Nestled right in the heart of the grasslands heralded as the jewel of Kafue National Park, Shumba Camp boasts 360-degree vistas of the expansive plains.
Accommodations at the camp consist of six splendidly appointed safari tents on raised wooden platforms to take full advantage of the surrounding views. The spacious bedrooms come with comfortable beds draped in mosquito netting and a small sitting area with comfy chairs and a writing desk. Each room offers en-suite bathroom facilities including both indoor and outdoor showers, twin vanities, and flush toilets. There are five twin-bedded tents and one family tent that can sleep up to four comfortably. A private deck overlooks the plains.
The camp is ideally located in the Busanga Plains, the jewel of Kafue National Park. Busanga is a vast floodplain of the Lufupa tributary, and for much of the year the plains are submerged below seasonal floodwaters. The floodplains are home not just to hundreds of bird species, but to herds of sitatunga, red lechwe, puku, impala, wildebeest, hartebeest, buffalo, and zebra, all of which in turn support impressive populations of lion, leopard, and cheetah. There are a recorded 491 birds in the area including Ross’s turaco, Narina trogons, MacClounie’s barbet, and olive woodpecker. Crocodiles and pods of hippos inhabit nearly all stretches of the Kafue River and its major tributaries. The Park also has a large population of African wild dog.