Reviews of Little Vumbura
Wildlife sightings and reviews
121 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 - a good few days"
Camp was nice, rooms were clean and well cared for, food was pretty good (although not as good as at Selinda) and staff were friendly.
Going to and from drives by boat was lovely and very picturesque. We did a mokoro trip which is always relaxing and interesting and we really enjoyed that. Game drives were hit and miss in terms of what we saw. We saw sable for the first time and they were beautiful. We also saw a herd of 3,000 buffalo and followed them for a long time.
Because the camp was full, over a 4 days we shared a vehicle with a number of different people. The only disadvantage was that every time we had someone new in the car, it was like we were starting from scratch and we would go back to finding the buffalo to see if the lions were around. This wasn't our guide's fault but more a case of what other guests wanted to do. That said, we had some lovely sightings of a young leopard which were really memorable.
" See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
"An amazing time at Little Vumbura"
The game was incredible - we had lenghty encounters with leopards, wild dogs and sable (which we've not seen in Southern Africa for many years). On our first evening drive, we were lucky to witness a very rare and unusual battle between a leopard and her cub and honey badgers - the mother leopard dived into they honey badger sett, dragged the youngster out and ran up a tree, closely followed by the mother honey badget. A fight ensued in the tree in which both honey badgers escaped and bolted back into their sett. The guides were as excited and astounded as we were, never having seen such behaviour before.
We would thororghly recommend Little Vumburu to other travellers." See all these reviews: 7n in Botswana
"Return to Little Vumbura - 6 years later"
The re-built camp is very good, well organised.
We had some very good animal sightings, our guide tried really hard.
Sadly, compared with last time, there were at least 30-50% less animals to see. The small pride of lions has no senior males, no cubs. We were told about the safety fences for protecting cattle from a pulmonary disease - maybe that is one of the reasons?
Throughout our whole Botswana trip we didn't see a single large (even medium) buffalo herd; elephants only in small groups." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
"Excellent stay at Little Vumbura"
Highlights were seeing a pride of lions getting ready for hunting , wild dog and sable antelope.
The bird life was particularly good in this area.
Our best animal encounter was a leopard with a three month old cub eating an antelope which had not long been killed.
Sitting quietly in the jeep whilst elephants with tiny babies were so close to us and a group of kudu passed in front of us, magic!
Staff were all very good and helpful ." See all these reviews: 15n in Botswana
"The best guide of them all: Madala Key"
Very efficient, friendly and helpful management and staff.
The food was quite nice and the rooms were the most comfortable we have had all around, and the most spacious. They were absolutely nice when we arrived the first day, after a long flight and no lunch, to arrange a nice meal just for the two of us, so we did not have to wait 2 hours until tea time.
Our guide was the best we have had in our entire trip: MADALA KEY. He made our stay unforgettable." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
That said, this was probably our least favourate camp. I am not sure why but the concession felt busier, they could not get our dietry requirements right and it was not entirely clear who was in charge.
" See all these reviews: 16n in Botswana
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We had an exceptional guide, (Mandela K), who had been declared one of the top 25 in Botswana. We saw all kinds of animals, including stalking lions. The staff and managers all seemed to enjoy their work and mingled with each other and the guests freely. The chef even made a special bobotie for my husband and me one night. It was a very pleasant way to end another wonderful safari in Botswana." See all these reviews: 15n in Botswana
"final camp in order of visit only"
The guide here was rumored to be amoung the best in Africa and served as both guide and tracker." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 5n in South Africa; 2n in Zimbabwe
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One of our highlights strangely enough was a boat trip that went wrong. It meant that a motley crew had to resort to use 1 wooden pole, 1 garden shovel and 2 cool box lids to propel our boat in order to save us from spending a night with the hippos after the engine and radio died on the boat.
Sevara (one of the guides) is a great character and we learned a lot from him about this beautiful place." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
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