Self Catering Camp and Campsite – Kariba Gorge

The Camp takes its name from it’s shady setting below a magnificent canopy of Tamarind Trees, on 8 hectares of forest along the banks of the Lower Zambezi River, Zambia.

Owned and Operated by Sobek Canoe Adventures
The Company takes its name from The River God of the Nile, Sobek, the crocodile. The site was identified by Andy Anderson and American Charlie Ross when setting up camps for Sobek Canoe Adventures down the Zambezi.


Under the shade of the Tamarind Trees, the original tents were replaced with chalets incorporating local stone under thatch, all constructed by local craftsmen.


There are 6 ensuite chalets with hot water, sleeping 16. Read more


The Dining Deck

Spectacular views over the Zambezi

Bar & Kitchen

Fully equipped with furnishings, crockery, cutlery, glassware,  pots and pans, gas stove and braai area.

The Plunge Pool

Welcome relief in hot weather,
particularly for children.

The Camp Fire

By night, the real Africa campfire, allows the tales to flow onto another day at sunrise

The Campsite

The campsite has an ablution block and kitchen area with hot and cold water and braai units, which look onto expansive river frontage


Guests are encouraged to launch their own boats and enjoy great fishing adventures, particularly for the famed Zambezi Tiger or hire the camp banana boat Africa Wins Again.

Community Support

Holding a respected position in the Namoomba and Bbasasa areas with significant support from Projects Now, Sobek Canoe Adventures have over 10 years, supported Bbakasa Community School to the extent of over $250 000 with the building of classrooms, library, kitchen, windmill, fencing and equipment, as well as new and renovated staff houses. Bbakasa school is now one of the most envied schools in the district.  
With major renovations, equipment and building of 2 nursing homes, Projects Now, supported by Sobek Canoe Adventures, has helped to create Musokwe Clinic with the founder Asif, administering to 30-40 patients a day, with staff and drugs supplied by the Zambia Ministry of Health. There is also a maternity ward. Prior to the opening in 2017, villagers had to travel more than 8 kms to the nearest clinic. In addition the Clinic now also serves Cholokwa and other villages.