Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Shumba Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Shumba Camp

As a camp dedicated to sustainable conservation and community, Shumba Camp is intimately involved in projects that support these as well as the rest of the 4Cs principles.


Anti-Poaching in Kafue

Prior to Wilderness Safaris’ presence in the park, Kafue saw significant poaching in the 1980s. Game numbers declined before beginning to recover in the 1990s with the growth of ecotourism in Zambia. Wilderness Safaris currently supports the game scouts and anti-poaching units of the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) logistically and financially year round.

Kafue Lion Project

Wilderness Trust funded a strategic management plan for lions in the greater Kafue National Park (KNP) system, including the surrounding Game Management Areas. This has contributed towards a better understanding and the sustainable management of the lion populations of KNP and Zambia as a whole.

Community Initiatives

As Wilderness Safaris began to operate in Kafue, opportunities arose to partner with the local people. Employment opportunities were the first step – initially in construction as more than 150 casual labourers from remote surrounding villages helped to build the camps, and then later in the operational camps. With permanent employment has come training and skills development.

Energy-saving Initiatives

Shumba Camp is powered by a hybrid system, combining a diesel powered generator that charges a bank of batteries which in turn supplies the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day as opposed to 24 hours. In addition, each guest tent has its own small solar panel and battery, providing electricity for the lighting and fan. These systems are now used as a model to lower the environmental footprint across the entire portfolio of camps in all regions.

Latest Shumba Camp Album

Submitted by: Caroline Culbert, Aug 17, 2016

»View All Albums

Latest News From Shumba Camp

  • Shumba Camp - October 2015
    Oct 30, 2015

    In this calm at the end of the season at Shumba Camp it is time for reflection, not only on what an awesome month it was but also what an incredible season we had…

    » Read the full story
  • Shumba Camp - September 2015
    Sep 23, 2015

    Never being a camp to miss a rare event, Shumba pulled out all the stops to mark the final supermoon event in the recent cycle of four…

    » Read the full story
  • Shumba Camp - August 2015
    Aug 1, 2015

    An amazing hippo-lion encounter enthralled guests at Shumba this month, while cheetah and leopard sightings were even more special…

    » Read the full story

As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ This incredible team has such a positive attitude and work together as one. They love to laugh which is so special. Just everything went perfectly, there was not one aspect of the trip that wasn't excellent. ”
» Read or Post a Review

Reviewed by: Sue B, 28 October 2015