Shumba Camp is located in the center of the Busanga Plains, home to hundreds of red lechwe, ubiquitous puku, stately roan and the diminutive oribi.

The Busanga Plains are extensive floodplains interspersed with tree-islands and edged with miombo woodland. As the dry season progresses and the floodplains dry up, large herds of puku, lechwe and wildebeest begin to move onto the plains to graze, followed by other plains game ranging from zebra and buffalo to roan and oribi. Predators include resident prides of lion, cheetah and occasionally wild dog. Kafue boasts 491 bird species, with Rosy-throated Longclaws, the rare Crowned Cranes and other specials found here.


Accommodation at SHUMBA Camp

Standard Rooms  

  • 5 Luxury Tents

  • Twin ¾ beds*

  • Ensuite with double vanity

  • Outdoor shower

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Tea/coffee facilities


Family Rooms

  • 1 Family Tent

  • 2 bedrooms, one with king size bed and one with twin ¾ beds*

  • Shared bathroom

  • Private deck

  • Ensuite with double vanity

  • Outdoor shower

  • Fan

  • Mosquito nets

  • Tea/coffee facilities

*Can be converted to king size via prior arrangement


  • Dining area

  • Lounge area

  • Bar

  • Pool

  • Curio shop

  • Private vehicle available

  • Charging facilities

  • 220V multi-plug adaptors

Child Policy

  • No children under 6 years old

  • For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for

  • Children between 6 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room

  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years

  • While there is no age limitation for the hot air ballooning, there is a restriction on height. Children need to be a minimum of 1.3 metres to comfortably see over the bask

Access details

Self-Drive Basis

  • At this time, Shumba Camp is accessible on a self-drive basis. However, we do not recommend this and strongly suggest that guests rather fly into camp, for easier and efficient access.


  • Name: Plains Airstrip

  • Duration to Camp: June to July: approximate 20 minute drive in game viewer from airstrip to the mokoro pick up point; approximate 20 minute mokoro trip (water levels permitting) to game viewer and approximate 10 minute drive into campAugust to November: approximate 40 minute road transfer from airstrip to camp 

  • Airstrip Coordinates: S 14 17 36 Latitude E 25 53 06 Longitude - These GPS coordinates are for the purposes of locating and plotting airstrips on Google Earth only

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