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Shumba Camp

  • In the north of Zambia’s Kafue National Park
  • More luxurious than its sister camp, Busanga
  • Best visited in the dry season, from July to October
  • Activities include day and night drives, walking... and ballooning!
When To Visit Kafue National Park:
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Shumba Camp is a high-specification camp with a reputation as the only truly luxurious accommodation in Kafue National Park.


The location is very good, and general standards of service and hospitality are set very high. However, we have always been huge fans of Shumba’s slightly more rustic sister camp, Busanga Bushcamp, as we find the latter accommodation more in keeping with the remote, adventurous feel of the park.


Shumba Camp is located in the heart of Busanga Plains in the north of the Park.


Originally a bush camp run by the outdoorsy safari company Busanga Trails, Shumba has changed completely from its original rustic design – the camp is now raised onto decking and is home to six luxury suites. 


  • Activities include game drives by day and by night as well as walking safaris. Balloon safaris have been possible in recent years – a somewhat bizarre activity considering the remote feel of safari in this park!
  • Busanga Plains are especially good during the dry season from July to October, when the game is at its most impressive. For the rest of the year, we view Busanga Plains, and the entire Kafue for that matter, as a destination for old safari hands only.
  • Please note: Hot air ballooning will not be offered during the 2021 season.

Kafue National Park