Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Shumba Camp is a Classic Camp

Elegance on the diverse Busanga Plains

Located on a tree island in the centre of the breathtaking Busanga Plains is stylish Shumba Camp. Its six luxury tented units are spacious, en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers, and all raised on wooden platforms with spectacular views of the surrounding plains.

The bar and dining area is shaded by spectacular fig trees and boasts magnificent vistas over the open wildlife-rich plains. Dinner takes place either on the deck or in the cosy boma, along with a little Zambian culture while the camp’s main deck is a perfect place to star gaze or relax after your evening meal. The area is a magnet for a wealth of plains game, followed by lion, wild dog and cheetah.

Highlights

  • Meaning ‘lion’, Shumba is aptly named after the prides of lion seen in the area
  • The Plains are home to hundreds of red lechwe, puku, roan and oribi
  • Sail over the Plains in a hot air balloon – the most exclusive wildlife ballooning in Africa
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Some things to do at Shumba Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Drive across the plains to catch sight of the famous lion prides of Busanga

  • Exciting game drives on the Busanga Plains which teem with diverse wildlife

  • Spot puku, lechwe and perhaps the ‘local’ rare roan herd on a hot air balloon safari

 

Activities and Facilities:

Game Drive (Night) Game Drive (Day) Hot Air Ballooning (Seasonal) Boating (Seasonal) Birding Guided Walks (Seasonal and subject to availability) Pool Family Room Tented Camp Solar Power No Wi-Fi

Isolated elegance on the Busanga Plains

Latest News From Shumba Camp

  • Shumba Camp - October 2017
    Oct 5, 2017

    What an absolute cracker of a month at Shumba in terms of wildlife sightings and in particular, lion activity… it was a fittingly dramatic close to arguably our best season to date…

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  • Shumba Camp - September 2017
    Sep 11, 2017

    Between failed hunts, an enthralling encounter with a huge buffalo herd and tiny cubs heard in a thicket, our Papyrus Pride gave us plenty of entertainment at Shumba this month…

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  • Shumba Camp - July 2017
    Jul 2, 2017

    At the beginning of the month we met up with two new male lions around Shumba…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ We loved watching a large herd of elephants making their way past us to a new area and also finding a large herd of 40+ roan. ”
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Reviewed by: Christinebeehive, 31 October 2016