Shoebill Island Camp

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.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 5
Last updated 15-Nov-2016

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

Safari tents

Safari tents

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

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.

Game Drive

Game Drive

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.

Shoebill Trek

Shoebill Trek

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.

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