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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Little Vumbura is an island camp, and this part of the Delta has plenty of water. The animal spotting began on the drive from the air strip to the camp, and continued to be plentiful. In addition, boat trips and makoro rides are part of the experience. The cottages are spacious, comfortable and well set up. Meals are tasty and...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear 12trvlgirl, Thank you for your wonderful words, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to share your wonderfully kind words with Nas and all the great staff in camp. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Utah
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

When we arrived our guide Sam asked us what we wanted to see and we explained our last camp Mombo we did not see any elephants, wild dogs or cheetah. With in 24 hours we had seen 100s of elephants and a large pack of wild dogs that got chased from a water hole by 30 elephant. We watched the...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear thewanderingfamily4, We certainly do hope you will visit us again soon and we will do what we can about making sure the fabulous Sam is in camp to keep you company once again – you can request a guide in any Wilderness Safaris camp, and as long as they are not on leave or out of camp for other...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The lodge was comfortable, clean and well tended to in every way. The safari trips were informative and the guide, Nas, was knowledgeable, personable and worked hard to find incredible things to see. We loved the Mokoro and the boat cruise. These 2 things gave us a different picture of the variety nature had to offer in Botswana. The food...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lil H, Thank you for your beautiful review, we are thrilled to what a great time you had with Nas and all our fabulous staff in camp. We are truly grateful for your kind words and high recommendation. We hope you will visit us again soon – we will be sure to have a mokoro ready and waiting for...

Oregon
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The moment we arrived at the Vumbura Plains airstrip, we were loaded in the Land Rover and off we went on our first safari! Gee stopped under a tree in the shade and provided us with a great little snack and drinks - then we were off again. In short order, we were viewing our first elephants, cape buffaloes and...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear Chancensam, Thank you for the beautiful review, we are thrilled to read all your great memories of your time with us and glad to see that Sam and Wilson made your stay that much more special. What an amazing sighting you had with the honey badger and her kit (a honey badger's baby is called a kit) and we...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I could tell you about the beautiful camp, the great food, and the wonderful game viewing but that would only be a small part of what makes Little Vumbura wonderful. The truth is...it's the people. Our guide was Speedy. He did everything you could ask of a guide while making us laugh to until we were falling off our seats....

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Thank you Cynthia S, for the amazing review. We are overjoyed to see that the most notable and enjoyable part of your stay with us was the brilliant staff in camp. We cannot wait to share your kind words with everyone and hope your mom enjoyed her stay with us as much as we loved having her and all of...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was our favorite camp out of all those we visited in Botswana, despite it not being the most luxurious. The combo of a water and land camp was amazing. Not to mention the exhilarating boat ride dodging angry hippos. Our guide here (Kay) was absolutely amazing. He was by far the best tracker we had among all our camps....

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear MH2014747, Thank you for the awesome review we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us as well as your time spent with Kay. Who sends his regards and is looking forward to your return visit, as are we all. Kind regards Wilderness Safaris

Carlisle
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this camp, we stayed in the family cabin and it was excellent. Our guide was exceptional (we did pay extra for a private game drives) so we could "Taylor" what we wanted to see without anyone else opinions getting in our way. "Speedy our guide certainly was excellent and the animals that we seen...

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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear Gordon_ppm, Thank you for the brilliant review, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had in camp and glad to see your private guide Speedy was worth it. Hope you got some wonderful photos to go along with all your fabulous memories. We would love to welcome you back to our “Little” camp soon. Thank you...

Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic 3 nights stay at this beautiful island camp. I am already missing the nightly concerts. It was sharpening all my senses. Is it a hippo, elephant, lechwe? It was amazing. Enjoyed staying in camp, reading a book and enjoying the pool, my veranda, the bar, the library and always having a breathtaking view of the surrounding. Had...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear tibertram, Calling them "nightly concerts" is a wonderful way to describe it - there is little to beat the amazing sounds one hears at night in the bush from large and small creatures. Wonderful too that you saw wild dogs and honey badgers (special sightings indeed), as well as lion and leopard! The Little Vumbura team will be delighted...

Mountain View, California
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Fine island location with access to game rich areas. Facility and boats, jeeps etc in excellent shape. Staff were very cordial and customer service oriented. Nas, our guide was knowledgeable and went out of his way to accommodate our special requests for viewing birds, butterfly and of course the mammals including an amazing encounter with an adolescent female leopard. We...

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp, responded to this review

Dear Page T, Thank you so much for this lovely feedback on your recent visit to Little Vumbura. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your stay - from the location and wildlife to the team in camp and the guiding! Over and above the animals, the Okavango Delta is a great destination for birding and the smaller...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I spent 5 days here as part of my Christmas holiday in Botswana. It was my first visit to Little Vumbura (after having previously stayed as Vumbura Plains in 2006). The island setting gives the place a feeling of privacy and exclusivity ( especially since there are only 6 tented accommodations). The downside is that this watery environment has resulted...

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Dear Graham, Thank you for the amazing review, we are delighted to read about all the wonderful times you had during your stay with us and especially with the wonderful Sam – even during the times when sightings were low. We are glad to see he was able to show you and teach you about all the little factors that...

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Iconic and perennially popular Okavango island camp with great game viewing.Little Vumbura epitomises island living in the midst of a water wonderland. Designed to blend in with its surroundings, this beautiful camp is shaded by the canopy of an ancient Okavango forest that covers the island. A plunge pool and reading area are raised to provide a fine view over the floodplains and a star-deck leads off over the water from the dining area. HighlightsSurrounded as it is by water and lying close to large channels, aquatic creatures 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.6 Tents: Spacious canvas tents; en-suite bathrooms; honeymoon suite has an outdoor bathtubExperiences: Game drivesMokoro excursionsBoatingGuided walks (on request) ... more   less 

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Address: North of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: £751 - £970 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Wilderness Safaris Little Vumbura Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“Closer to the center of camp makes for a shorter walk.”
 of 5 bubbles 12trvlgirl, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms were great. We had a group of 6 peopl and they all liked the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles lilh2014, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms great - there is a honeymoon room with outside bath but not sure if you pay more and probably wouldn't if it's an option.”
 of 5 bubbles KP8, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They choose the room for you. Think there is not much difference among them.”
 of 5 bubbles doubledome, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 has a bath tub outside, overlooking the Delta floodplains.”
 of 5 bubbles ritaSouthAfrica, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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