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.


  • 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

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Submitted by: Isaac Kalio, Nov 12, 2015

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Latest News From Shumba Camp

  • Shumba Camp - July 2015
    Jul 1, 2015

    July was another cracking month on the Busanga Plains at Shumba. I’m not even sure where to start!

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  • Shumba Camp - June 2015
    Jun 1, 2015

    The lion pride dynamics here at Shumba Camp are as intriguing as a political thriller while overall the wildlife and birding has heralded an excellent start to our Kafue safari season…

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  • Shumba Camp - October 2014
    Oct 6, 2014

    Two previously unseen cheetah were found around Kapinga and 22 wild dogs pass through the Shumba area!

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Shumba did not dissappoint! Wonderful staff attentive to your every wish. The managers, Daniel and Laura went out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect. ”
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Reviewed by: Nabglow, 2014.09.25