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Shumba Camp

SHUMBA CAMP

Shumba Camp is located in Zambia's Kafue National Park - one of the largest National Parks in Africa.

In the extreme north of the Kafue lie the Busanga Plains - one of Zambia's most significant wetland resources and one of the few areas in the world that remain untouched by development and human activity. The Busanga Plains cover an area of approximately 750 sq km and Shumba Camp is located in the centre of this wildlife paradise. The Busanga Plains is the best area in Zambia to see cheetah.

The beauty of the Kafue National Park - and the Busanga Plains in particular - is evident in its diverse habitats with floodplains, miombo woodland and open grassy areas known as dambos - creating a paradise for wildlife and birdlife.

The Busanga Plains are home to hundreds of red lechwe, ubiquitous puku, stately roan and the diminutive oribi. Lichtenstein's hartebeest, herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo make for a full set of antelope. This wealth of game on the plains is also a big attraction for predators, including wild dog, cheetah and prides of lion.

The camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains. A maximum of 12 guests can be accommodated at any one time at Shumba Camp.

Great emphasis has been placed on the 'guided' experience at Shumba Camp - being led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife. Guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.

For those interested in birding, the Park boasts 491 species of birds, including endemics such as Chaplin's Barbet.

We recommend a minimum stay of 3 nights at Shumba Camp.