The road to our camp has been improved, but the first 30km out of Mumbwa is bad, go slowly there… and a 4X4 is no longer necessary in the dry season, when a high clearance 2X4 will be sufficient.

FOR SELF DRIVERS…PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFUL TO DRIVE VERY SLOWLY NEAR ANIMALS, WHICH ARE MOSTLY HABITUATED TO VEHICLES NEAR THE CAMP, AND CONSEQUENTLY ARE RELAXED IN THE PRESENCE OF VEHICLES. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY DE-HABITUATE THEM TO VEHICLES, WHICH WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS TO SEE THEM IN THE FUTURE.

From Lusaka, take the Mongu Road for 150 kilometres. Turn right into the Mumbwa Road.
N.B. last fuel is in Mumbwa. From Mumbwa to McBrides’ camp and back  is approximately 220kms.

N.B. last fuel is in Mumbwa. From Mumbwa to McBrides’ camp and back  is approximately 220kms.

Set your Odometer in Mumbwa.


Once in Mumbwa turn left at the first circle on entering the town 

(Mumbwa Filling Station: 

S 014 deg 59.457 min, 

E 027 deg 03.617 min

Turn right after about 1.1 km into the Kasempa road.  

At 33.2 kms take the left fork. 

S 014 deg 45.599 min, 

E 026 deg 54.376 min 

29.1 kms to Kabalushi Gate (Disused)

S 014 deg 40.727 min, 

E 026 deg 39.338 min

 NEW – THERE IS A NEW ROUTE TO OUR CAMP WHERE YOU  HAVE A CHANCE OF SEEING SABLE,  AND OTHER SPECIES (not guaranteed)

S 14 deg 39.638 min

E 026 deg 34.190 min

(dry season only – please enquire if in doubt)

A YELLOW ARROW  on the left indicates where the new road is.

19.7 kms to Hippo Mine Turn-off – Sign posted McBrides’ Camp

S 014 deg 37.866 min

E 026 deg 29.659 min
 

DRY SEASON SCENIC ROUTE – MAY TO DECEMBER:  (suitable also for high-clearance 2×4’s.)

When you get to the first yellow sign, ‘McBrides’ Camp’, go straight

S 014 deg. 37.866 min

E 026 deg., 29.659 min

do not turn right to the pontoon.

Go straight for 5.1 kms

Turn left where you see the second ‘McBrides’ Camp’ sign.

The camp is 14.2 kms from this point

BASICALLY, FROM HERE ON, FOLLOW THE YELLOW ARROWS AND YOU WILL REACH THE CAMP

WET SEASON ROUTE:  DECEMBER TO END MAY —please enquire as to road conditions…

From the first yellow McBrides’ Camp sign on the main road, go straight — at 10.6 kms from the sign, turn left at the disused mine boom gate (follow the sign, ‘McBrides’ Camp), at

S 014 deg 39.174 min

E 026 deg 25.015 min

Turn left after 1.4 kms, signposted at

S 14 deg 39.612 min

E 026 deg 24.560 min

GO FOR 3.5 KMS, THEN PARK YOUR CAR UNDER A SHADE TREE—KUDUBERRY TREE

The Kuduberry tree is at

S 14 deg 41.070 min

E 26 degree 23.053 min

WE WILL MEET YOU THERE AND CARRY YOUR LUGGAGE TO CAMP A LOVELY WALK OF 2 KM

Please give us your ETA

With the improved highway, travelling time is about 5.5 hours from Lusaka in the dry season, and 5+ in the wet season…..but the first 30 kms out of Mumbwa has deteriorated, drive slowly…this adds time to the trip..