Little Vumbura

Reviews of Little Vumbura

Excellent(96%) From 85 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Below are independent comments from 85 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 R. from Richmond
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
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Food:
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Poor
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Overrated

Not much to say - good or bad. But the staff need to know when to back off. We aren't there to entertain them and teach them English.... it was impossible to be on your own as soon as you left your tent. Our guide, Kay, has I am sure seen it all and is very experienced (at 58 years old) but we haven't and we found it very odd that he was the first to tuck in to the snacks at sundown drinks!

Great location but there didn't seem to be much wildlife - the mokoro trip was worthwhile but we frankly got bored on the game drives.

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Sheffs
Arrived on: 22-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Little Vumbura

It is a very pleasant lodge, with comfortable rooms.

The staff and guides were very good.

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Mr & Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 16-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Little Vumbura review

Little Vumbura provided an appropriate ending to a memorable trip overall.

Our guide, Russell, had a genuine fondness for the animals which he allowed us to see at such close quarters. Highlights here have to include a pair of adorable, 2 month old leopard cubs climbing a tree in which their mother had stored an antelope kill and watching five 6 month old lion cubs working out what to make of their two 2 month old half-siblings being introduced to them for the first time.

We thoroughly enjoyed our first mokoro adventure here, made even more memorable by the fact that Tom, our poler, located an unexpected bonus for us on the island where we stopped for sundowner drinks; a 6 foot black mamba returning inoffensively into its hole in a tree for the winter. This was the story of the day around the campfire that night!

The staff collectively took a personal interest in all their guests throughout their stay, contributing significantly to the special atmosphere of this lodge.

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Mr o. from London
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Little Vumbura review

Very much enjoyed the camp.

Beautiful architecture and great views overlooking the water. Russell was the best guide we had on our trip.

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R and M from Sydney
Arrived on: 18-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Activities:
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Little Vumbura experience

We transferred from a dry camp Chitabe to Little Vumbura to have a wet camp experience and it certainly provided a great contrast with all the entries and exits via water. The staff, many of whom came from local villages to learn hospitality, were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food was good and almost too plentiful.

Highlights were the game viewing which included plenty of animals however the wide range of birdlife is definitely a selling point. The moroko canoe trip through the reed lanes made by the hippos to an island for sundown was memorable as were the dawns and sunrises. A hippo right outside our room one night was a thrill.

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Mr V. from Athens
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Great place for safari

Little Vumbura is an intimate very well located place for safari with great facilities and very good food.

Our guide Kay was a great person and professional.

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Mr & Mrs H from Northwood
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Little Vumbura, big heart.

A short three minute boat ride takes you to and from Little Vumbura. It really is the most beautifully located camp. Steve, Mandy and their entire team are always on hand and the welcome back lavender towels were heaven.

The only reasons for the scores on Rooms is that they could do with more drawer space. There is plenty of opportunity at the desk and under the wash hand basins.

For dinner at Duba Plains we received plated food which had been ordered beforehand from Pierre's red meat, white meat and vegetarian options, which he described perfectly before we left for our afternoon game drive. At Little Vumbura it was buffet style. Also, heaven forbid - no marmalade here!

Brand new Land Rovers were very quiet and comfortable.

A final word. Sevara was an exceptional guide both in knowledge and personality. Even if he was a Chelsea supporter.

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Mr and Mrs H - Hampton
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Absolutely lovely

Little Vumbura was a fabulous experience for us. We enjoyed every aspect of our tie here.

Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay here longer than 2 nights!

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Mrs M - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Little vumbura camp

Our guide here, Sam, was excellent and went out of his way to be helpful and to show us everything.

The camp itself was comfortable and clean and staff were very helpful. They were always ready to use the flashlight to guide us to our room in the evening.

The game viewing was very good and it was nice not to see other jeeps as we did our drives.

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Ms K - California
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Little Vumbura review

One of the highlights of the trip.The location, animal viewing, accommodations, and especially the people and our safari guide. Really cannot say a negative thing about this. Would gladly return. An elegant and deeply touching experience of Africa.

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