Your trip begins when you land at Mana Main airstrip, where your professional private guide will be waiting to take you to Little Vundu. Your arrival time will determine your immediate activity. The drive to Little Vundu takes about 1.5 hours, but it will be combined with a game drive. You will arrive at Little Vundu in time for lunch/sundowners. After a siesta, your afternoon activity will be game driving and walking. After sundowners, you will return to Little Vundu for dinner. Activities for the following day are discussed at dinner.
Little Vundu is a classic tented safari camp in a prime location on Zambezi River, 3km upstream from Vundu Camp and within the private Vundu Concession. The camp is very animal-active with elephants frequently passing through it, stunning birdlife and fantastic viewing across the river and floodplains of Mana Pools. If you are looking for real adventure or want to book out a camp exclusively, then Little Vundu is the right place for you! With its personal wildlife experience and a genuine feeling of being in the African bush, it is hard to beat a safari at Little Vundu.
This personal and intimate semi-permanent camp has recently undergone a full refurbishment which includes new and spacious canvas tents, and revamped interiors.
- Seasonal Meru style tents,
- Twin beds,
- An outside seating area,
- En-suite bathroom with hot shower and flush toilets,
- Guest amenities,
- Mosquito nets,
- Generator and paraffin lamps,
- Complimentary overnight laundry service.
Dining & Facilities
The food served at Little Vundu is delicious! Breakfast is served before your first activity, a substantial morning tea, a varied buffet lunch and a three-course meal for dinner. Meals are served al-fresco in the communal dining area, and after-dinner coffee and nightcaps are enjoyed around the campfire.
Little Vundu offers a full selection of safari activities. The camp is a hive of activity during the day with animals passing through it regularly and the elephants are a treat to watch as they make their way down to drink and feed on the green grassy banks in front of the camp.
- Game drives both morning and night-time in new and comfortable open-sided 4×4 vehicles,
- Bushwalks with one of our award-winning guides,
- Canoeing down the Zambezi River,
- Game viewing and sundowners on a motorboat,
- Excellent fishing off the banks of the Zambezi River,
Little Vundu Itinerary
Located in Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and world-renowned wildlife destination, this small tented camp is ideally situated for up-close encounters with nature. Guests have the opportunity to see a wonderful parade of Africa’s finest including elephant, lion, plains game, leopard and of course, the famous Dynasties’ painted wolves themselves.
- Day 1
- Day 2
After a light breakfast you will go on your morning activity which could be a game drive, walking safari or canoeing. You will return for lunch, unless you are doing a full day of canoeing. Your afternoon activity will happen after a siesta and tea. Whether game driving, walking or canoeing, you will find a spot for sundowners and return to camp in time for dinner, which is served under the bright African stars.
- Day 3
Very similar to Day 2, after breakfast you will go on your morning activity which could be a game drive, walking safari or canoeing. Other activities include fishing on the pontoon or game viewing from the platform that overlooks a pan. You will return for lunch unless you are doing a full day of canoeing. Your afternoon activity will happen after a siesta and tea. As is our daily tradition, sundowners will be served in a new, exciting spot.
- Day 4
On the morning of your departure, you will start off with breakfast, but you can decide whether or not you would like to head out early as normal or have a slower morning. Your game drive will end at the Mana Main Airstrip in time for your departure…but we know that you will be back to visit again soon!