Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Shumba Camp is a Classic Camp

Things to do at Shumba Camp

Activities at Shumba Camp include day and night game drives, led by qualified guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife, as well as hot-air balloon safaris.


Hot Air Balloon Safari

Nowhere else in Zambia can you take to the skies in such style. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch hippo playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This experience (for guests who stay 3 nights or more from August to October will be at no extra cost) ends with a champagne breakfast.


Interpretive game drives in open vehicles

On interpretive game drives, guests may view large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and even perhaps the rare roan antelope. The famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen.


Guided night drives ± 3 hours

Led by a knowledgeable guide, night drives offer a glimpse into Busanga Plains’ unique, nocturnal world. A diverse range of species may be seen at night, including genet, civet, owls and occasionally the elusive leopard.


Specialist birding safari ± 3 hours

Boasting 491 species, including the endemic Chaplin's barbet, birding enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice on a specialist birding safari. The area is also alive with rollers, bee-eaters, kingfishers, herons and large flocks of storks, to name a few.


Full-day safari in the plains with picnic lunch

Enjoy a full day of game viewing with a knowledgeable guide, with a restful midday siesta comprising a delicious picnic lunch in the dappled shade of the trees.


Boating

Early on in the season, the Busanga Plains are still covered in much water. A boating excursion during this time allows for exploration of the channels and their life.

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