Little Vumbura Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Little Vumbura Camp

The Little Vumbura is situated on a wooded island in the same region as its sister camp, Vumburu Plains. Designed to blend in with its surroundings, Little Vumbura is a beautiful six-roomed tented camp shaded by the canopy of an ancient Okavango forest.


We Love
  • The vegetation around the camp offers game viewing and birding opportunities all year round
  • Game drives in this region are incredibly productive
  • Little Vumbura Camp is part of Okavango Community Trust (OCT) - bringing the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live in the Okavango Delta.
  • Locals benefit from the many employment opportunities, skills development that helps uplift the living standards of the community.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, while mekoro and walking activities have a minimum age of 13 years.
  • The Camp has 50% game drives and 50% water activities (depending on flood levels).
  • The Camp has 220v generator to charge 12w battery to power lighting and fans in each guest tent 24hrs/day.

The Review

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.

The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Little Vumbura Camp (locally referred to as 'melapo') 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.

Why Stay
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.

Little Vumbura Camp is a beautiful 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.

Getting There

The Little Vumbura Camp is located in a private Kwedi concession on the north side of the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 40 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 15 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Little Vumbura Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana