The camp has seven private thatched two-person chalets with en suite bathrooms. 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.

McBridesCampCamp Layout

We also offer a campsite for self drive guests on safari. The setting is tranquil and natural, remote and rustic. The campsite has two ablution blocks, each with a flushing toilet as well as hot and cold showers and basins. There is a sink for washing up pots and pans, and a half drum braai, for campers to cook on. Campers should bring their own camping equipment. Wood is provided for the first night, but additional firewood can be purchased at minimal cost.

(Karola & Carsten Wilge from Germany say ” your campsite is in a wonderful setting and with a very nice view and includes privacy….you can offer a campsite the most lodges do not offer their self-driving guests.”  –

McBrides’ Camp 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 facilities on this basis 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. E-mail is available for necessities.

For a real bush experience visit our Bush Camp. Spend a couple of nights in this remote camp to experience nature as the early explorers did. It is an ideal base for our daily game walks. 

View the camp

Nightly campfire


History of the camp

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