Little Vumbura

Reviews of Little Vumbura

Excellent(96%) From 72 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 72 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.
Mr & Mrs M from Newcastle upon Tyne
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

An excellent place to start our trip in the Delta at the beginning of November.

Able to do game drives, walks, boating and mokoro from same location.

Staff at camp excellent and guide knowledgeable and wonderful company on activities.

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Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

A quite delightful location. The island location provides excellent seclusion while there is still easy access to "the mainland" for game drives.

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Mr & Mrs Little bee-eater - Norfolk
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura review

As we arrived by boat the welcome was fantastic. All the staff were there singing and dancing on the jetty and the warmth and hospitality of all was truly memorable.

Lazarus (our guide) was a star. We saw all the animals we could have hoped to have seen amd many beautiful and colourful birds.
Our first trip into the Delta was very special . Our stay in the Honeymoon Suite was the icing on the cake.
Little Vumbura holds very special memories and the highlight of the holiday. What more can we say.

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Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful safari at Little Vumbura

We had a truly wonderful time at Little Vumbura. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The room which we had was really comfortable and the people was met during our time there made the whole trip truly memorable. The highlight of the trip has to be the first night where we came across a pair of mating leopards while at the same time developed a flat tyre on the land rover.

Sitting on the side of the Land Rover and looking down at the leopards directly beneath us while trying not to move will remain with us for the rest of our lives. After that everything else appeared tame although that was certainly not the case for the remaining two days, it's just that how do you top that !!

We did come across a full grown male lion on the next day and some fantastic herds of elephants along with young ones and very very attentive mothers !!

Little Vumbura is a beautiful little camp, in a wonderful location, with good facilities and good food, backed up by a very friendly and helpful staff.

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Drs from Brisbane, Queensland
Arrived on: 30-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Best camp in the Delta

Lovely camp, very comfortable and picturesque. Our favourite camp in the Delta. Best game viewing of the trip.

Gavin was a fantastic guide - we really appreciated such a wonderful, all round knowledgeable and competent guide, particularly as some of my interest lie in the smaller mammals and birds as well as the "big game".

We had some fantastic sightings, and got great photos thanks to Gavin who managed to get us into good positions with respect to the light.

Management in Camp (Sarah, Tendani, Oda (sp?) were lovely and extremely friendly and there was a wonderful relaxed friendly atmosphere. We were very sad to leave.

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Wise Monkeys from Bucks
Arrived on: 15-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura doesn't disappoint

We'd heard a lot about the charms of this camp and it didn't disappoint.

We were expertly guided by Kay, who always seemed to know exactly what was going on in the bush. One noteable evening we saw leopard, cheetah, hyena and sable all within 3km of camp! Another highlight was the hyena den with its very young hyenas and their slightly older minders.

The camp staff were very friendly and the setting and accomodation were beautiful.

The food was tasty and excellent vegetarian options were available at lunchtime but not in the evening. This was noticed by the camp manager on the first evening of our stay. She expressed her disappointment, but it wasn't susequently addressed, which was odd as the camp had several vegetarian guests.

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The Leopards from Jersey
Arrived on: 6-May-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura

Fantastic camp. Staff great, rooms great, location great - what can more can we say. From the moment we stepped off the boat on arrival to the moment we left the airstrip we had a fantastic time. Lots of highlights on this part of our holiday - sitting by the campfire having pre-dinner drinks, really nice food, laid back and friendly staff who made you feel like 'part of the family'.

Our guide here was Kay (Madela Kay) who was just the best ever - the best barman in the bush, gin & tonics will never taste the same again!!! His knowledge was amazing and his personality made our drives great fun.

Leopards, elephants ( with babies - wow!), buffalo, wildebeest, verbet monkeys, baboons, red lechwe, giraffes, sable antelope, hippos and millions of macdonalds (impala) and pyjama horses (zebra) - Kay's descriptions not ours!! Fantastic birdlife as well - vulchers, fish eagles, lilac breasted rollers, pied kingfisher to name but a few. Truly excellent experience and one that we'd recommend to everyone!!

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Mr and Mrs O - Somerset
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Little Vumbura review

Little Vumbura is our favourite Okavango lodge. This was our third visit but the first since the modernisation programme. It is still a truly wonderful camp, set on its own on a small island. The boat trip before and after every game drive adds a very special feel and we are sure the island setting leads to an intimacy between staff and guests almost impossibel to replicate in other camps.

As died in the wool dinosaurs we much preferred the old canvas walls and ceilings but appreciate the new man made coverings are probably more cost effective. We did however find the public sitting space very much hotter in early afternoon with the heat radiating from the ceiling. However, none of this detracts from the special atmosphere we have always experienced here.

In true Winderness tradition the staff, both camp and guiding, are top notch and willing to go out of their way at any time to ensure their guests have everything they need. I am sure we will go back for a fourth time in 2009!

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Mr H from California
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Fantastic guide, huge diverse landscape

This was the other highlight of our trip to Botswana. We were lucky to have "Moa" (Moamowedi Monwela) as our guide for 4 days.

The area used by this camp is extensive, so you can go for game drives and not be on the same roads each time. But we were lucky that over 4 days we had time to do a walking safari, and two water trips.

My wife is an educator, and a teacher of teachers, and she was blown away by Moa's ability to integrate and synthesize information, to use pattern to illustrate process. His knowledge of the animals, plants, birds is very deep, but his ability to explain what is really going on to people at very different levels of experience and knowledge was extraordinary.

Otherwise, the camp seemed to be run along the lines of other Wilderness Safari camps. Meals with a few staff, but mostly you talk to other guests. Self assured, very competent, but a little generic. The staff likes to stroke the guests' egos, which I guess is important to some, but a little tiresome to others.

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Mr H from Vancouver
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Little Vumbura

Superb. Our first experience with Widerness Safaris - the camp runs like clockwork, the team - Lawrence, Molly, Uno - as well as Kay, our guide, were just wonderful. Food was excellent (we learned that the L.. V. chef is well known for that). We met several people who were there multiple times and keep coming back.

We expected a lot from the drives and our expectations were exceeded. We were also very fortunate to get to a pride of some 8 lions about 5 minutes after they killed a buffalo; we watched & followed them for 2 days. Of course we saw a lot of other wildlife. Found a cheetah on our last drive. Also a group of wild dogs who had just arrived.

L.V. is just about the perfect combination: small enough, great drives, friendly. Lots of good images, our guide was very helpful in positioning the car.

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