Wilderness Little Vumbura
- A sublime location in the far north of Botswana's iconic Okavango Delta – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest inland delta on Earth.
- Finest multi-purpose concession for year-round thrilling wildlife encounters on land and water.
- The beauty of the floodplains, deep waterways, and riverine and island woodlands, as well as productive, dry interior, are explored through an extensive range of activities: day and night game drives, nature walks, boating, and mokoro.
- Rich wildlife: numerous antelope species and predators (lion prides, African wild dogs, leopards and occasionally cheetahs, and raptors).
Destination: Wilderness Little Vumbura is nestled on a picturesque island in a private concession in Botswana’s northern Okavango Delta. Part of its charm is that it can only be accessed by boat, so epitomises a true island experience. Water-based activities are a key attraction. Mokoro and boat rides are popular activities and allow for spectacular wildlife spotting.
Experience: Unforgettable adventures await all who come to visit this remote corner of the Delta. Activities include day and night game drives tracking the iconic wildlife, and water safaris by traditional mokoro, silently gliding through the channels. Boating adventures are also a family favourite, spotting elephants wading through the water, or wallowing pods of hippos. Guests may also want to try their hand at catch-and-release fishing. In camp, guests can refresh in the sparkling pool with magnificent views all around. When the sun sets, the Star Deck offers superb stargazing.
Purpose: The Vumbura Private Wilderness Area is leased from remote rural communities in the Okavango Community Trust (OCT). The result of this meaningful and long-standing partnership includes socio-economic benefits, livelihood diversification, and benefits from training and skills development for the people of the villages – as well as building on more positive attitudes to tourism and conservation. The largest number of employees within our Botswana operations are employed from these five villages.
Wildlife: The annually inundated grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding the camp are locally referred to as melapo, and offer good seasonal viewing of elephants, giraffes, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebras, common waterbuck, reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe, and Cape buffalos. Hippos, and crocodiles abound in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, resident prides of lions, as well as leopard, cheetah, and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round on game drives through the savannah areas, and guided nature walks around the islands.
Wilderness Little Vumbura: An enchanting camp set on a compact island in the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. Its six airy tented suites, shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest, sit on raised decks overlooking annually inundated grasslands.
Each well-appointed tent, decorated in soft neutral hues with touches of indigo, has en-suite facilities, and a deck with sweeping vistas over the shimmering grasses of the surrounding floodplains. In the main area, a plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains, while a Star Deck is reached by a bridge leading off the dining area.
This traditional and intimate safari camp is only accessible by boat and is perfect for a family or small group of friends.