can choose to be on land drives, water trips and canoe. Little Vumbura staff are there to take care of your needs, questions and make sure you have the best experience. Even received help with my camera and they shared one of the recipes. We thought Sevara, our guide, was very knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humor. Well managed camp and great staff!!RBDD from Denver, Colorado