• Nearest Airport
    Kenneth Kaunda Airport, Zambia
  • Location

    Kafue National Park, Zambia

  • Property Access

    Transfers from Lusaka to McBrides in 4X4 vehicles may be arranged. Total traveling time is approximately 4 to 5 hours.

  • Best time to travel

    Zambia predominantly has a wet (starting from November till April) and dry season (from around May to October) instead of summer and winter due to its sub tropical climate.  Most travelers prefer to visit towards the end of the wet season when the Falls are at their peak and the wildlife prolific.  During the dry season the Falls may dry up on the Zambian side and visitors will need to cross to the Zimbabwean for Fall viewing.

McBride’s is unique in many ways.  Its lodgings are secure but open to the fresh air, taking full advantage of the temperate year round weather and offering guests the best possible view of their surroundings. The intense wilderness quality that’s so hard to find nowadays, together with the full panoply of wildlife and amazing birdlife makes McBrides’ Camp so special. McBrides Camp has been rated by many guests and photographers as one of the best African wilderness experiences on the planet. This remote, wild and untouched corner of the Kafue National Park in Zambia promises to offer a unique and personal safari experience. The area around the camp is very remote with no roads and just about no signs of humans. The wildlife viewing is incredible, the views simply magnificent and the service and hospitality is from a bygone era.


The accommodation is rustic and comfortable, consisting of seven private thatched two person chalets with en suite bathrooms which have hot and cold showers, basins and flushing toilets. All beds have mosquito nets. The chalets blend in and can hardly be distinguished from the surrounding bush. 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.


McBrides’ camp provides a full board basis for guests staying in the chalets. Brunch is 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.


Stop, listen and watch the game, birds, insects and vegetation. During the afternoon you may choose to venture out in a different direction on foot or by exploring the river on board the double-decker river boat. The camp specializes in walking safaris on the west bank of the Kafue River. Other activities include day and night game drives, game-viewing, fishing and bird-watching excursions – and drifting on the river in their pontoon boat, The Finfoot.

What we think of it

The accommodation is safari cozy and rustic chic.