Shumba Camp

From $957

Country Zambia

Province North Western Province

Quick Facts

  • Big 5 Reserve: No
  • Cell Phone Signal: No
  • Child Friendly: No
  • Child Friendly (Minimum age 7): No
  • Child Friendly (Minimum age 8): No
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Spa: No
  • Swimming pool: No
  • Test: No
  • Waterhole: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: No
  • Wi-Fi: No



Shumba Camp is situated on a tree island right in the middle of the superbly flat Busanga Plains. Floodplain grasses stretch to the horizon, interrupted only by isolated protrusion of fig and palm trees. The wealth of game in the area is a big attraction for predators, including wild dog, cheetah and pride of lion.

Shumba Camp is situated in the centre of Busanga Plains close to permanent water and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. Shumba is named after a favourite species in the area: its large pride of lions that is often seen right next to camp – or even, unusually, in trees. Viewing of this and other species is possible from the comfort of the tent or main deck, while the camp’s fig trees ensure both shade and constant bird activity.

Shumba Camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents, all on raised platforms with spectacular views. The dining area is elevated so as to take in this vista and each morning’s sunrise; dinner takes place either here or in the cosy boma where guests can also enjoy elements of local Zambian culture.

Guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and water-based activities when the Plains are still inundated. Night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area, and floating in a hot air balloon high over the plains is an unforgettable experience.


About the company


Wilderness Safaris is an ecotourism company dedicated to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife.

Wilderness Safaris does this by creating life-changing journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in eight African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

At the same time, it shares the benefits of ecotourism with local communities, and partner with them to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage. Their model is responsible and sustainable, changes people’s perspectives on the planet and inspires those exposed to it to effect positive changes.

Wilderness Safaris thus fulfil their vision: To conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife by creating life-changing journeys and inspiring positive action.




  • ATTA ( Africa Travel and Tourism Association )

  • ATTA ( Adventure Travel trade Association )

  • SATSA ( Southern Africa Tourism Services Association )

  • APTA ( Association promotion of Tourism Africa )

More information

  • All Local beverages
  • Laundry Services
  • Entrance Fees
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Safari Activities per Day
  • Scheduled charter flights
  • Premium Beverages
  • All Premium Spirits, Speciality Wines, Mineral Water and Sundowner Drinks
  • Transfers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Malaria Area
  • Night Drives
  • Hot-Air Ballooning
  • Game Drives
  • Boat Trips
  • Birdwatching


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