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Shumba Camp

Considered the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, Shumba Camp brings you to the vast mosaic of grassy seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon, mist rising at sunrise, epitomises the wild, remote Busanga Plains.

Shumba means lion, referring to the large prides often seen near the camp, but the full extent of its diversity can be discovered on game drives as well as boating early in the season or hot air ballooning later on.

The stylish camp is built on raised decks on a verdant tree island, allowing for breathtaking views of the surrounding wildlife-rich floodplains. Shumba’s six luxury tented units offer spacious living with a cushion-strewn veranda for outdoor contemplations.

On interpretive game drives in open vehicles, guests may view large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and even perhaps the rare roan antelope. The famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen. Also offering night drives, guests get a glimpse into Busanga Plains’ unique, nocturnal world. A diverse range of species may be seen at night, including genet, civet, owls and occasionally the elusive leopard.

The most exclusive wildlife ballooning in all of Africa, this activity allows you to take to the skies in style. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch hippo playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This life-changing experience ends with a sumptuous champagne breakfast. (Available August to October; conservation fee applies).

Shumba Camp

Property Details

Kafue National Park, Zambia
6 Luxury Tented Suites
Guest Room Facilities
Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Fan, Safe, Charging Points
Camp Facilities
Pool, Bar, Laundry
Family Policy
Six Years and up
Bird Watching, Boating, Guides Walks, Game Drives, Night Drives
Available Services
Private Guided Activities, Laundry Service Complimentary
All Meals and Drinks (excluding premium brands & French Champagne), Laundry
Not Included
Hot Air Balloon, Gratuities
Why Shumba Camp Zambia?
The most luxurious accommodation in Kafue. The most exclusive wildlife hot air ballooning in Africa.

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