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Little Vumbura Camp

Last updated: 03 December, 2023

This rare Botswana camp has a bit of everything: water-based activities, game drives and walking safaris – and a wondrous setting in a northern private concession of the Okavango Delta, teeming with birds and spectacular animals.

Set on an island in a pretty part of the Okavango, surrounded by beautiful trees and peaceful water channels, its tents are simple but comfortable, with indoor and outdoor showers – luxury is not the point here.

Being so small, it feels quiet and intimate – with communal meals providing a bit of company – and service is relaxed and happy. The intimate feel is a big plus – it never feels crowded here (other than with elephant and buffalo). The food is homemade and fresh, and the wildlife viewing exceptional.

Game & game viewing

Game is generally excellent, notably elephant-watching; this is where hundreds of pachyderms roam, so it’s a good place to get up close to them. You might even see them swimming, trunks out of the water like periscopes. Birdlife is particularly prolific (from bee-eaters to owls) – as are sightings of big crocodiles, hippo and aquatic antelope. On drives, leopards, lions, cheetahs and rare wild dogs are often seen.

Specialised birdwatching and mokoro (canoe) trips can be arranged, along with fishing on a catch-and-release basis. Waters are filled with bream and African pike, and it’s a great way to keep entertained while watching kingfishers and eagles swoop on the waters.

Taking the kids

They welcome kids 6 years and over. Their ‘Bush Buddy’ kids program includes tracking lessons, where guides show them how to track animals and make a plaster mould of prints they find, and fishing for tiger fish. At camp, they’re encouraged to use the environment in arts and crafts, including kids favourite: paper-making with elephant dung.

Getting there

It’s a 30-minute flight from Botswana’s Maun airport to the Vumbura airstrip, where they will collect you, then a 35-minute journey by road, and 5 minutes boating, to the camp.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed