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Shumba Camp

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

One of two premier Wilderness Safaris camps in Kafue, Shumba is the height of style and luxury. The Busanga Plains area offers guests great birdlife, 19 antelope species, as well as strong lion prides and cheetah sitings. This is a seasonal area that enjoys lots of boating activities early in the year and more land based options from July through October.

Shumba Camp is situated in the northern region of the Kafue National Park in the famed Busanga Plains area. The plains, covering approximately 750 sq km, is considered one of Zambia's most important wetlands as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds. It comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. The tents are en-suite and have both indoor and outdoor showers. The dining and bar area is situated under the shade of enormous trees, elevated to give splendid views of the plains. A large focus here is to involve guests in the safari way of life, so many of the meals are prepared and cooked in front of the guests.

Zambia is known as the birthplace of the walking safari, so guests have the option of traversing by foot in and around the plains, or game drives. Additionally, night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area. This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game and their predators - including some of the best lion and cheetah viewing in Africa!  A great emphasis has been placed on the guided experience - being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. For those interested in birding, Busanga Plains boasts some 390 species, including such specials as Crowned Cranes, Fulleborns and Rosy-throated Longclaws.