Have you ever experienced a hot air balloon safari? Well, Shumba Camp in the Kafue National Park lets you do just that. Glide over Zambia’s plains and spot large herds of zebra and buffalo. Of course, the open-vehicle 4x4’s are also available and you can go on game drives to see lions, cheetah or wild dog in their natural habitat.
Magical sunsets at Shumba Camp
The lodge from the outside, Shumba Camp
About Shumba Camp
Busanga Plains is a paradise in Zambia’s biggest national park, Kafue National Park. It’s tucked away in the north of the park and makes up 720 square kilometers of palm groves, lagoons and wetland areas. There’s a huge variety of wild animals here from the big cats to lechwe and jackals. A safari in this place is second to none! Shumba Camp is named after the prides of lions that have made this area their home. The camp is located on a wooded island – a tranquil space surrounded by plains.
Wildlife at Shumba Camp
A true highlight: go hot air ballooning over the plains at Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp Accommodation
Guests can choose from 6 Luxury Tents on raised platforms with wooden platforms that look over the vast Zambian plains. You can spot the animals such as the red lechwe, buffalo, wildebeest and puku from your tent’s platform. Each of the tents is ensuite and have an indoor and outdoor shower so that you can experience the wilderness even while showering!
This lodge is in a remote part of Zambia and far off the beaten track for visitors. That’s why the lodge is so dedicated to helping the eco-tourism thrive in the region – Shumba Camp supports anti-poaching activities and only employs people from the local community.
Note: The camp is only open between 1 June and 31 October every year.
Luxury Suite, Shumba Camp
Suite, Shumba Camp
Sunset drinks at Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp Activities
A true highlight: Hot air-balloon safaris are offered from August to October
Bird-watchers will be in heaven with 491 species (including the endemic Chaplin’s barbet)
See Zambia’s Big Five on day and night open-vehicle game drives
A lion outside the Shumba Camp
Wildlife at Shumba Camp
Boma dinners at Shumba Camp
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