Shumba Camp

Safari Camp | Kafue National Park | Zambia A tree island on the vast Busanga Plains shields Shumba Camp from the harsh Zambian sun. The Busanga Plains are generally considered the jewel of Kafue, Zambia's oldest national park, and at roughly the size of Wales, one of Africa's largest wildlife sanctuaries.

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In addition to the daily game drives, boat rides on the region's channels can be enjoyed during the beginning of the season when flood waters still reside on the plains.

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Highlights & What to Expect

  • Shumba is one of Africa's most exclusive safari destinations. The camp is only open for five months per year.
  • You witness more antelope species than in other African safari areas.
  • Various predators, including leopards, lions, and cheetahs, pursue the large number of antelope.
  • Lions jumping over the channels, "flying lions," is a behavior that is witnessed amlmost nowhere else.
  • Accommodations are remote and luxurious and located on their little island, Busanga Plains.
  • If traveling off the beaten track is interesting, a safari in Kafue National Park should be considered.

Location & Setting

The camp's central areas lie beneath the protection of ancient fig trees. From here, guests can enjoy gazing across these seemingly endless African plains, admiring the many rare antelope endemic to the region and the predator species to which they provide sustenance.


Shumba Camp consists of six luxurious tented suites built on wooden decks. Each unit is en suite, and all have indoor and outdoor showers. The suites are spacious, and no detail has been overlooked in their tasteful decoration. Viewing decks look out over vast plains crisscrossed by a myriad of channels.


Shumba's activities include daily and nightly open 4x4 safaris focused on interpretive game viewing. You will likely spot vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, and lechwe on these safaris. These plains also provide habitat to rare antelope like puku and roan. Lions and cheetahs are the predators most frequently spotted. From Shumba, guests can enjoy one of Africa's most exclusive hot-air ballooning safaris.







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