Deck at night looking over plainsDeck at night looking over plains

Shumba Bush Camp

From: $880.00

Shumba Bush Camp is named after the prides of lion seen in the area. The camp is located on a tree lined island  with direct access to the Busanga Plains. The plains are home to innumerable red lechwe, puku and other plains game and their predators.


Shumba Bush Camp

Kafue National Park

Shumba Bush Camp is ideally located on the periphery of the Busanga Plains and provides guests with excellent game viewing from land or water. The plains are reminiscent of the Serengeti as they stretch all the way to the horizon. The plains are littered with wildlife and its not uncommon to see big cats from your recliner.

As the area is known to flood the camp has been built on raised wooden platforms and is linked with walkways from the main lodge to each of the tents. A grass roof for each tent helps the camp blend into its landscape beautifully and keeps the tents cool during the hotter parts of the day.

With just 6 guest tents and one larger tent for families their raised positions afford stunning views and magical African sunsets. Queen size beds with en suite bathrooms and both indoor and outdoor showers give each tent a magical atmosphere.

The main area of the lodge is also elevated complete with swimming pool and a sunken area for sun downers where guests can sit on plush cushions for a pre dinner drink. The folding glass doors of the main area give the dining area at night a very pleasant sensation of eating outside.

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Consider a few nights at Busanga Bush Camp. If the southern area of Kafue is your choice of African safari destination then explore Nanzhila Plains Camp. Liuwa Plains & King Lewanika Lodge provide luxury in a vast tract of wilderness.

Is South Luangwa National Park your dream Africa safari destination? Explore Island Bush Camp for a dream Africa safari lodge.

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How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with either Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Air Namibia or Ethiopian Airlines.

On arrival in Lusaka you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to your light aircraft for your flight to Plains Airstrip in Kafue.

You will be met at the airstrip and enjoy a game drive for the 40 minute drive to camp.

For assistance with meeting on arrival in Lusaka and flights to Shumba get in touch with us.




  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Twice daily activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Local drinks


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Internal flights to and from camps
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature



  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat excursions
  • Specialist birding
  • Star gazing and identification


  • Hot air balloon trips ($200 per person; weather dependent)

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