Wilderness Shumba is a luxury tented lodge located in the heart of the Busanga Plains in northern Kafue National Park

Wilderness Shumba is the most luxurious and upmarket camp in Kafue and has a wonderful position looking out over the beautiful Busanga Plains in the far north of the park. Run by Wilderness Safaris, the camp has a sophisticated bush feel and provides a high level of food, service and guiding. The Busanga Plains are well worth visiting if you have the time. Safaris in Zambia are often dominated by the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks, for good reason as they are both magical, but Kafue offers a totally different landscape and game viewing experience, especially on the Busanga Plains where you have chance to see roan antelope and cheetah.


Accommodation is for 14 guests in six tented suites one of which is a two bedroomed family unit which can accommodate four guests. Each suite is under canvas with a thatch roof and gauze to the front and sides, offering fantastic…


The Kafue National Park is one of the largest parks in Africa, covering an area of nearly 22500 sq.kms. The north-eastern and southern sectors of the park are essentially covered by miombo woodland, whereas the north-western…


Wilderness Shumba caters for children 6 years and older, though under 12 years and families need to pay for exclusive use of vehicle and children under 16 must be accommodated with an adult. Boating (usually only available in June…

Conservation & community

Wilderness Safaris established the Children in the Wilderness programme (CITW) focusing on the children from villages close to the remote areas in which they operate, educating them in environmental awareness and training them…

Location Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park
Access Charter flight or Shared air transfer into Busanga
Open June to early November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury tented lodge
Focus Big game / Birding
Children 6 Years + (private vehicle required below 12 years)
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Walking* / Boating* / Hot-air Ballooning*  (*all limited)
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 6 tented suites (including 1 family suite)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family suite
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Indoor and outdoor plumbed showers
Power for charging In room
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal (private on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard