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Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp
Reviewed October 13, 2009

Shumba is a very nice premier Wilderness Camp in the Busanga Plains near Kafue National Park in Zambia. First the camp, Shumba is a "tented" camp, with square shoebox style tents on raised platforms. These tents are extreme luxurious, with everything in it what you should want. The only thing missing is a bath-tub, but that is compensated by a huge outdoor shower. The camp has 6 tents and everything is connected with the mainbuilding by elevated walksways. The service is, Wilderness style, great, food nice, nice management couple and a lot of attention for detail. The camp has a pool and a beautiful fire deck.
As said the camp is in the Busanga plains. As these are 6 months per year completely flooded the camp is only open from May till end of November. Don't think it is easy acces during these months... we had to flew from Lusake to the Busange airstrip, but then a helicopterride (allways spectucalar and a nice way to approach a camp) was needed.
The Busanga Plains have some very special game with big herds of red lechwe, roans, hornbills etc. Something different than the usual species. The landscape reminds to the Okavanga, but end september, misses the water. We had very good gamedrives with apart from the plainsgame, everyday sightings of lion and buffalo, one days also leopard.
The only thing that was a little pity was that we were the only guests in camp. Sometimes that is special, but we would have loved some more people (guests) around us. But for everyone visiting Shumba; given its location, limited access and limeted opening time; it is a privilige if you can visit this place.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2016
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Room Tip: Chambre N°3 sous un immense arbre
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

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Reviewed September 22, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

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Reviewed September 15, 2016
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Room Tip: Alle sind gleich gut
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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WildernessSafaris, Public Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

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Reviewed October 11, 2015
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Room Tip: Con vista sulla piana direi tutte le tende perciò fantastiche
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled as a couple
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2015

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Reviewed October 8, 2014
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  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled solo
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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

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Reviewed June 26, 2013
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp

Address: Kafue National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > Kafue National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Kafue National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seasonal camp running 01 June - 01 November. Shumba means ‘lion’ – an appropriate name for a camp located in the midst of several lion pride territories. Indeed, the felines are known for their tree-climbing abilities, and prey on the plethora of herbivores that frequent the Busanga Plains on which Shumba is situated. From the raised decks, the view is panoramic and often filled with grazing puku and lechwe; floodplain grasses stretch to the horizon, interrupted only by isolated protrusions of fig and palm trees. Finally, there is no better vantage point from which to absorb the Plains’ vast remoteness than from a hot air balloon. • 6 tents (1 family) • game drives • seasonal boating • hot air ballooning ... more   less 

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