Little Vumbura

Vumbura Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Family tented rooms

  • Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro

  • Day and night game drives

  • Relax by the swimming pool

  • Guided game walks

  • Seasonal fishing

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Insider's View

Explore the waterways around Little Vumbura by boat or mokoro.

Jump in a canoe and try this water-based safari. Canoes allow you to get closer to the wildlife than a vehicle and give you an amazing glimpse into their world.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Little Vumbura or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Little Vumbura is a stunning six-roomed tented camp situated to the north of Mombo in a private reserve bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta. The camp overlooks the perennial floodplains and the clear Delta waters.

Little Vumbura Camp is an intimate escape hidden on a picturesque island surrounded by the floodplains and deep, clear channels for which the Okavango Delta is so famed. Mokoro, boating, game drives and hot air balloon safaris take advantage of both habitat and wildlife.

Surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large rivers, water-based activities are a focus at Little Vumbura Camp with mokoros traversing the floodplains under the guidance of experienced polers. Motor boats make their way up and down the permanent channels.

Game drives in open Land Rovers allow guests to get close to animals in the savannah areas. Walks (on request) around the islands are an opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective. At an extra cost, hot air balloon safaris (available April to September) are also a unique way to discover the unique and game rich eco system of the Okavango Delta. Game viewing is consistently good all year round at Little Vumbura Camp with lion, leopard, elephant, sable and buffalo along with extensive plains game providing an excellent all-round wildlife experience in this remote corner of the Okavango Delta.

Little Vumbura Camp is also part of a community participation initiative at Wilderness Safaris - bringing the communities that live around the Okavango Delta into the tourism mainstream.

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Accommodation

The six tented rooms of Little Vumbura are large and comfortably appointed. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet. The tents are positioned in the canopies of the vegetations to keep them shaded and cool.

Childcare

The camp is not suited to very small children, so there is a minimum age 8 years. Food and meal times can easily be tailored to suit the needs of younger guests.

Facilities

A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains and a star deck leads off the dining area.

Activities

Surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large rivers, water-based activities are a focus at Little Vumbura Camp with mokoros traversing the floodplains under the guidance of experienced polers. Motor boats make their way up and down the permanent channels. Guests can also enjoy game drives in open Land Rovers to get close to animals in the savannah areas. Walks (on request) around the islands are an opportunity to enjoy the bush from a different perspective. At an extra cost, hot air balloon safaris (available April to September) are also a unique way to discover the unique and game rich eco system of the Okavango Delta.

If you fancy a bit of pampering, massages can be arranged on request.

Reviews

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A small camp hidden on a pretty island surrounded by the floodplains and deep, clear channels, Little Vumbura is a beautiful six-roomed tented camp shaded by the canopy of an ancient Okavango forest. Each tent is large and roomy and has en-suite facilities. A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains and a star deck leads off the dining area.

Experiences

  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Fishing in the Okavango

    Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Game drives in the Okavango

    One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximize your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.

  • Helicopter ride over the Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Walks

    Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.

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Location & directions

Vumbura Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Little Vumbura Camp is situated on an island in a private concession in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, in the same region as its sister camp, Vumbura Plains.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Little Vumbura or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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