Project Description


Mc Brides Camp is located in one of the few remaining true wilderness areas of Kafue National Park, where there are no roads and minimal human presence. Escape to serenity on the tranquil banks of the Kafue River, where we have crafted a captivating retreat nestled in nature’s embrace.

This exceptional natural environment, home to a diverse range of wildlife is what makes McBride’s Camp unique. We offer game drive, walking safari, boat cruise, fishing, swimming in hot spring and visiting the ruins of the oldest Coppermine in Zambia.

The camp offers seven private thatched chalets, each accommodating two people with en-suite bathrooms, with hot and cold showers, basins and flushing toilets. All beds have mosquito nets.
Each chalet has a unique view, either of the river or on the dambo. A comfortable veranda 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.

The open-air dining room provides stunning views of the Kafue River and can accommodate up to fourteen guests.

Discover the hidden gem of Mc Brides Camp – our secluded Bush Camp, nestled 10 km away from the Main camp on the opposite side of the river. Immerse yourself in nature with our 5 charming safari tents, allowing you to truly disconnect and embrace the wilderness. Accessible only by boat, walking, or a scenic drive, this rustic camp promises tranquility, connection, and a chance to unwind completely off the grid.

Our services at the Bush Camp are similar to those at the Main Camp. Prepare to embrace the serenity, forge deep connections, and rejuvenate amidst nature’s embrace at our extraordinary Bush Camp.

Additionally, the camp offers a campsite for self-drive safari guests. The campsite is equipped with two ablution blocks, flushing toilets, hot and cold showers, basins, and a half drum braai for cooking and is situated about 600 meters away from camp.


Type: Bush Camp/Camping

Area: Kafue National Park

Operates: March – December

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  • Boma
  • River huts
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities.
  • Laundry
  • Special Wi-Fi Area
  • Transfers
  • Battery charging facilities.
  • Mosquito nets
  • Game drives.
  • Boat based game viewing.
  • Walking Safaris
  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Swimming/visiting hot springs.
  • Visiting the ruins of the first copper mine in Zambia

Chris & Charlotte McBride, are the legends who started McBrides Camp about 20 years ago. They created a very different experience from your average Zambian lodge experience, it was almost like you were invited in their home. They had and still have a passionate about this place that they call home and they had a genuine desire that you enjoyed every moment of your stay, whether that was on an activity, or just quietly reading a book.

Through sustainable practices and community engagement, the camp has fostered a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, promoting environmental stewardship and local empowerment.

Visitors to Mc Brides Camp have the opportunity to delve into the park’s storied past while experiencing the wonders of the present. Whether embarking on thrilling game drives, exploring the park’s untamed landscapes, every moment at Mc Brides Camp is imbued with a sense of awe and reverence for the natural world.

Today, the legacy of Mc Brides Camp lives on as new management gracefully assumes the reins from the visionary founders, Chris and Charlotte.

Please Contact us for our rates

  • Tea/coffee/water
  • 2 meals per day (brunch and dinner)
  • 2 activities per day
  • Service charge
  • VAT
  • Tourism Levy
  • Park fees
  • Bed levy
  • Alcoholic drinks (You can bring your own we don’t charge a corkage fee)
  • Scout fee for walking safari.


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McBrides Camp

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McBrides Camp -14.672587, 26.376086 MCBRIDES CAMP