The Okavango is one of the world’s – not just Africa’s – premiere destinations.
An utterly unique oasis on the edge of a desert, this 16000 square kilometre ecosystem is the world’s largest inland delta, and it provides one of the finest wildlife experiences on the planet.
Elephants wade across waterways, lion prides make use of the winding channels to hunt buffalo, and the elusive leopards are never far away, slinking through the undergrowth as they stealthily stalk the resident antelope species.
Little Vumbura camp, situated in the north of the Okavango, is one of the finest camps there is. Set on a small island close to its sister camp – Vumbura Plains – Little Vumbura offers a more water-based option from which to explore one of the most productive concessions in this corner of Botswana.
Little Vumbura is an airy, six-roomed tented camp shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest. Each well-appointed room, hued in soft neutrals with touches of indigo, has en-suite facilities and a deck with sweeping vistas. A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains, and a Star Deck, (across a bridge from the dining area), offers superb stargazing.
Surrounded as it is by water and lying close to large channels, aquatic creatures like hippopotamus are easily found, but general wildlife viewing is consistently good all year round, with lion, leopard, elephant, sable and buffalo along with extensive plains game. Little Vumbura is situated in a concession leased from remote rural communities organised under the Okavango Community Trust and aims to help bring the benefits of ecotourism to local people.
Having access to some of the main water channels in the area means water activities form a major part of the Little Vumbura offering (although water levels are seasonal, so make sure to enquire before you book).
Take a sedate paddle in a mokoro along pristine waterways, marvelling at the myriad bird species, watching fish swimming about in the crystal clear water.
Or cover a bit more ground in a motor launch, exploring more remote reaches while you search for the fabled Pel’s Fishing owl, which is recorded regularly here.
Little Vumbura is regularly used as an exclusive use camp. Featuring only six rooms it is perfect for larger families or a travelling group of friends to book out, ensuring intimacy in one of the most majestic of African safari destinations.
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