Little Vumbura is set on a delightful island in a private concession in the north of the Okavango; the Camp is also close rivers, making water-based activities a must, along with the land-based making for diverse wildlife sightings.
Little Vumbura is a small, intimate Camp, of six tents, all shaded by the canopy of an ancient forest. Each of the well-appointed tents has en-suite facilities and a deck allowing for wonderful views. A plunge pool and reading area overlook the floodplains; there is also
a star deck which leads off over the water from the dining area.
As Little Vumbura is in the Vumbura Plains area (locally referred to as 'melapo') they enjoy seasonal flooding and thus have game viewing which includes elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the various waterways. Predators which can
be seen include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional on a year round basis.
Due to its location, Little Vumbura offers several ways to observe the spectacular wildlife of this diverse area. Morning and afternoon game drives allow you to get close to wildlife in the savannah areas. You can also enjoy night drives with spotlights which allow you to
find those nocturnal animals, such as porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby.
Perhaps there is no better way of viewing game and exploring the Okavango than by traditional mokoro; which often provides up close and personal sightings of tiny frogs and exciting birdlife.
Although water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing at Little Vumbura where sightings of hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Guests can also enjoy nature walks with skilled, armed guides which is a wonderful way of
getting close to nature and observing the smaller creatures and plants you miss when travelling by vehicle (needs to be pre-booked, and is subject to availability).
You might also wish to visit one of the traditional villages of the Okavango Community Trust, where you get meet the people and learn about the local culture. (This activity is at extra cost).
Fishing (there is a limited supply of basic equipment) is on offer on a seasonal, and catch-and-release basis.
Birding in the Little Vumbura area is exceptional year round, with migrant species present in the summer. Pel's fishing-owl is regularly seen, as well as other specials such as the wattled crane and slaty egret.
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