little vumbura camp

Northern Okavango Delta.

In the same concession as Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura offers the same quality of safari in the Okavango Delta, but in a very different set up to its larger sister. Situated on a beautiful island in a private reserve in the north of the Delta, Little Vumbura, as its name suggests, is much smaller than Vumbura Plains; a truly authentic safari camp.

Little Vumbura is reached by a long wooden walkway which leads to a shady bar and outside dining area on one side, and a shaded lounge with plenty of comfortable blue armchairs and sofas on the other. The dining area is large, decorated with enormous drums, and has a long dining table. The star deck and camp fire is perfect for relaxing at night. There is a library with a good selection of books and two lounger style chairs to relax on. Both the lounge and the library area have great views over the water which surrounds the camp. A private plunge pool and decked area, with sun-beds and a shaded canopy also have views over the surrounding reed beds. Little Vumbura has a well stocked curio shop. Little Vumbura Camp has 220v generator powered electricity. 12w battery power (charged by the generator) is used for lighting and fans in each guest tent 24hrs a day.

Little Vumbura has six tents built under a huge canopy of ancient ebonies, marulas, knobthorns and fig trees. Attractive palms give the island a tropical feel and also attract elephants onto the island, especially towards the end of winter. Each tent is large and has private facilities, as well as an outside shower. The tented rooms are on low platforms with paths threading through the trees to the public areas.

Activities

The focus at Little Vumbura is on water activities as the camp is surrounded by water and close to permanent big and fast flowing channels. Game viewing in four-wheel drive vehicles is another activity offered to guests staying at Little Vumbura. Night drives are possible most of the year, but may be restricted if flood levels are too high. General game species are abundant around Little Vumbura including impala, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck, chacma baboon, red lechwe, vervet monkey and common reedbuck. Sable antelope, giraffe, elephant, tsessebe, Cape buffalo and hippo are also often seen. Wild dogs frequently move through the concession and other predators include several resident lion prides, leopard, cheetah and the African wildcat. With both water and dry land around, Little Vumbura offers deep-water motor-boat trips and shallow-water excursions by mokoro. Guided walks and fishing excursions are also possible at Little Vumbura. Little Vumbura is a first-rate Okavango camp for bird-watching, as it is within an area of many different environments: from shallow- and deep-water floodplains and channels to dense, shady woodlands.

Why we like Little Vumbura Camp

Little Vumbura is an intimate and authentic safari camp with great variety of game activities. Birdwatching is particularly good.