Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Shumba Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Shumba Camp

As Wilderness Safaris began to operate in Kafue, opportunities arose to partner with the local people. More than 150 casual labourers from remote surrounding villages helped to build the camps initially and once they opened over 130 people were permanently employed in various ecotourism positions. Training and skills development is ongoing.


Energy-saving Initiatives

Shumba Camp is one of Wilderness Safaris’ camps in Zambia to pioneer the use of innovative energy-saving systems. These systems are now used as a model to lower the environmental footprint across the entire portfolio of camps in all regions.

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 established a year-round presence in Kafue, employing eight game scouts seconded from the Zambian Wildlife Authority who are based at its camps and conduct anti-poaching patrols from these bases year round.

Kafue Lion Project

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

Latest News From Shumba Camp

  • Shumba Camp - September 2014
    Sep 30, 2014

    Shumba, which means ‘lion’ in the vernacular, lives up to its name with no fewer than 21 lions seen on one morning game drive from camp…

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  • Shumba Camp - August 2014
    Aug 31, 2014

    The highlight on game drives at Shumba Camp this month has to be the martial eagle that our guests watched hunting a warthog…

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  • Shumba Camp - October 2013
    Oct 31, 2013

    In 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 the end of the month...

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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