Project Description


Wilderness Shumba Camp invites you to an intimate and exclusive bush experience in wildlife-rich Busanga Plains in Zambia. Named after the prides of lion seen in the area, Shumba opens for just five months each year, making this seasonal camp one of the most exclusive safari destinations in Africa. Expect front-row seats to dramatic and thrilling wildlife encounters.

Remote and exclusive, Shumba occupies its own little island in the midst of the Busanga Plains, overlooking miles of floodplains threaded with channels. There are just six luxury suites here, built on raised wooden platforms to observe the wilderness from every angle. Marvel at the Plains’ lion dynamics, relax in your spacious tented suite and later, dine sumptuously under the stars.

Delectable meals focus on Zambian cuisine, many cooked on an open fire and served under the stars in a picture-perfect, starlit boma. Enjoy Zambian hospitality in the main area, where sumptuous dining, cooling off in the pool and shaded relaxation are the order of the day, while convivial fireside tales and stargazing are a nightly ritual.

RATE FROM: $1521

Type: Bush Camp

Area: Kafue

Operates: June – October

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  • En-suite facilities (comprises an indoor shower, outdoor shower, double basin vanity and separate toilet)
  • Outdoor sunken lounge area
  • Writing desk and chair
  • Mosquito net
  • Pedestal fan
  • During winter months hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided
  • Electronic safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Indoor lounge area
  • Complimentary in-tent Wi-Fi
  • Pool in main area
  • Lounge/dining and bar areas on elevated wooden platforms (with all tents and main areas connected by elevated wooden walkways)
  • Reading area with a selection of reference books
  • In-tent massage treatments
  • Game drives (day & night)
  • Boating in 01 x 06-seater motor boat (water levels permitting and mostly at the beginning of the season)
  • Birding
  • Stargazing with a laser pointer
  • Guided nature walks (seasonal)

What started as a passionate group of Botswana guides in 1983 is now a world-leading conservation and hospitality company, responsible for protecting and sharing over 6 million acres (2.3 million hectares) of wilderness across the planet. Wilderness focuses on conservation, community development and making our own operations more sustainable.

Wilderness exists to make sure the world will always have a version of its iconic wild places that is unfenced, untamed and unpredictable. It’s not our reputation as one of the first, or the largest, in the conservation tourism space that makes us Wilderness. Our 60+ camps in 8 African countries promise exclusive, private wild game viewing, unrivalled style, comfort and a range of activities for a full immersion in nature and local culture.

For four decades, the focus of our impact has never changed: to restore and help conserve invaluable wilderness and wildlife through high-end conservation tourism. We aim to empower and uplift local communities living in or near these iconic wild places. It’s a collective purpose, shared with our guests, our partners, donors, governments, local communities and researchers. Our ambitions are bold. Our model is responsible, sustainable, and inspiring.

We promise unrivalled comfort and exclusivity while staying true to the vibrant soul and spirit of each, unique destination. Our private game viewing areas have limits on guest numbers, meaning fewer vehicles and people, with more intimate and up-close encounters with wildlife in their natural habitat.

We set the bar high in the conservation and hospitality industry by investing a percentage of our direct revenue into wildlife, land protection, and community initiatives. We hope to double the wilderness area we currently conserve by 2030. So far we’ve operated exclusively in Africa, but that’s changing too, as we extend our custodial mission across the planet.

With four decades of experience, we are a world-leading conservation tourism operator, offering impactful travel in a range of the finest destinations in Africa. Each of our wild spaces places guests in the heart of true wilderness, offering whole different worlds of environments, habitats, sights, and sounds to be discovered.

View Shumba Camp’s Fully Inclusive Rates here

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • Transfers to/from the Plains airstrip
  • Laundry
  • All local drinks
  • Premium imported brands and champagne.


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Shumba Camp -14.129582, 25.901849 SHUMBA CAMP