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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.

This 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 safaris, as well as boat trips in the early part of the season (June and July).

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Best of Zimbabwe & Zambia

This upmarket flying safari combines three of southern Africa’s most fruitful wildlife areas: Hwange and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and the vastness of the Kafue in western Zambia. Staying in delightful tented camps in the best locations, enjoy day and night game drives 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
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Kafue National Park

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