Shumba Camp

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Located in the Busanga Plains in the Kafue National Park, Shumba Camp stands in the centre of this wildlife paradise, with its view stretching 360 degrees across the plains to the miombo woodland in the hazy distance. Perfectly situated within close proximity to permanent water and having access to nearby floodplains ensures that as the dry season progresses a full set of antelope moves onto the plains in front of the camp including red lechwe, puku, roan, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and many more. These prove a big attraction for predators such as wild dog, cheetah and prides of lions, sometimes up to 20 strong!

Six spacious luxurious safari tents are all on raised platforms and provide spectacular views of the surrounding plains, best viewed from your own outdoor shower! The elevated dining and area is designed to take in the spectacular vistas and awesome sunrises. Meals are taken here and are usually cooked on the fire in front of guests to enhance the safari experience.

Shumba places great emphasis on the 'guided' experience - being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. Shumba Camp is closed seasonally between 01 November and 01 June each year.

How to get to Shumba Camp

Approximately a 1hr45 minute flight from Livingstone to the North Kafue and an approximately a 1hr40 minute flight from Lusaka. From the Busanga airstrip guests are transferred by helicopter (approximately 6-7 minutes) to the camp.

Activities at Shumba Camp

Morning and night game drives, specialist birding game drives and full day activities with hammock lunch in the plains.

Shumba Camp Photo Gallery

Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Shumba Camp

All Zambia Itineraries
Balloon into the sunset by Dana Allen

Stunning Zambia Falls and Sky Safari

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $8,910 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zambia
Locations
Kafue National Park, Livingstone & Victoria Falls
(5) Shumba Camp Lion on game drive by Dana Allen

Wonders of Zambia

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $7,040 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zambia
Locations
Kafue National Park, Livingstone & Victoria Falls
(3) Shumba Camp Hippo sighting on boat ride by Will Burrard-Lucas

Luxury Zambia and Botswana Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $10,650 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Zambia
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Kafue National Park, Livingstone & Victoria Falls
Game drive with lions by Caroline Culbert

Zambia's Three Great Parks Safari Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $9,520 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zambia
Locations
Kafue National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park