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Photo: Dana Allen
Shumba Camp is located in the centre of the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park, close to permanent water and home to hundreds of red lechwe, ubiquitous puku, stately roan and the
Lichtenstein's hartebeest, herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo make for a full set of antelope all of which move onto the Plains as the dry season progresses. This wealth of game is a big attraction for predators, including wild dog, cheetah and prides of lion.
Shumba Camp comprises 6 spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with spectacular views of the surrounding plains. The rooms are large, en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers.
The dining and bar area is elevated so as to take in this vista and each morning's sunrise; dinner takes place either here or in the cosy boma where guests can also enjoy elements of local Zambian culture.
Many meals are prepared and cooked on the fire in front of the guests enhancing the safari experience. A maximum of 12 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.
Guests have the option of day and night game drives in and around the Plains.
Shumba is named after a favourite species in the area - prides of lion sometimes up to 20 strong! Viewing of species like puku, lechwe and hippo is possible for much of the day from the comfort of your tent or the main deck, while the camp's fig trees ensure both shade and constant bird activity in the canopy above.
Head office (Sydney):
Shop 3, 2 Crowther Avenue
+61 2 9877 6789
Off Ggaba Road,
Kansanga-Nabutiti, Plot 256
3 Derry Road
+27 83 334 8572