Shumba Camp, Kafue National Park

Shumba Camp means "lion" camp because it is situated at the "place of lions" on the Busanga Floodplains

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About Shumba Camp

Shumba Camp is situated in the northern region of the Kafue National Park, in the famed Busanga Plains area. The Plains, covering approximately 750 square kilometres, is considered one of Zambia's most important wetlands as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds.

Shumba Camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. A maximum of twelve guests can be accommodated at any one time and great emphasis has been placed on the "guided" experience - being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. The dining and bar area is situated under the shade of enormous trees, elevated to give splendid views of the plains. A large focus here is to involve guests in the safari way of life, so many of the meals are prepared and cooked in front of the guests.

Zambia is known as the birthplace of the "foot" safari, so guests have the option of walking safaris in and around the Plains, or game drives, while night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.

This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of plains game and their predators - including some of the best lion and cheetah viewing in Africa!

For those interested in birding, Busanga Plains boasts some 390 species, including such specials as Wattled and Crowned Cranes, Fulleborn's and Rosy-throated Longclaws, Lanner Falcon and large flocks of Open-billed and Yellow-billed Storks.

The Kafue is a vast wilderness area and driving is not advised. Therefore access is by air, with flights coming into the Lunga airstrip. Flying time is less than 2 hours, from Livingstone and Lusaka. On landing at Lunga, there is a three-hour game drive/transfer to the camp.