Little Vumbura, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Little Vumbura is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Little Vumbura

In addition to helping to conserve the area, Little Vumbura is part of a community participation plan that brings the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta.


Reducing our Footprint

Little Vumbura is powered by a hybrid system, combining a diesel-powered generator which charges a bank of batteries which in turn supplies the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this hybrid system, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day as opposed to 24 hours. Waste water (sewage and grey water) is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment.

Okavango Community Trust

Little Vumbura is situated in a Wildlife Management Area. Five villages have combined to form a Trust which has partnered with Wilderness Safaris. It manages the affairs of the community and ensures that the rewards of ecotourism are fairly distributed.

Botswana Lion Genetics Study

Researcher Simon Dures is developing a comprehensive understanding of the past and present genetic structure of the lion population centred in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs for Little Vumbura’s community project on the Pack for a Purpose website.

Latest Little Vumbura Album

Submitted by: Mietsie Visser, May 11, 2016

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Latest News From Little Vumbura

  • Little Vumbura - March 2016
    Mar 21, 2016

    At Little Vumbura we had the privilege of watching a pair of long-billed crombecs build a nest, lay their eggs, watch the babies hatch and being fed as well as actually fledge…

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  • Little Vumbura - April 2016
    Apr 9, 2016

    We had some excitement at Little Vumbura when we watched a male lion walk through camp…

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  • Little Vumbura - February 2016
    Feb 13, 2016

    “A small intimate camp, we loved it. We got to see wild dogs and leopard,” commented one couple after their stay at Little Vumbura…

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“ It was interesting reading the guest book with the odd critical comment about the lack of Wi-Fi. Please don't give way to this, part of the joy of being here was the lack of Wi-Fi and ringing mobile phones. ”
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Reviewed by: Kslondon, 16 March 2016