Shumba Camp | Northern Kafue
Kafue is vast, remote and utterly wild – with Shumba as the perfect camp from which to explore it. Several overlapping pride territories meet here at the "lion’s camp". Panoramic floodplain views are dotted with herds of puku and lechwe, and occasional stands of fig and palm trees. The lions themselves sometimes use these trees as vantage points.
The most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, Shumba is open during the dry season each year. It comprises six luxury guest tents (including a family room). Game drives are perfectly complemented by seasonal boating.
INSIDER'S TIP: One of the wildest, most pristine places on Earth. For the abundance and diversity of wildlife, renowned as "the Plains of Plenty".
Remote Shumba’s spacious and well-appointed en-suite tents, each with its own adjacent outdoor shower open to the sky, boast spectacular views of the surrounding plains.
There is one family room which sleeps four comfortably, consisting of one bedroom separated into two by a screen as a main bedroom and a second bedroom, each with two three quarter beds. Shared en-suite facilities include an indoor shower, outdoor shower, double basin vanity and separate toilet.
Bar, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
On game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, guests may catch sight of the celebrated lion prides of the Busanga Plains, including other predators such as cheetah and wild dogs – plus scores of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest; perhaps even the rare roan antelope feeding on the fertile grasses.
Led by a knowledgeable guide, interpretive night drives offer 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.
Early on in the season, the Busanga Plains are still largely covered by water allowing for exploration of the channels and their life by boat.
* Water levels permitting and mostly at the beginning of the season.
Boasting hundreds of species, including the range restricted Fülleborn's Longclaw, birding enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice on a specialist birding safari. The area is alive with rollers, bee-eaters, kingfishers, herons and large flocks of storks, to name a few.
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
No. Rooms: 6