Reviews of Little Vumbura
Wildlife sightings and reviews
134 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Little Vumbura and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Little Vumbura review"
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!" See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
"Fantastic guide, huge diverse landscape"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
"A little gem in the Delta"
The rooms are huge and very luxurious for the bush, though our room (no 3) was not very light and the deck did not get any sun at all during the siesta period - so was actually quite cold to sit on due to a stiff wind on some days.
As I have commented before, nobody uses the pool as the water is so cold. This is a shame given the expense of installing the facility. Can't it be heated - solar power should not be too expensive.
Extremely nice management team and guides. And we enjoyed the company of our fellow guests." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 10n in Mozambique; 2n in Zambia
The Little Vumbura team commented that as it gets hotter, into September and October, the pool heats up – but they’ll keep the idea of solar heating in mind for their coolest months.
As temperatures pick up (as I write on 1st Oct, they are above 40 degrees C), a slightly cooler, more shaded room will be really lovely – and ideal for someone who is less used to the heat. If you would like to stay in this room, please ask us to request it for you when you book.
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