Shumba Bush Camp

Luxurious tented safari camp in the north of Kafue National Park

Enjoy 360 degree views of the unspoilt wilderness from your raised chalet at the trailblazing Shumba Bush Camp, a luxurious tented safari camp in northern Kafue National Park and a leader in top end Zambian safaris. Feel forever in awe of the compelling biodiversity of the Kafue northern plains as you explore the rarely visited Busanga Plains where numerous red lechwe, puku, roan and oribi graze. Shumba means lion in the local language and there are many of these charismatic hunting cats in the wildlife rich region of this Zambian game reserve. 

Seek out the endangered Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and see the African wild dogs running in packs through the waving grasslands and patches of fig and palm trees. Head back to camp and cool down in the refreshing plunge pool. Congregate around a campfire and share your day’s experiences. 

At Shumba Camp, the focus is on experiencing all the highlights of this authentic wilderness and one of the best ways to do this is from a hot air balloon. This silent flying game viewing is one of the highlights here and promotes extensive game viewing opportunities from on high over the entire Kafue and Busanga plains. 

Shumba is an earthy seasonal camp that closes during the rainy season from December until May – only 6 tents on raised decks are totally ideal for this kind of safari experience, luxurious with tons of space and a welcoming shower, an elegant sitting area, a desk area, and awesome game viewing deck.

Staff commitment and passion for what they do enhances your personalised bush experience – from the food and clean rooms to service, game drives and walks. Play cards with them in the bar and try a new cocktail every evening. Responsible tourism is their way and they care about ecotourism, the tourists and the communities, the people who make everything work and keep the conservation of the region alive. 



In the heart of the breath-taking Busanga Plains, in Kafue National Park, on a tree island of fig trees and palms, stands the luxurious Shumba Camp, place of lions, place of exceptional beauty and hot air ballooning hotspot. Game is super plentiful in an ecosystem filled with permanent water sources, a seasonal delta system and balanced fauna and flora, so look out for large herds of plains game, followed by the big cat predators, wild dogs and elephants too. 

Kafue National Park is also home to over 491 bird species a sure paradise for those in search of exceptional Zambia safaris and opulent bush camps – Busanga Plains promises some of the best lion viewing in Africa so make sure you make the most of wilderness trails, game drives and hot air ballooning safaris to seek them all out. 

Enjoy 360 degree views of the unspoilt wilderness from your raised chalet at the Shumba Bush Camp. Luxury mod cons include power showers, comfy double beds, private sitting areas and decks. Make friends for life when you all chat around the campfire at night and share your days’ experiences. 

Voyage2Africa is your go-to travel friend who can assist you to book that unforgettable package into the heart of Zambia’s best game reserves and we combine these safaris with trips into Zimbabwe and Botswana too. 

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Gems of Zambia Safari

10 Nights
A romantic insight into Zambia and a chance to view its unparalleled and unspoilt beauty. Stay at four very romantic and private camps. Spend a total of 4 nights in South Luangwa at Nkweli and Nsefu Camp. Proceed to Chongwe […]

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  • Awe-inspiring panoramas over the game-rich open plains
  • Day and night game drives
  • Guided canoe & boat trips, fishing
  • Walking safaris


  • Accommodation
  • all meals
  • twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • park fees
  • laundry
  • all local drinks

Herd of wildlife walking through Zambia
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  • 6 luxury tented rooms elevated on wooden platforms
  • Tent amenities: en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor shower, cozy lounge, floor-to-ceiling canvas windows
  • Dining area, where candle-lit dinners are enjoyed
  • Elegant bar
  • Plunge pool
  • Boma (enclosure with built-in seating)


  • Spectacular location in the remote, untouched north of Kafue National Park, in the Busanga plains where few people venture
  • Healthy predator populations, particularly lions, their prey the many plains game resident here
  • Romantic, alfresco dining
  • Shumba, meaning lion, is aptly named due to large lion prides numbers in the area

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