Located on a huge private concession in the centre of the Busanga Plains, close to permanent water and with easy access to the teeming floodplain, Shumba is named after the area’s large prides of lion.
The luxurious camp consists of six spacious safari tents raised on platforms with spectacular views of the varied landscape of estuaries, grassy plains and island thickets. The dining area is elevated so you can take in the fine vistas and watch the sun rise each morning; dinner is served either here or in the cosy boma with Zambian décor. The 750 square kilometre concession is a remarkable example of untouched Africa – ensuring seclusion and excellent wildlife viewing in a truly remote setting.
Activities include morning and afternoon-into-evening game drives, as well as boat trips in the early part of the season (June and July).
is featured in the following itinerary:
This upmarket flying safari combines three of southern Africa’s most fruitful wildlife areas – Hwange and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, with the vastness of the Kafue in western Zambia. Staying in delightful tented camps in the best locations, enjoy day and night vehicle safaris and boat trips to see the abundant wildlife.
When to go: Jun-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £9,295 pp
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Kafue is one of the world’s largest National Parks. It’s has a rich variety of wildlife and a profusion of game who are attracted by the diverse habitats, which range from woodland opening onto wide, grassy dambos. The vast, rolling Busanga Plain, fed by the Lufupa River, attracts large herds of red lechwe and buffalo.
Where: North Western Province
Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, defassa waterbuck, lion, red lechwe, sable
Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris