Shumba Camp

From $957

Country Zambia

Province National Parks

Area Kafue

Quick Facts

  • Big 5 Reserve: No
  • Cell Phone Signal: No
  • Child Friendly: No
  • Malaria Area: Yes
  • Spa: No
  • Swimming pool: 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 that specialises in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa. In this way, it offers its guests private access to three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources.

Wilderness Safaris operates camps and safaris in some of Africa’s best wildlife and wilderness reserves across nine different countries: Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Recognising that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness programme, as well as through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in Africa.

Wilderness Safaris firmly believes that its single most important achievement to date is to have built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers, adjusted horizons, hope and a realistic alternative to less sustainable development.

Wilderness Safaris is part of the Wilderness organisation, a group of responsible ecotourism companies and conservation and community development vehicles that together endeavour to use responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.


  • 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

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

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