Camp (Kafue National Park) Zambia
At 22 500 square kilometers, Kafue National Park is one
of the largest National Parks in Africa. It is fed by three
rivers, the Lufupa in the north-west and the Lunga and Kafue
in the north-east. The Lufupa River floods in the summer,
creating a large floodplain delta system that attracts
thousands of waterbirds. The Lunga and Kafue rivers are wide
and slow-flowing, banded by riverine forest. Habitats in the
Park are diverse, and include floodplains, miombo woodland
It has good concentrations of plains game and their
predators as well as the largest species diversity in
Zambia, including animals that are rare or non-existent in
other southern African countries, such as Lichtenstein's
hartebeest, roan antelope, Defassa waterbuck and oribi.
Birdlife is spectacular, consisting of 491 species. Shumba
Camp is situated in the northern region of the Kafue
National Park, in the famed Busanga Plains area. The Plains,
covering approximately 750 square kilometers, is considered
one of Zambia's most important wetlands as well as a
wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators
Shumba Camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on
raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding
A maximum of twelve guests can be accommodated at any one
time and great emphasis has been placed on the "guided"
experience - being led by qualified, enthusiastic people
with in-depth knowledge of the area and its wildlife.
The dining and bar area is situated under the shade of
enormous trees, elevated to give splendid views of the
plains. A large focus here is to involve guests in the
safari way of life, so many of the meals are prepared and
cooked in front of the guests.
The concession has mild winter days from May to September
with chilly evenings; however summers are generally very
warm and wet. Kafue National Park is seasonal, and
traditionally only accessible from May to October, during
the dry season.
Many meals are prepared and cooked on the fire in front
of the guests enhancing the safari experience. A maximum of
12 guests can be accommodated at any one time and great
emphasis has been placed on the "guided" experience - being
led by qualified, enthusiastic people with in-depth
knowledge of the area and its wildlife.
Facilities are en-suite and include an indoor and outdoor
shower. Electricity is supplied by a small diesel generator
which runs for a short period of the day while guests are
out on activities. The energy is stored in a bank of
batteries and this provides for lighting in the evening.
Potable water to the camp comes from a borehole. Overhead
fans have 24-hour power; guests need to be conservative with
the use of all electrical equipment.
Zambia is known as the birthplace of the "foot" safari,
so guests have the option of walking safaris in and around
the Plains, or game drives, while night drives provide the
added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.
This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of
plains game and their predators - including some of the best
lion and cheetah viewing in Africa!
For those interested in birding, Busanga Plains boasts
some 390 species, including such specials as Wattled and
Crowned Cranes, Fulleborn's and Rosy-throated Longclaws,
Lanner Falcon and large flocks of Open-billed and
From $1,240 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.