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Shumba Camp, open for only five months each year, stands as one of the most exclusive seasonal safari destinations in Africa. This limited accessibility ensures that guests experience front-row seats to some of the most dramatic and thrilling wildlife encounters on the continent, making each visit truly unique and memorable.


  • Intimate and exclusive safari Experiences
  • Open for just five months
  • Big Cat Safari
  • Game drives in open-viewing game vehicles
  • Guided nature walks

You Should Know

Children of all ages are welcome at the Shumba Safari Camp

The Detail

Named for its resident 'flying lions,' Shumba is celebrated for its lions seen hunting and soaring across the channels that slice through the plains. Guests can anticipate exciting game drives observing these majestic prides. Additionally, thrilling infrared-lit night drives and seasonal boating excursions are available, showcasing snorting pods of hippos and the area's remarkable birdlife. Back at camp, guests can refresh in the crystal-clear pool, savor meals prepared on an open fire, and gaze at the stunningly clear night sky.

The main area of the camp radiates traditional Zambian hospitality, perfect for cooling off in the sparkling pool, dining under the stars, or enjoying fireside stories—a timeless safari tradition.

Nestled on a lush tree island, six elegant tented suites are perched on wooden platforms, overlooking the expansive plains. These spacious and stylish en-suite tents offer breathtaking landscape views, while the shaded verandas, adorned with plush cushions, provide a serene spot for leisurely reflection.


5 Standard Twin/Double Tents

Each spacious and luxurious en-suite tent includes a cosy separate seating area and an open-air shower under the sky, all designed to provide spectacular views of the surrounding plains.

1 Family Room

The camp features a generously sized family room that comfortably accommodates four guests. It is designed as a large room divided by a screen into two sleeping areas, each outfitted with two three-quarter beds. Shared en-suite amenities include both indoor and outdoor showers, a double basin vanity, and a separate toilet, ensuring privacy and convenience for all occupants.


Game Drives

During game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, guests can observe the renowned lion pride of the Busanga Plains. These excursions might also reveal other predators like cheetahs and wild dogs, as well as a plethora of plains game including puku, red lechwe, buffalo, and wildebeest. There's even a chance to spot the elusive roan antelope grazing on the lush grasses.

Night Drives

Guided by an expert, interpretive night drives on the Busanga Plains reveal the captivating nocturnal life of the area. These excursions might uncover a variety of nocturnal creatures such as genets, civets, and owls, and even offer a rare sighting of the elusive leopard.


Early in the season, the Busanga Plains are often covered with water, making it possible to explore the meandering channels and their aquatic life by boat, depending on water levels. This unique opportunity is usually available primarily at the start of the season.


Birding enthusiasts will find a paradise at Busanga Plains, home to hundreds of bird species, including the range-restricted Fülleborn's Longclaw. A specialist birding safari here offers sightings of vibrant rollers, bee-eaters, kingfishers, herons, and large flocks of storks, among many others.

Price Include

Accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, transfers to/from the Plains airstrip, laundry and all local drinks - excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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What our guests say about Dorothy

June 18, 2024
Dorothy has been great ..
Dorothy has been great ... prompt, professional, flexible, answers all questions.
Doug Frost
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
May 7, 2024
Dorothy was very helpful and courteous
Dorothy was very helpful and courteous. Very patient and kept me at ease. One thig did not work she offered something else. Amazing problem solving skills , communication and something I do not see a lot of today.. Great customer service!!!
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Jun 22, 2024
Efficient, professional & prompt are some of the words to describe Tanya's assistance in planning a stay in the Kruger National Park. Absolute pleasure. I would recommend her & to anyone interested in having a safari vacation.
Oomme Salma Jhetam
Jun 21, 2024
Candis was very attentive and patient…
Candis was very attentive and patient as we worked through details numerous times.
Steven Settles
Jun 21, 2024
Shann is professional in her work …
Shann is professional in her work and if I have any question anytime she would be online answering me right away. If I didn't like something or wanted to change it , she offered alternative solutions . I definitely recommend her for family, friends and everyone else. Thank you shann for your patience and beautiful spirit .
Jun 21, 2024
Great Customer Service!
Nicole has been incredible to work with as we plan a Safari as part of an extended family reunion trip home to South Africa. She is a lovely representative and very helpful to work with. She has been very quick and efficient to respond to our enquiries and overall provided great customer service. I'm looking forward to the upcoming experience!
Kirsty J
Jun 21, 2024
Really helpful!!
Great experience and found Shann really helpful, came up with a number of options and perceived to get us our favoured choice! Many thanks!!
David Cunningham
Jun 21, 2024 render Exceptional Service
Heleen at rendered exceptional assistance and ensured that all my enquiries were met with efficient and effective service delivery.
Jun 20, 2024
Booking Easy and convenient. Response from Safari was promt. Thank you Heleen
Genie Conradie
Jun 20, 2024
I contacted and spoke to…Mel
I contacted and spoke to Mel, what can be a daunting process Mel’s friendly, professional attitude put me straight away at ease, our conversations went on for a couple of days , I now all booked for my trip to Cape Town and Safari I so looking forward to it , thank you Mel I would definitely recommend booking through and if your as lucky as I was you may get Mel. Also I would like to add that Mel now is our guide for our trip and that is so assuring! Thank you again Mel
David Myerscough
Jun 19, 2024
Dolan is a great travel agent
Dolan is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He answered all of our questions and worked very hard to create the itinerary that we wanted.
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