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Shumba Camp - June 2015

Jul 27, 2015  |  Zambia  |  Kafue  |  Shumba Camp

Climate and Landscape
And we’re off! Shumba is up and running and looking better than ever. We’re looking forward to a fantastic season.

It was really rather chilly up here in the Busanga Plains this June. With temperatures as low as 3° Celsius in the very early mornings the hot water bottles we are sending out with guests on game drive are much appreciated! However the afternoons reached the comfortable high 20s and we only have to roll out the blankets again at dinnertime.

As we mentioned in our last update, this season it is incredibly dry – we must be in a dry cycle as it’s even drier this year than it was last year. Our nearby hippo pools are getting a little crowded and soon it will be time to take the Go Devil boats out of the...

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