Shumba Bush Camp is found in the middle of the Basunga Plains, some of the most important wetland areas in Zambia. This haven of wildlife delivers excellent game viewing, safari adventure, and a deluxe tented camp from which to experience all its wonder.

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Just six spacious luxury tents comprise the Shumba Bush Camp, each of which boast a gracious four-poster bed as its centerpiece. En suite baths feature both an indoor or open-air shower accented by rustic bronzed fixtures that complement the calm natural palette found throughout camp. Perched on a tree island in the center of the breathtaking Busanga Plains, each tent is raised on wooden platforms offering incredible views of the surrounding landscape and its hundreds of red lechwe, puku, roan, and oribi.

The elevated main tent of Shumba Bush Camp is shaded by magnificent trees above a thatched roof and also enjoys an endless view of the peaceful surrounds. Sample cocktails at the bar, take in meals on the deck or in the boma, and have a dip in the swimming pool, all with the glistening wildlife-rich grasslands and African sky full of stars in full view.

Meaning “lion”, Shumba Bush Camp is aptly named after the various lion pride territories that make their home in the area. The Busanga Plains provide some of the best lion viewing in Africa and many can often be seen roaming in and around camp. In fact, the permanent water sources surrounding Shumba Bush Camp mean both plains game and predators are drawn to the area each dry season, and amazing animal encounters are just a short drive from camp, when red lechwe, zebra, buffalo, puku, wild dog, lion, cheetah, and plentiful bird life can all be spotted. Embark twice daily on safaris and Zambia’s classic “foot safaris”, and for added adventure, visit the bush denizens on a thrilling night drive. Guests of Shumba have the benefit of a comprehensive guided experience, and all excursions are accompanied by trained professionals who are passionate about the area they call home. Some of the most exclusive wildlife hot air ballooning also exists here and makes for quite the unforgettable birds-eye view spectacle.

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