This camp has been around since the mid 90’s and is built on a raised part of the river bank some 17 kilometres upstream from the Falls and 30 minutes drive from the airport. The camp is well designed to take advantage of the views across a wide bend in the main river and the perspective from camp is wonderful.
The central area is delightfully colonial in style with old books, silverware and plenty of photographs to complete the illusion that one has stepped back in time. This feeling is further enhanced on meeting the owner manager Peter Jones, an ex British army officer with a passion for the history of the area.
The camp sleeps a maximum of 20 guests, the rooms were designed to be open fronted but inquisitive monkeys amongst other unwanted wildlife have forced the fronts to be screened in recent years. The rooms are split level and extend out from the steep river bank. There is a pool with a fantastic elevated view of the river and also a croquet lawn.
The River Suites
Each River Suite is split level. Features include a sitting area with spectacular views over the river through full length glass doors, which can be opened onto the private balcony to enjoy fresh air and the sunset.
Swathed in a walk-in mosquito net, choose between one Empire King Bed or twin single beds.
There are two bathrooms; a shower, basin and toilet upstairs, and full bathroom downstairs (shower, basin, ball & claw bath and toilet).
All River Suites have overhead fans above the beds, air-conditioning units (cool/warm), hotel-type safes, a hair-dryer, a mini-bar fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. In the event of power outages, each room has 24/7 mains back-up in the form of an inverter/solar battery system which runs the overhead fan, as well as certain lights and plug sockets.
There are 7 River Suites: Stanley River Suite, Baines River Suite, Von Vorbeck River Suite, Cornwallis Harris River Suite, George River Suite, Selous River Suite and Edward River Suite, each sleeps 2 guests.