ABOUT SHOEBILL ISLAND CAMP

Shoebill Island Camp is perfectly positioned in the Bangweulu Wetlands in an island thicket of indigenous trees. The camp is always alive with bird movement and the sound of thousands of lechwe sloshing in the waters around camp at night will stay with you long after you leave. Sunrise over the Bangweulu Wetlands can be viewed on the eastern side of camp and guarantees the most stunning start to the African day

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in 5 Meru style tents which are tucked into an indigenous thicket of trees and face out to the wetlands.

DIRECTIONS

Shoebill Island Camp is located in the Bangweulu Wetlands and is accessible by road as well as by plane.

WHY VISIT THE BANGWEULU

The Bangweulu Wetlands and is the best place in the world to see the mighty shoebill, especially in season.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT

The main season is from May to August when Shoebills can usually be seen on canoe trips. September to November offer great birding (though maybe no Shoebill sightings) and the some amazing mammal spectacles.

WHAT MAKES THE BANGWEULU WETLANDS SO SPECIAL?

The Bangweulu Wetlands and is the best place in the world to see the mighty shoebill, especially in season. There is a staggering variety of other bird species and the major species to be sought out here from a wildlife point of view are the black lechwe which are found in their hundreds of thousands.

ACCOMMODATION

Shoebill Island Camp is located on a small piece of high ground in amongst the Bangweulu Wetlands. 5 permanent Meru style tents with en-suite ablutions are tucked into an indigenous thicket of trees and face out to the wetlands. These trees and camp vegetation make for an excellent haven for birds and many species are active here throughout the day.

Each of the 5 Meru-style tents have a simple cabinet for clothes and the ablutions consist of a wash basin, flush toilets and bucket shower system where staff will fill the tank with enough hot water for a shower whenever you require. A small reed and thatch dining and chill area is located at the west end of the camp and this is where meals, drinks and tea and coffee can be enjoyed whilst discussing the day’ adventures.

CONTACT US FOR 2019 RATES AND AVAILABILITY AT SHOEBILL ISLAND CAMP

GETTING TO SHOEBILL ISLAND

The GPRS Co-ordinated for Shoebill Island are: -11.951030, 30.237336

 

Most visitors coming from overseas choose to fly by private charter as there is an airstrip 1km from Shoebill Island Camp (S11.96800 E 030.25473). The flight from Lusaka will take you about  2hours, one hour from Mfuwe in the Luangwa, and about one hour from Ndola. If you would prefer to drive, there are two main routes to the  Bangweulu Wetlands via the Great North Road. Detailed directions can be seen here.

For more detailed driving directions, see here.

quote

CONTACT US

Interested in visiting Shoebill Island Camp?

Send us an email at: res@shoebillislandcamp.com or use the contact form below.