Rebuilt Shumba Camp in Kafue Opens for 2014 Season

Wilderness Safaris has completed a comprehensive refurbishment of the main area at Shumba Camp, located in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. A new raised wooden viewing deck has also been built, where guests can relax and enjoy an elevated vantage point of the productive surrounding Busanga Plains. 

The seasonal opening of the camp coincided with the start of the Park’s hot air ballooning season, which runs from August until the end of October. During the hot air balloon safari, guests will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular surrounds and high concentrations of wildlife, including thousands of red lechwe and puku, as well as regular sightings of hippo and buffalo. A champagne breakfast follows, served in the Park’s vast grasslands.

Aside from the excellent hot air ballooning opportunities, there are a range of activities on offer such as guided walking safaris and game drives, all of which make the most of the area’s prolific wildlife. Kafue is often noted for having the most varied antelope viewing on the continent and is also known for its population of tree-climbing lions, captured in the National Geographic documentary, ‘Swamp Lions’.