**Please note that the campsite is currently closed until 2017 while BCP works to upgrade the campsites.**
BioCarbon Partners is proud to announce the opening of a tourism campsite in Rufunsa Conservancy. The campsite is on the banks of the Mwambashi River overlooking Lower Zambezi National Park. The junction to the campsite is approximately 40kms off the Great East Road at the Sinjela turn off towards Lower Zambezi National Park (approximately 100kms from Lusaka) on an all-weather, mostly graded road. The site itself is only one kilometer off the main road into the National Park.
The campsite has a flush toilet and hot shower fed by a 200 litre water drum. There are cleared bays for 4 tents in the thicket vegetation and a central dining / lapa / fireplace area that is terraced with a concrete floor. There is ample shade and a cleared termite mound in the middle of the site which creates an elevated platform from which to watch the sunset.
There is a natural salt lick about half a kilometer from the campsite that attracts roan, sable, warthog, baboon, bushbuck, duiker and porcupine. The spoor of leopard and hyena have also been seen regularly in the area and there are nightly visits to the camp by civet, genet and thick tailed bushbaby. Side striped jackal have been heard yipping in the early hours of the morning and in August, two male lions were heard calling at sunrise very close to the campsite.
Tourists are free to hike from the site and guides can be hired from the Conservancy Camp 2kms away. Prior bookings for these activities are preferred. There are a number of interesting walks and hill climbs in close proximity and the absence of large game like elephant make this an ideal location for hiking or mountain biking. For those less inclined to physical exercise, the dambo across the river attracts small game and the birding around camp includes Schallow’s turaco, half collared kingfisher, African finfoot and a host of miombo species to keep interested birders satisfied.
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— Written by Dorian Tilbury, Project Manager, Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project