Fodor's Expert Review Little Vumbura

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana Fodor's Choice

Situated on its own tiny, private island, Little Vumbura has a genuine water-camp feel, yet just a short boat drive away lies the predator-packed Vumbura concession. Conical, canvas roofs peek above tall, wispy papyrus in an almost seamless transition between artifice and nature. Inside the en suite tents, grass mats decorate a wooden floor on which sits a writing desk and twin beds, splashed with aquamarine cushions. Beyond a compact, sunken lounge area with leather sofa, wooden sliding doors reveal your outside deck furnished with a futon. The inviting open-walled lounge has ethnic ornaments and wicker furniture with a hint of cobalt and sapphire, echoing the surrounding waters. A winding walkway climbs up to a small look-out library with comfy armchairs below which mokoro canoes sit ready among the lapping waves. Sip your pre-dinner drink on a floating deck beneath countless twinkling stars, warmed by a crackling fire. Your only dilemma will be whether to leave your intimate, cocooned environment to track the predators that roam the mainland.


  • unpretentious
  • best of both land and water activities
  • tranquil, relaxed ambience


  • rooms not as cavernous as some of the premier camps
  • room decks could be larger
  • can get booked up a long way in advance


Local Flavor


Phones: 27-11-257–5000-in South Africa


6 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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