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Key Information:
Specialty Category: Eco lodges
Location: Zambia
Region: Africa
Min Price: 218 US Dollar (USD) per day
Max Price: 298 US Dollar (USD) per day

The accommodation consists of seven private thatched two person chalets with en suite bathrooms. Beds have mosquito nets and each chalet has hot and cold running water, modern ablutions with a shower. Each chalet has a unique view, either of the river or the bush. A comfortable verandah allows one to view the many species of birds and wildlife from the chalet.

Chalets are built in the traditional fashion and consist almost entirely of natural materials available in the area, thereby adding to the African Safari experience. An open dining room with a spectacular view over a long section of the Kafue River can accommodate fifteen people. There is a separate bar with similar views of the river.

We also offer a campsite with basic ablutions for self drive guests on safari.

M19133 provides full board for guests staying in the chalets. This is defined as brunch (breakfast/lunch) served after the early morning walk, and dinner in the evening. Morning coffee and tea will be brought to your chalets. When walking and camping, guests' needs will be catered for.

Chalets may be hired on a self catering basis and guests using the camping facilities should also be self sufficient. The Camp has a bar licence. However, visitors are requested to bring their own alcohol/carbonated drinks for which there is no corkage charge. Arrangements may be made for the purchase of drinks on your behalf when booking.

We have a good Reference Library as well as light reading material available. Solar power is available in the office to charge batteries if required.

2009 Rates:
Peak Season 1st June-31st October, 09 including 24th December 07 to 1st January 2010:

- Sharing PP: 298.00
- Single Sup: 50
7 Day or more stay
- Sharing PP: 242.00
- Single Sup: 50.00
Low Season 20th November 08-31st May 2009, excluding 24th
December 08-1st January 2009
- Sharing PP: 242.00
- Single Sup: 40.00
7 Day stay: Sharing pp: 218
- Single Sup 40.00

Group Bookings:
- 10% Discount for more than 5 adults
- 15% Discount for more than 8 adults

Children under 14 sharing with adults pay 50%
- Includes: Accommodation, morning tea/coffee, brunch and dinner, all Game activities, boat rides, afternoon teas, National Park fees.
- Excludes: Bar, personal expenses and transfers.

Cancellations Charges:

- 91 days or more - no charges
- 90-61 days prior to safari-25% cancellation charge
- 60-30 days prior to safari-50% cancellation charge
Within 30 days prior to safari-100% cancellation charge

Over 90 days prior to safari - No charge

Zambia Wildlife Authority Fees

Fees, charged by the Zambia Wildlife Authority in addition to McBrides Camp Fees, are payable on completion of your stay. Fees may change without notice. We will issue you with a receipt to present at the gate showing when the Park was exited.

Fees include:
- Park admission fees
- Vehicle/Aircraft Charges
- Angling licences etc:

M19133 Camping fees:
- $20 per person per night
- Children under 14 pay half price.
- Children under 3 are free.
Rates are for camping facilities only. Activities are charged as required.

Rates for the following activities:
- Game walk - $20 Per person (min. 2 hours - no children under 12)
- Pontoon Boat charter - $110 per hour (from 7 am to 6 pm)
- Banana Boat charter - $35 per hour (from 7 am to 6 pm)
- Riverlion Boat charter - $45 per hour (from 7 am to 6 pm)
- Night drives - $5 Per person

General: Full details of ZAWA Park Fees are available here. Park fees may change without notice.

All rates quoted include VAT and are payable in Kwacha, Euro, Sterling, US Dollars or Rand. Please enquire regarding any other currencies.

A 10% non-refundable deposit is required with all bookings.

We also offer:
- Day game drives
- Night game drives
- Game viewing by boat
- Fishing
- Bird watching excursions

Two main safaris are offered:

3 or 4 Day Stay.

Early morning walks - Daily morning walks from the camp, returning for a mid-morning brunch. These are modestly-paced, investigatory strolls to allow for a close scrutiny of whatever presents itself on a particular morning (a lion roar, an antelope alarm call), which could include the full range of life forms in the area; birds, insect, mammal; as well as the ecology of various vegetation types in the area. These walks are fascinating, and your guides have been engaged in such activities, though not continuously, for approximately forty years.

Midday rest period - Afternoons

In the afternoons, you may choose to go on another walk in a different area or for a ride on the river in the famous double decker Fish Eagle; an ideal way to enjoy the river and its sights. Or perhaps you would like to go fishing (yellow-belly bream, the largest bream are famous for their fighting and eating qualities and abound in the area.) Or you may decide to rest in the camp, from which game and bird (over 300 species) viewing is also excellent.

5 or 6 Day Stay.

We now have a new, official, bush or satellite camp near the river 14 kilometres downstream from our present camp. An ideal base for bush walks, the Bush Camp overlooks a traditional buffalo drinking place, from which at least 9 well-used game paths converge on the river. Herds of up to 400 to 600 drink there. There is a healthy pride of golden lions in the area as well, and the spot is pristine and very wild. This camp is rustic but comfortable, as is our style, and cater for a maximum of 8 people.

It can be reached by a 3.5 hour drift on our Pontoon boat, the Fish Eagle, with good game viewing, especially in the dry season, from the upper deck; or by a 3.5 hour walk from our camp. Guests can also chose which option to use for the return to our camp.

Typically, during a 2 day stay in the camp, there is an early morning walk, and a late afternoon one, in this very exciting game area. We are also exploring longer walks from the Bush Camp to interesting areas. Fishing is also excellent in this area, with bream of various species usually being the most sought after catch.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- 2 meals per day
- All game activities
- Coffee, tea and water
- Soft drinks
- Laundry
- Service charge
- ZAWA Bed Levy
- ZAWA Park Entry Fees

Price Excludes:
- ZAWA vehicle, aircraft, angling and other ZAWA fees (see - ZAWA Park Fees
- Transfers
- Alcoholic beverages

Please note that chalets may also be hired on a self catering basis.

About This Supplier
Location: Zambia
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2009

M19133 is situated inside the more than 1 million hectare Kafue National Park in Zambia and is located in the North East section of the park. The camp is found in one of the last true wilderness areas in the Park, where there are no roads and virtually no signs of humans. This intense wilderness quality, so hard to...

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