Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

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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 boating during the early part of the season while hot air balloon safaris run from August to October.

Game drives

On interpretive game drives in open vehicles, 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

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.

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 (complimentary for guests who stay three nights or more) ends with a champagne breakfast. (Available from August to October)

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.

Specialist birding safari

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.

Walking Safaris

Experiencing Kafue on foot is a remarkable way to enjoy the small wonders of the Park and to view general game and a variety of bird species. Walking safaris are always done with a Department Of National Parks And Wildlife Scout (DNPW) Scout. *Seasonal and subject to availability of a DNPW scout and qualified walking guide.

Latest News From Shumba Camp

  • Shumba Camp - October 2017
    Oct 5, 2017

    What an absolute cracker of a month at Shumba in terms of wildlife sightings and in particular, lion activity… it was a fittingly dramatic close to arguably our best season to date…

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  • Shumba Camp - September 2017
    Sep 11, 2017

    Between failed hunts, an enthralling encounter with a huge buffalo herd and tiny cubs heard in a thicket, our Papyrus Pride gave us plenty of entertainment at Shumba this month…

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  • Shumba Camp - July 2017
    Jul 2, 2017

    At the beginning of the month we met up with two new male lions around Shumba…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ We had a delightful time in Shumba, and the wildlife was spectacular. Lions were at our tent for three days. ”
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Reviewed by: IdahoTimber, 05 November 2017