Very popular camp on a permanent Delta channel
2017 $965 - $1725
Okavango Delta - MIXED Camp
Price Range (2017)
$965 - $1725
Little Vumbura Map
This is a delightful camp that takes advantage of its position on the edge of permanent water in what is considered to be a dry area. The lodge seems a sprawling mixture of linked areas but still maintains an intimate feel about it.
It shares the same region as its much bigger sisters Vumbura Plains North and South, but again due to its location and being pretty much surrounded by permanent water, it keeps away from the busier areas whilst being able to take advantage of the excellent game viewing the bigger camps offer. The only downside is that when all the camps are full and the game viewing is a little slower, there are too many vehicles in the area and your sighting may be shorter than you would like... this is not really the norm though. Besides, Little Vumbura takes more advantage of its water activities as well as its game drives
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Mixed Camp. Wet and Dry activities dependant on flood levels.
Kwedi Reserve, Northern Okavango Delta
By Light aircraft transfer to airstrip then private vehicle or boat transfer to camp
Wilderness Classic style lodge with 6 fully en-suite canvas tents.
Children of all ages accepted with conditions
Up to 16 Years: A child must share a room with an adult
Up to 12 Years: A private vehicle needs to be booked
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The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Little Vumbura Camp are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Encounters with hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African Wild Dog, several resident prides of lion, leopard, cheetah and the African wildcat.
The birding around Little Vumbura Camp is as varied as it is exceptional all year round. In the summer many migrant species are present. Pel's Fishing Owl is regularly seen, with other specials including Wattled Crane, Slaty Egret, Chirping Cisticola, Little Bee-eater, Fan-tailed Widowbird and possibly Rosy-throated Longclaw.
50% game drives 50% water activities (but can change depending on flood levels)
· Game drives via 3 x 10 seater open 4 x 4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of 6 or 7 guests, allowing all guests an outside seat.
· Night drives.
· The camp does have a supply of bean bags for guests to use to steady their camera while on a game activity.
· Guided walking safaris can be arranged on nearby islands and must be requested prior to travel as this activity is subject to season and the availability of a qualified walking guide.
· Birding and fishing.
· Water game viewing in mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe) 4 x 2 seater mokoro
· Three motorised boats seating 8 guests.
· Fishing on a catch and release basis (fishing is prohibited in Botswana in January and February for fish breeding purposes). The camp has
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 and game drives take advantage of both habitat and wildlife.
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.
Although sharing the same region as its bigger sister camp, Vumbura Plains, Liitle Vumbura is much more intimate and has a much different look and feel. Built entirely on raised wooden decking the whole lodge seems a little like a complex arrangement of separate areas, all these areas and accommodations are reached via raised walkways allowing the lodge to feel as though it sits entirely on flood waters.
The main lodge living area is as at one end of camp whilst all the accommodation is on the other. When arriving at the jetty you walk straight into the central area which mainly comprises of the bar.
To the left is a nice proportioned lounge with an array of differing soft furnished seating backed by some beautiful old style chests. These all lay under an ornate canvas structure which is a little different to the norm found in the region. In this area is also to be found a small well stocked library of interest with extra seating.
To the right, their is a separate bar and dinning area with their decking which leads on further to a lovely fire deck and a separate pool at the back.
The whole main lodge is very open planned and generally none of the structures appear to have any walls thus giving you a marvellous sensation of being right in the middle of this small water and reed paradise, the whole camp being surrounded by the Delta waters.
Lodgings are in individual tents on the waterways, all are reached by raised decking.
The double door entrance takes you into a light and airy space which is complimented by the lighter colours of the curtains and the flooring. Wooden beds are provided with mosquito net protection. The area also benefits from a writing desk and a small seating area.
En-suite facilitates are provided in tent and are simply done, with his and hers basins. With a outside veranda, each suite is designed to maximise the views of the area.
Even though Little Vumura shares the same area as its bigger sister, Vumbura Plains, this camp is much more inimate and sits in an entirely different posion in that it resides on a small island and lays shaded under the canopy of an ancient Okavango forest. 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.
Little Vumbura Camp is situated in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta in what is known locally as the Kwedi Reserve. Here the vegetation ranges from open floodplains to dense mopane bushveld - offering spectacular game viewing and birding opportunities all year round.
The permanent swamp and island habitat abounds with beautiful treed islands of every size, surrounded by permanent waterways created both by the summer rains and the annual winter floodwaters of the Okavango Delta. Common trees found around Little Vumbura Camp are the jackalberry, African mangosteen and the ubiquitous sausage tree, which provide shade food and shelter to a fantastic range of wildlife. Game drives in this region are incredibly productive, arriving guests often sighting their first game on the trip from airstrip to camp.
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