Little Vumbura Camp
Little Vumbura: Our View
A stunning location deep in the Okavango Delta, superb game viewing, luxurious accommodation and excellent service - Little Vumbura Camp has it all. This is certainly a strong contender for the best all round camp in the Okavango Delta! The only thing that stops us from recommending Little Vumbura Camp to all our clients is the high price tag for much of the year which puts it beyond many people’s budgets.
This is one of 3 camps that Wilderness Safaris have in the Vumbura concession - the other 2 being Vumbura Plains North and Vumbura Plains South. Although not as luxurious, Little Vumbura Camp is still of a very high standard and its cosy and intimate ambience means we often prefer it to its very upmarket sister camps.
Little Vumbura Camp is located on an island in the Okavango Delta, permanently surrounded by water and accessed only by boat. So, like the other ‘water’ camps in the Okavango Delta, Little Vumbura enjoys a really scenic location and offers mokoro and boat safaris. But, unlike other ‘water’ camps where the game viewing can be quite limited, a short boat ride away from Little Vumbura Camp is the wonderful Vumbura plains area where they can do game drives. And this is one of the best safari areas in the Okavango Delta. This is what makes Little Vumbura Camp so special for us - you really do get the best of everything.
Little Vumbura is not cheap but for clients who have the budget for it, it is well worth the money. Of all the camps in the Okavango Delta in this price bracket it is definitely one of the best. Not surprisingly, it is very popular so if you want to guarantee getting space here you really do need to book well in advance.
Little Vumbura: Quick Facts
- 6 spacious tented rooms with en-suite bathrooms
- located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta so able to go ‘off road’ on game drives
- game drives, mokoro and fishing trips (no fishing January & February), boat safaris(seasonal) offered. Night drives and walking safaris may be possible but not guaranteed.
- only Little Vumbura and Vumbura Plains camps permitted to operate on the concession so very exclusive
- Ballooning, helicopter rides and photography experience (additional cost)
- Perfect for honeymooners and special occasions
- Accessed by light aircraft and boat
- open all year around
- Ask us about special offers at Little Vumbura that may apply if travelling November-March
Little Vumbura: The Details
There is something magical about arriving at a safari camp in the Okavango Delta by boat. You really do feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. And Little Vumbura Camp makes the most of its idyllic location. The 6 tented rooms are positioned on the edge of the island overlooking the river. They are spacious and very elegant with a large outside deck area with sofa to relax on. The lounge, dining and bar area are located nearby also right by the river. There is also a plunge pool, boma area and a sundeck over the river. The whole layout of the camp makes it feel very intimate.
The Vumbura area is one of the very best areas in the Okavango Delta for game viewing. Its diverse habitats ensure a wide variety of wildlife combined with gorgeous scenery. The range of activities offered at Little Vumbura Camp, make it ideal for longer stays. And for clients who only have time for 1 camp in the Okavango Delta, this is a fantastic choice as it gives a superb all round safari experience.