Accommodation

Little Vumbura

“Little Vumbura is situated on a wooded island and accessible only by boat, the epitome of island living in the midst of the Delta”

Budget level: Top-End
Country
Botswana
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Lodge
Kids Min Age
6

Water-based activities are a focus, with mekoro and boats plying the channels. Wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good all year round via game drives through the savannah areas and walks around the islands.

The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains are locally referred to as ‘melapo’ and offer good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round.

Little Vumbura has six beautiful tented rooms, each with views over the waving grasses of the surrounding floodplains. A pool and reading area overlook the floodplains and a star deck leads off the dining area.

This camp can accommodate 12 guests and 02 children in canvas tented accommodation on a raised wooden deck, with sandy pathways on the ground. Each tent is landscape shaped offering views of the surroundings and has en-suite facilities (one unit has an indoor shower and outdoor bath), separate toilet, sunken indoor lounge area, easy chairs, mosquito net, tea and coffee making facilities (hot water will be provided in the morning or on request), an electronic safe, Olympus equipment (includes a camera and a pair of binoculars), a yoga mat, weights (2 x 1 kg and 2 x 2 kg weights) and resistance bands. One tent being a family tent with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (consisting of two inter-leading rooms, with their own bathroom and entrance, sharing a deck). While the main bedroom can be converted into a king-size bed, the second bedroom is a permanent twin.

The activities on offer at Little Vumbura are diverse and include: Day and night game drives in 04 x 10-seater open 4×4 Land Cruisers, night drives only possible in low flood. Water-based activities in 06 x 2-seater mekoro and 02 x 8-seater and 02 x 6-seater motorized boats (water levels permitting). Guided nature walks, on request, seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide. And fishing on a catch and release basis (season dependent). Optional activities at an additional cost include helicopter flights and hot air ballooning.

Images from Wilderness Safaris.

Why we like it

  • Wide range of activities available.
  • Situated on one of the most productive wildlife regions of Botswana.
  • Arguably the best place to see Sable and wild dogs in the Delta.

Ready for an adventure? Lets Talk!

Contact safariFRANK to get started on your safari of a lifetime!