Welcome to Shoebill Island Camp in Bangweulu Swamps

AboutShoebill Island Camp

Shoebill Island Camp is perfectly located under a canopy of indigenous trees, overlooking the picturesque wetlands of Bangweulu.

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Key facts of Shoebill Island Camp

Open All Year
Country Zambia
National Park Bangweulu Swamps
Accommodation 4 walk-in tents
Airstrip Chimbwe Airstrip
Policy No restrictions
Shoebill Island Camp
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Bangweulu Swamps, which translates as: ‘where water meets the sky’, is a massive flooded wilderness of low islands, reed-beds, and shallow lagoons. It remains one of Zambia hidden gems and are also ‘Wetlands of International Importance under the RAMSAR Convention. Aside from the breathtaking scenery of the park, it also is a bird lovers paradise with superb birding from all the water birds to the endangered wattled crane elegantly strolling around the plains. Of course, the star attraction remains the extraordinary shoebill.

Shoebill Island Camp is perfectly located under a canopy of indigenous forest and overlooks the picturesque wetlands of Bangweulu. It’s a simple rustic bushcamp and is the perfect spot for travelers who have done other safaris before and want an offbeat experience.

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En suite
No Wi-Fi
No phone reception


Each of the camp’s 4 wak-in tents (2 double, 2 twin) is appointed with the good linens and necessary comforts.


The major highlight here is the rare Shoebill, found only in 5 countries in the world! This is birders paradise with lots of other great bird species including Wattled crane, African Openbll, Saddle-billed stork, Spurwing goose, Sacred Ibis, Lesser Jacana, lossy Ibis, Black-crowned Night Heron, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Swamp Flycatcher, Pink- throated and Fulleborn’s Long claw, Denham’s Bustard and many ducks.

Outside of the excellent bird species the Park has some excellent plains game – including the endemic black lechwe is huge herds, oribi, tsessebe and sitatunga. Elephant, buffalo, reedbuck, Burchell’s zebra are other species found here.

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