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Shumba Camp

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Shumba Camp is situated in the northern region of the Kafue National Park, in the famed Busanga Plains area. The Plains, covering approximately 750 square kilometres, is considered one of Zambia's most important wetlands as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds.

Zambia is known as the birthplace of the "foot" safari, so guests have the option of walking safaris in and around the Plains, or game drives, while night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.

This Kafue Park 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!


Rooms & Suites:

Shumba Camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. A maximum of twelve guests can be accommodated at any one time and 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.


Food & Wine:

The dining and bar area at Shumba Camp 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.


Facilities:

A maximum of 12 guests can be accommodated at any one time and 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. Guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.


Activities:

This camp is perfectly situated to take advantage of the plains game and predator concentrations of the Busanga Plains, being situated as it is within close proximity to permanent water and having easy access to a mix of seasonal and permanent floodplains.

Shumba is named after a favourite species in the area - prides of lion sometimes up to 20 strong! Viewing of species like puku, lechwe and hippo is possible for much of the day from the comfort of your tent or the main deck, while the camp's fig trees ensure both shade and constant bird activity in the canopy above.

  • Camp Information

  • - Lodge type; Premier Safari Camp
  • - Location; Kafue - Busanga Plains
  • - Lodge size; 6 safari tents
  • - Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
  • Camp Highlights

  • - Guests can enjoy game drives in the Busanga
  • - Guided night drives ± 3 hours
  • - Specialist birding drive ± 3 hours
  • - Bird watching
  • - Full day activities with hammock lunch in the plains
  • - Closed seasonally between 01 Dec and 31 May each year

  • Rates from: US$ 830.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - ZAM; from £ 724
  • USA - ZAM; from $ 1567
  • EUR - ZAM; from € 871
  • Subject to availability & T&C's


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  • Kafue Information;

  • One of the largest parks in the world and when combined with the adjacent Game Management Areas Kafue expands to 65,000 square kilometres. Kafue National Park is still a raw and diverse slice of African wilderness with excellent game viewing, birdwatching and fishing opportunities.
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  • - 22 400 square kilometres
  • - Main safari season April to October
  • - Rainfall: 1200mm
  • - Altitude: +- 1350m above sea level
  • - Superb fishing opportunities
  • - Lion
  • - Leopard
  • - Elephants
  • - Buffalo
  • - Cheetahs
  • - Antelopes galore
  • - 400 species of birds
  • - Very remote African bush
  • - Hippos and crocodiles
  • - Walking, birding, wildlife safaris