Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Shumba Camp is a Premier 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. Along with a bar and dining area, this camp 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. 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
  • Unique touches of Zambian culture during outdoor boma dinners
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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

  • Enjoy local Zambian hospitality whilst viewing game from the camp’s raised decks

Latest News From Shumba Camp

  • Shumba Camp - October 2013
    Oct 31, 2013

    Weather and LandscapeIn October, the day temperatures could rise to 41 degrees Celsius, but the evenings and mornings were very comfortable with temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius. The storms that built up in the afternoons towards...

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  • Shumba Camp - September 2013
    Oct 16, 2013

    Weather and LandscapeThe temperatures really climbed up during this month, with the average daytime high reaching a sweltering high of 40 °C. The mornings and evenings were still quite comfy however. We did receive temporary respite...

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  • Shumba Camp - August 2013
    Sep 11, 2013

    FireUnfortunately we experienced some serious bushfires in the Busanga Plains in August. With a combined team effort we managed to secure the camps and control the fires. Although a part of the Busanga Plains, south of Shumba, is burned,...

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ We had some brilliant wildlife sightings while we were at Shumba. In our three days we had really good sightings of a pack of wild dogs, a group of 3 cheetahs, 2 leopard cubs, several groups of lions, about 5 different servals, elephants , hippos, water monitor and roan antelope. ”
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Reviewed by: WildlifeFan01, 2012.11.23