Overview of Shumba Camp

Shumba Bush Camp lies on the legendary Busanga Plains in the far north of Zambia’s wild Kafue National Park, home to thousands of red lechwe, puku, stately roan and sable antelopes as well as the diminutive oribi and duiker. You’ll also find Defassa waterbuck, herds of tsessebe, hartebeest, zebra and buffalo. This wealth of game is naturally a big attraction for predators – leopards, wild dogs, cheetah and prides of lion are all found in the area.

Needless to say, Shumba Bush Camp places great emphasis on its wildlife experiences which are led by qualified, passionate guides with an in-depth knowledge of the area and its fauna and flora. Prepare to enjoy day and night game drives, walking safaris, guided canoe and boating trips as well as fishing excursions. The birdlife in this area is quite extraordinary and a guided walking safari is the best way to spot as many of the 400 recorded species as possible.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in the wild north of Kafue National Park
  • Overlooks the game-packed Busanga Plains
  • Healthy predator populations, especially lions & amazing birding
  • Beautifully designed tents all with views of the plains
  • Intimate and exclusive with a maximum of 12 guests in camp
Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Day tours

Day tours

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Guided walks

Night drives

Night drives

Rooms at Shumba Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Returning from an evening game drive, your lamp-lit suite makes a welcome sight.

    Luxury Twin Tent

    Shumba Bush Camp comprises only six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms that lead onto large balconies with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. All the elegantly decorated tents are en suite and include an indoor and outdoor shower.

    General Facilities

    The dining room, bar and lounge area at Shumba Bush Camp are situated under a canopy of majestic trees with 180 degree views of the Busanga Plains.

    Step out onto the expansive wooden deck with its comfortable seating areas and sunken plunge pool, and survey the often astonishing game-filled scenes in front of you.

    Bar

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Beauty therapist

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    Enjoy delicious meals around the large dining table with views across the teeming plains. Dinners are often served in the traditional boma around a fire and under the African stars. The camp offers a fully stocked bar with a good selection of South African wines.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Bonita Cronje

    Bonita Cronje

    Africa Safari Expert

    A little peace of heaven on earth, in the remote Busanga Plains. I loved sitting on the deck in the afternoon watching the wandering game!

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    Traveller Reviews

    • GB

      Shumba is a little nicer. Beautiful camp and again the people were awesome.

      Gisele Bijok
    • KL

      We had a wonderful time. Saw many lions, wilder beasts, zebras, etc.

      Karen Lawrence
    • KL

      We had a wonderful time. Saw many lions, wilder beasts, zebras, etc.

      Karen Lawrence

    Traveller Reviews

    • GB

      Shumba is a little nicer. Beautiful camp and again the people were awesome.

      Gisele Bijok
    • KL

      We had a wonderful time. Saw many lions, wilder beasts, zebras, etc.

      Karen Lawrence
    • KL

      We had a wonderful time. Saw many lions, wilder beasts, zebras, etc.

      Karen Lawrence