Shumba Camp, is the jewel of the Kafue National Park, overlooking the endless plains of the Busanga area.Enquire now
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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.
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.
A popular way to see wildlife, game drives are done either in the morning or afternoon. The vehicles take a maximum of 4 people thus everyone gets a 'window seat'.
Hot Air Balloon
Get a birds eye view of the Kafue National with an incredible hot air balloon ride. Available August – October.
Float through the channels at the beginning of the season when the Kafue floodplains are still full from the rains.
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.