Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce the re-opening of its new-look Shumba Camp, in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. The camp’s main area has been entirely remodeled and rebuilt and undergone a comprehensive and stylish soft refurbishment. A new raised wooden viewing deck has also been built, allowing guests to relax and enjoy an elevated vantage point over the productive surrounding Busanga Plains.

Known especially for its large tree-climbing lions captured in the National Geographic documentary ‘Swamp Lions’, Shumba Camp consists of six spacious luxury en-suite tents, all on raised platforms. Activities include day and night game drives and water-based activities when the Plains are still inundated in the early part of the season (usually June, and July). The reopening of the camp coincides with the start of the hot-air ballooning season in Kafue, offering an incredible opportunity to view an array of unique wildlife from above (available at additional cost). This must rate as Africa’s most exclusive viewing of big game from a hot-air balloon.

To view a guest’s recent photographs of one of the resident lion prides, click here. The camp’s proximity to permanent water makes it the perfect location for large numbers of plains game such as red lechwe, puku, roan antelope, wildebeest and plains zebra, as well as hippo, elephant, large herds of buffalo and an array of large predators.

Shumba, and its sister lodge, Busanga Bush Camp are seasonal camps, open annually from 1 July to 31 October.