Shoebill Island Camp - Bangweulu Wetlands,
Shoebill Island is surrounded by water for much of the year. Access is possible by road during the dry season. An airstrip is used for guests who opt not to drive. When the flood waters are too high to drive directly to Sheobill, fly-in and self-drive guests are met at the airstrip and taken in banana boats navigating the hippo and fisherman highways through the reeds and swamp to the camp.
The camp consists of 5 safari style tents with bed space for up to 10 visitors sharing accomodation, each with a simple en-suite bathroom overlooking the swamps.
Shoebill Island provides a unique experience hosting a diverse and spectacular assemblage of flora and fauna. It is one of the best destinations in the world to see the threatened Sheobill, wattled crane and black lechwe.
Photos courtesy of Chris Meyer