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Little Vumbura

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

This special camp has varied game viewing and is truly stellar. A wonderful ambiance exudes from this island property. It is one of our top choice camps when we can find the space.

Little Vumbura is a six-tented camp situated in a private concession of the Okavango Delta. The entire area of over 100,000 hectares has been ceded to the local people to be managed sustainably so they can share the splendor of their homes with those seeking the ultimate wildlife viewing experience in a stunning maze of waterways and grasses.

Each one of the six-tented rooms has en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water, a shower, and flush toilet.  Each tent has a deck with incredible vistas.  The main dining, lounge and pub area is tucked beneath a canopy of indigenous trees with a view across the floodplain. The camp also has a plunge pool.

Little Vumbura offers guests both water and land based activities. Traditional dug out canoes, mokoros, will glide you through the lily padded waters of the Delta, under the guidance of polers from the BaYei Tribe. Boats take you out onto the larger and deeper areas of water. Open 4x4 Land Rovers allow close proximity to animals in the savannah areas. This is possibly the only area in the Okavango where you can see red lechwe from a mokoro in the morning, then a Sable antelope from a game vehicle in the afternoon. Add in lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo along with all the plains game, and one has an excellent all around game experience in a remote corner of the Okavango.