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.
A six-roomed tented camp shaded by the canopy of an ancient Okavango Delta 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.
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.
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.
Open 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 sight their first game on the trip from airstrip to camp.
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.
Guided visit to a local African village as 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.
At an extra cost, there are also helicopter trips around the delta which are amazing