(5 chalets) P Bag 17, Woodlands, Lusaka; tel: (097) 767404 or (01) 223608; fax: (01) 221835; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mcbridescamp.com
Chris and Charlotte McBride first came to this part of Kafue around March '99, to Hippo Camp. They subsequently started this camp – although their precise transition between the two camps appears to be a source of some bad feeling on both sides. They started this camp in July 2002, and McBrides' (GPS: MCBRID) feels like a small 'walking' bushcamp in the style of those in the Luangwa Valley.
Four of the thatched, two-person chalets each have a double and a single bed, whilst the fifth has two singles. All are carefully furnished with mossie nets over the beds, a solid wooden chest of draws, a small private veranda with chairs, and some thoughtful touches. At the back of each chalet is an open-air bathroom, with a hot shower, a wash basin, and a flush toilet under its own small thatched roof. The camp's lighting is by candlelight, paraffin lanterns and solar power.
There's also a simple reed-and-thatch open dining room, lounge and bar, whilst their boat, the Fish Eagle, is moored on the river beside the camp. This is used for occasional cruises on the river, and otherwise activities major around walking safaris.