Little Vumbura is an intimate safari camp situated in the Vumbura Concession of the Okavango Delta. It shares the concession with its sister camp Vumbura Plains but provides a more bespoke safari experience. Leased from five villages (Okavango Community Trust) the Vumbura Concession is a partnership which ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with rural stakeholders.
With six tents, Little Vumbura shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest is one of the smaller camps in the Okavango Delta. Tents have en-suite facilities and overlook the flood plains. The plunge pool and reading deck also overlook the floodplains and a star deck leads off over the water from the dining area.
The focus at Little Vumbura is on water based activities surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large rivers, with mekoro excursions across the floodplains and motor boats the permanent channels. Wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good all year round. Game drives in open Land Rovers explore the savannah areas and this is one of the best places to see sable and wild dog in in the Okavango Delta. Walks are conducted depending on the availability of qualified guides.
This private concession comprises 90 000 hectares (220 000 acres). Vegetation is varied and ranges from open floodplains to dense mopane woodland and offers spectacular game viewing and all year birding opportunities. With permanent swamp and island habitats abounding with beautiful islands and surrounded by permanent waterways created both by local summer rains and the annual winter floodwaters of the Okavango Delta.
The area surrounding the camp features annually flooded grasslands, referred to locally as ‘melapo’ and offering good seasonal game viewing. Species seen regularly include elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. The waterways are home to Hippo and crocodile. Game drives within the concession are incredibly productive. Guests often see a range of wildlife on their first game on the trip from airstrip to camp.