Named after the sizeable lion prides that frequent this area, Shumba is the most upmarket base from which to discover the Busanga Plains. With the entire camp arranged on elevated platforms to permit outstanding panoramic views over this wildlife hotbed, game viewing is possible from the rooms, the dining platform and the extensive lounge and bar area. There are just six luxury tented rooms, stylishly furnished with four poster beds, brass basins and comfortable sofas, where canvas walls can be rolled back for uninterrupted views out to the grazing wildlife. Each has an extensive en-suite bathroom with inside and outside shower options, a large viewing platform with cushions facing the plains and a provision of complementary spirits to enjoy a nightcap after a long day of game viewing.
Sunrises and sunsets here are sensational, with ethereal mists shrouding the plains at dawn and some truly vivid reds and purples as the harsh African sun pales into night. Day and night game drives are offered from camp, plus some water based activities in the early season months, when flood waters are still high. A premier camp in every sense, Shumba is the only place to go for luxury Kafue accommodation.