Shumba Camp

Kafue National Park

FROM $1150

per person per night sharing

*The rates are indicative only and subject to seasonality and availability

Rates Include: Accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, laundry, park fees and local drinks.

Rates Exclude: Transfers, premium branded drinks.


The Lion Camp

The vast mosaic of grassy seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon, mist rising at sunrise, epitomises the wild, remote Busanga Plains. Its diversity can be discovered on game drives as well as boating early in the season or hot air ballooning later on.

The stylish camp is built on raised decks on a verdant tree island, allowing for breathtaking views of the surrounding floodplains. Shumba’s six luxury tented units offer spacious living with a cushion-strewn veranda for outdoor contemplations.

The interpretive game drives in open vehicles, guests may view large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and even perhaps the rare roan antelope. The famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen.

The camp offers the most exclusive wildlife ballooning in all of Africa, this activity allows you to take to the skies in style. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch hippo playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This life-changing experience ends with a sumptuous champagne breakfast. (Available August to October)


Location: Kafue National Park.

Access: By road and air charter.

Accommodation: 6 x luxury tents.

Activities: Game drives, night drives, boating, hot air balloon safaris, birding safaris.

Season: Camp closed November to June.

Age Restriction: All ages welcome.

Why we love this camp:

  • The most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, overlooking vast wildlife-rich plains.
  • Shumba means lion, referring to the large prides often seen near camp.
  • The most exclusive wildlife hot air ballooning in Africa.

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