Welcome to Shumba Camp in Kafue National Park

AboutShumba Camp

Shumba Camp, is the jewel of the Kafue National Park, overlooking the endless plains of the Busanga area.

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Key facts of Shumba Camp

Open May - Mid November
Country Zambia
National Park Kafue National Park
Accommodation 6 safari tents
Policy Children over the age of 9 years are welcome.
Airstrip Busanga Airstrip
Ballooning at Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp

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This stunning camp was named after the prides of lion seen in the area. Shumba Camp is found on a wooded island in the centre of the million-hectare Busanga Plains within the Kafue National Park. Aside from predators, it is also home to hundreds of red lechwe, puku and other plains game.

Overlooking these endless plains are six luxury tented units raised on wooden platforms. Each spacious unit is a tranquil space from which to observe the wilderness – either from your bed, the various seating areas or even the indoor or outdoor showers.

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Plunge Pool
Family Unit
No phone reception


The camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with stunning views of the Busanga plains. Every room has two large queen-sized beds and are en-suite with both indoor & outdoor showers.

Spacious Tent at Shumba Camp

Kafue is great for cheetah (especially in the northern parts) and wild dog sightings among the Parks of Zambia. The tree climbing lions are a major highlight. Leopards are more commonly seen in the forested regions of the park. There is a great variety of antelope also found across the park – kudu, eland, bushbuck, duicker, reedbuck, waterbuck, and grysbok. Commonly seen game is large herds of red lechwe, puku plus good numbers of blue wildebeest, buffalo, and zebra.

With over 495 bird species sighted in the Kafue, it is a great area indeed for birding. Species including secretary birds, kori bustards, crowned & wattled cranes, storks, ibis, herons, and geese are found is great numbers. The woodlands enjoy endemics like the miombo pied barbet, grey tit, chestnut-mantled sparrow-weaver, pale-billed hornbill, spotted crreper and eremomela species.

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