Siamuloba center is a fishing camp established in 2005 and funded through the Campfire Development Fund (CDF). It is situated on the shores of the Sebungwe river.
Infrastructure: The original structures comprise two lodges under thatch, a gazebo/kitchen area and an ablution facility. A swimming pool overlooking the Sebungwe River has also been built. The buildings at this camp are dilapidated and need to be renovated. The site is connected to an electricity transmission line. The electricity transformer was stolen hence there is no electricity supply at the moment. Water reticulation system is not in place although the plans were to draw water from the Sebungwe river. Management of the Facility: The camp management is not in place, the Trust that was originally earmarked to oversee the management of the camp was never registered. The committee is no longer fully constituted and there is no responsible person to run the camp at the moment. The camp is manned by a caretaker-family who has limited information on the status and plans of the business.
Accommodation: The two lodges can accommodate a maximum of 8 people. There is adequate camping ground to accommodate more than 50 campers in small tents.
Amenities: No visitor amenities are in place. Access: The camp is about 26km of the Lupane Binga Road through Manjolo or Siachilaba business centers. The road is rough and one needs a rough terrain vehicle to get to the camp. It is regularly serviced by the RDC and hence the place is fairly easily accessible. The place can also be accessed by boat from Mulibizi Resort of Binga Town both within 15-20 minutes drive on a speed boat. Activities: The main activity on the camp is fishing, game viewing and boating on Sebungwe river or Lake Kariba.
Attractions: The river, lake, fishing and game are the main attractions. Tonga culture could also be incorporated into the set of attractions. Awareness and
Marketing: There are no efforts to market this facility. Challenges: The CDF funding period ended before the full development plans could be implemented. The RDC had pledged to continue with the project but not much development has taken place ever since CDF. The infrastructure is dilapidated and there have been incidences of theft and vandalism although now there is a full time care taker family. Patronage is low at the moment.
Future Prospects: The facility is strategically located and has a potential to be resuscitated into one of the best community tourism camps on Lake Kariba. The communities are still very keen on the project and the RDC believes the site has potential to bring in revenue to the community. There are opportunities for multipurpose use camp – fishing, cultural village, researchers’ camp etc.