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 News From Little Vumbura

  • Little Vumbura - September 2017
    Sep 5, 2017

    The climax for sightings around Little Vumbura this month was when guests got to see one of the rarest animals in the African wilderness – a pangolin!

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  • Little Vumbura - December 2017
    Dec 20, 2017

    One of Little Vumbura’s boat captains, Tom, took a few guests on a fishing trip; no fish were caught but they had two sightings of sitatunga as well as huge crocs…

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  • Little Vumbura - November 2017
    Nov 22, 2017

    Three tiny lion cubs are a thrilling addition to Little Vumbura’s local pride while, almost more excitingly, a rare sitatunga was spotted – and photographed – by guide Nas…

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“ The mokoro ride was fun-actually seeing the painted reed frogs which serenaded us at dinner made it more fun. All in all a great visit in the "trip of a lifetime" ”
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Reviewed by: Ann249, 09 October 2017