Shoebill Island Camp: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||5|
Main description of Shoebill Island Camp
Shoebill Island Camp: Facilities
|Property facilities||Private Vehicle Available|
|Room facilities||En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Shower, Tea / Coffee|
|Available services||Babysitting Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Walks (Guided)|
Room types at Shoebill Island Camp
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.
Activities at Shoebill Island Camp
Banana boat cruises
Superb riverine and woodland bush birding is available and guided walks on islands, through the woodland forests, on canoes in the back waters and by boat make for a diverse birding experience. Specials seen in camp include Schalow’s Turaco, Narina Trogans, African Finfoot and Pel’s Fishing Owl.
Enjoy game drives and witness 100’000 black lechwe spread out before you across the flat Bangweulu plains - it's quite incredible. Sitting in amongst the herds at sunset as they make their way to the swamps off the plains with a G & T in hand is something very special. Photographers are quite likely to capture some stunning images of wildlife in the Bangweulu Wetlands which is home to a small number of elephant, buffalo and hippo, zebra and the tsessebbe.
March through to June offer an amazing watering wilderness for the adventurous with Shoebills often visible right from camp! 'Shoebill Treks' during this time of the year are most commonly pursued through the dugout banana boats and as you are poled about the watery pans and channels, you can expect some phenomenal birding and not just for the Shoebill either so a really worthwhile and unique safari activity. The activities usually take place in the morning after a full, cooked breakfast leaving the afternoons free for other activities.