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Little Vumbura Botswana
Little Vumbura Botswana Aerial View of the Camp in the Okavango Delta

Little Vumbura Botswana is a fantastically popular camp, well known and loved by the Safari Guru team, and certainly one of our favourite Botswana lodges. Sitting on a beautiful private island in the north of the famous Okavango Delta, which it only shares with its more opulent and larger sister camp Vumbura Plains. This is an exceptional area full of variety; seasonal floodplains, permanent channels, and dry areas with woodland forests. This variety comes in a diverse range of fantastic wildlife and activities. On the land, one can look forward to seeing big cats, lions and leopards, endangered wild dogs, elephants and hundred-strong herds of buffalo. Water-based activities include a relaxed glide through the channels in a traditional dugout canoe (a mokoro) or a faster-paced but still leisurely motorboat trip to seek out hippo, crocs and phenomenal bird life. Catch-and-release fishing for bream and African pike is also available. With some luck, the water activities will end with your finding a floating bar or sundowner set-ups on neighbouring Phi-Phi or Shumba Island. Otherwise, float high in a hot-air balloon or take a scenic helicopter flight for a bird’s-eye view of the floodplains and wildlife.

The main areas offer lofty canvas roofs and open sides, welcoming the outside inside! Brilliant blue décor defines the lounge and echoes the watery scenery, with very comfortable sofas and armchairs overlooking the water views.

Little Vumbura Camp has six airy tents shaded by an ancient forest canopy and connected to the main area via wooden walkways. Each tent is large and comfortable, furnished in soft neutrals with indigo touches. Pale timber floorboards, floor-to-ceiling mesh windows and high canvas roofs give a lofty feeling of space and light. The six tents include a family tent with two en-suite bedrooms and a honeymoon tent with an outdoor bath.

The tents are furnished with the usual mosquito netting draped double or twin beds and comfortable chairs. There is an en-suite shower and a separate toilet within the en-suite. Each tent has a large deck with incredible vistas.

The camp also boasts a plunge pool and reading area, complete with a wooden chair swing, overlooking the floodplains. Across a bridge from the dining area is the addition of a star deck and firepit, jutting out over the water and from which to gaze at the magnificent starry nights under these the least polluted skies in the World!

Little Vumbura Botswana Guest Tent Bedroom
Little Vumbura Botswana Main Guest Area
Little Vumbura Botswana Guest Dining Area
Little Vumbura Botswana in the Okavango Delta Frog
Little Vumbura Botswana Guest Pool Area

Getting here is a mini-adventure – as guests disembark onto a floating jetty after the short boat to the island.

The private Vumbura concession really offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta, boasting excellent sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, vast herd of buffalo, and unforgettable water experiences.

Contact us for more information about Little Vumbura and its availability and rates. This camp pairs well with Savute Camp, Selinda Explorations, Qorokwe Camp or Chitabe Lediba Camp.

Little Vumbura Botswana

Property Details

Little Vumbura Botswana Location
Private Vumbura Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana
6 En-Suite Tents
Guest Room Facilities
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Little Vumbura Camp Facilities
Bar, Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
Family Policy
Children Above 12, otherwise children above six would require a private vehicle
Bird Watching, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Safari Drives, Mokoro Excursion, Walks (Guided)
Available Services
Credit Card, Helicopter Excursions
Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Curio Purchases, Helicopter Scenics, Gratuities
Why Little Vumbura Botswana
Considered one of the best island camps in all of the Okavango, and prime wildlife destination

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