Shumba Camp: Information from the owner
- Safari Lodge
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Shumba Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 12 Jul 2021
Facilities at Shumba Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Game Drives
- Nearby activities
- Hot-air Ballooning
Room types at Shumba Camp
There is one family tent which sleeps four comfortably.
There are five twin bedded tents.
Activities at Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp - Boating
Early on in the season, the Busanga Plains are still covered in much water. A boating excursion during this time allows for exploration of the channels and their life.
Shumba Camp - Game Drives
On 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.
Shumba Camp - Guided Night Drives
Led by a knowledgeable guide, night drives offer a glimpse into Busanga Plains’ unique, nocturnal world. A diverse range of species may be seen at night, including genet, civet, owls and occasionally the elusive leopard.
Shumba Camp - Hot Air Balloon Excursion
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; conservation fee applies).
* Due to unforeseen circumstances, the hot air ballooning excursion will not be offered in the Kafue for August, September and October 2021.
Shumba Camp - Specialist Birding Safari
Boasting 491 species, including the endemic Chaplin's barbet, birding enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice on a specialist birding safari. The area is also alive with rollers, bee-eaters, kingfishers, herons and large flocks of storks, to name a few.
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