Review of Little Vumbura Camp, Okawango-Delta

Wonderful setting, good accommodations & activities, some complaint about food

Our two families with a teen each stayed there two nights prior to going to Kwando Lagoon Camp during our brilliant Botswana, Namibia and Victoria Falls fly-in safari guided expertly by Ultimate Safaris (sightings included the Big 5,

cheetah, wild dog and sitatunga).

This camp is a “classic” Wilderness Safari camp (meaning a notch down from the “premiere” camp). Its setting is spectacular, surrounded by water and only reachable by boat. On our arrival we were welcomed by a group of employees presenting a local song, a nice touch. 

There are six comfortable, spacious and well furnished tents connected to the common areas with raised walkways. As far as the public space is concerned, there is a covered place for meals, a bar, a lounge, a library and a small pool. 

Food wise you are on full board meaning breakfast before the morning game drive, brunch/lunch after it, high tea before the evening game drive and dinner after it and all the meals are buffet style. The quantity of food is more than enough but its quality is not always sufficient. I personally liked the salads at lunch time and the deserts, the meat however was not suitable for buffet style meals (tough steaks) and the vegetables were almost uncooked. 

The camp offers a variety of activities on land and on water. We made several game drives and one mokoro trip, all very well organized and always drinks as well as snacks were offered. We enjoyed it very much and had the chance to view (amongst others) lions and a pack of wild dogs. The service at Little Vumbura was faultless and we are picky guests …

All in all, we consider the stay in this camp as a very good experience; accommodations, service and activities were excellent, only some ameliorations food wise would be appropriate.

Date of stay: October 2010

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