Featured Safari Destination by GURU
Considered the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, Shumba 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)
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A mere 45-minute flight from Nairobi will find you in the midst of the Masai Mara at Ngare Serian; an intimate little camp: set along the banks of the Mara River, where the sounds of rushing water are punctuated only by languorous laughing hippo and animals visiting to drink.
It lies in the private Mara North Conservancy, and the beauty of this location is that only 10 other camps have access to it – so the feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa is a luxury that we have in spades.
Bisate Lodge, adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, combines the bucket-list gorilla trek with a pioneering vision of reforestation and community partnership. Bisate is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests.
Encountering one of the gorilla groups in the nearby Volcanoes National Park is a unique experience.
Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mekoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience.
Vumbura Plains comprises two satellite camps, each with its own main area with an expansive vista across the floodplains.
Guests will be able to enjoy their own private plunge pool and outdoor under cover sala/day rest area.