Little Vumbura

Reviews of Little Vumbura

Excellent(96%) From 77 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 77 of our travellers who have visited Little Vumbura, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms C - Canada
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Safari at Little Vumbura

I had an absolutely amazing stay at Little Vumbura.

The staff was amazing, the food was great and the tents were very comfortable. I also had some of the best game viewing I've ever had: three leopard sightings in three days, lions up a tree, leopard kill and feast, sable antelope and hyena puppies. It was my first time in a mokoro and I really enjoyed the experience. I had an absolutely amazing three day stay at Little Vumbura.

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Mr. S & Ms. Y - London
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

A lovely little camp, with comfortable tents and excellent guides (Rain was our guide for all the drives, but we spoke to the others during drinks and dinner and found them all to be very knowledgable). In our 3 days here, we saw lots of wildlife including leopards on a number of occasions, a lioness with cubs every day, a large group of sable antelope, wild dog, a good number of elephant, a huge herd of buffalo, hyena, and lots of bird species (including the rare Pel's Fishing owl). We thought the setting of the camp was very picturesque, and the mokoro trip we did one afternoon a surprising highlight - even though we didn't see many animals other than elephants making their way through the reeds and playing in the water, it was so peaceful and a great way to experience a different side to the Delta.

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Mr & Mrs D from Caldicot
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

Camp good but animals sightings rather disappointing.

We found the boat trip to and from the camp really reduced our time on safari.

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Mrs V from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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perfect combination of delta en plains

An intimate camp at a nice location; the camp is in the delta itself and surrounded by water, but game drives are made on the mainland/ plains. It takes about 20 minutes by boat from mainland to camp and vice versa.

I did one trip with the mokoro too, which was nice.

The cabins/tents are very much OK. The camp is quite small and intimate (6 tents I believe).
The management is nice and do their utmost to make you feel comfortable (young couple from Scotland/Zimbabwe) and the guide was just great (Kay). I didn't want to go to the delta in first instance, but I am glad I did.

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Mrs and Mr C - Toronto
Arrived on: 21-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

This was the highlight of our trip. The setting was perfect and we had the best guide, a thoughtful, serious man who shared his country with us. We were so impressed with his knowledge and sensitivity. He went out of his way to find the animals we wanted to see, and provided them all - even our elusive leopard. He was great company at meals, explaining details of life in the delta.

Management was terrific, helping when I was a bit sick, and the staff were all happy - eager to see everyone enjoy a good time. It was an extremely well run camp but beautiful accommodation. The 20 minute boat ride to and from camp added to the whole experience, peaceful remote beauty. And we loved the hippos and elephants sloshing past our tent every night.

We were amazed by the quality of food, presentation, service, and entertaining staff.

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Mr & Mrs K from Lyme Regis
Arrived on: 10-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Breath taking location

In many ways this was the best camp of the three. But was somewhat spoilt by the lack of flexibility shown by management/staff however this was overcome.

Did not appreciate the style of approach of staff initially experienced when we arrived.

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Mr and Mrs O - Somerset
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An Island Gem

This was probably our fourth visit to Little Vumbura in 10 years and once again it lived up to expectations in every respect. The intimacy provided by being in a camp only accessible by boat is still very real and coupled with the 'small camp' feel makes it very special indeed.

Everything worked; the rooms, the staff, the food and the guiding were all special. Knowing we had just fallen out of a mind numbing journey, a gentle boat trip to a spectacular sundowner via hippo, malachite and crocodile was exactly what we needed as our first activity. Such is the professionalism of the Little V team, that it was fed to us by osmosis so that we thought it was our own idea!

A special thanks needs to go to Kay our guide. He is, like all his fellow guides in Wilderness, a consummate professional. We saw all that there was to see with the highlights being no less than two herds of sable with enchanting young and hunting wild dogs returned that day from an absence of 2 months. However the absolute icing on the cake was the utterly awesome (in the true sense of the word rather than the modern excuse for poor vocabulary) sight of the coalition of 4 mature, male brother lions currently dominating the Vumbura concession. Their total disdain of any potential competition is palpable and to see them focused and acting as a well drilled team on a buffalo hunt was mesmerising. We felt especially privileged.

Do we recommend Little Vumbura? Oh yes, very strongly.

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Mr & Mrs F from Salop
Arrived on: 18-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

Another beautiful location. White knuckle ride in the dark one evening getting back to camp.

Our guide was not always quite as polite as he could have been.

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Mr & Mrs. H - Cambs.
Arrived on: 20-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

Great for game drives. Very friendly small camp.

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Ms T & Mr B - France
Arrived on: 21-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

Once again, friendly and excellent staff. Unusual and beautiful setting.

We particularly appreciated Frank - one of the managers.

Sevara was a superb guide. On one occasion, he spotted lioness tracks which we started to follow. He then noticed zebra tracks alongside. We continued for some time, and finally came across the lioness, her 4 cubs and a half-eaten zebra. Very impressive!

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