Wilderness Shumba camp is in the centre of the famed Busanga Plains; an area of approximately 750 square kilometres and considered one of Zambia’s most important wetlands as well as a wildlife paradise with a wealth of plains game, predators and birds.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of Africa’s most scenic wildernesses and, due to the abundance of water, food and shelter, is home to an impressive quantity and variety of wildlife. Large populations of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck and zebra can be seen, and also over 400 species of birds. Guests at Old Mondoro have the opportunity to witness this array of wildlife not only from the usual land-based activities but also water-based activities. With a continual flow of animals strolling through the camp, guests can experience sensational game sightings from the comfort of their private veranda. Day and night game drives are the most effective way to view all the wildlife as they cover a lot of ground. Walking safaris are a fantastic way to get a close-up view of the wildlife and learn how the ecology of Lower Zambezi works. Old Mondoro is renowned for being surrounded by incredible walking country, and their team of expert guides are trained naturalists with immense knowledge of how the animals, birds, plants and insects all interact. Canoeing in the channels with a guide makes for an amazing experience; drifting almost silently downstream past birds, crocodiles, hippos and a variety of mammals concedes some unforgettable sights. Guests can explore the river and islands further on a custom-built pontoon boat, guided by one of Old Mondoro’s expert river guides. Fishing for tiger-fish is one of the specialities of the Zambezi River.
Wilderness Shumba Camp has six very spacious and luxurious ensuite tented rooms with both indoor and outdoor showers built on raised platforms with spectacular views of the surrounding plains. One of these tents is a family room which includes twin beds in in the main room and share the bathroom facilities. The dining and bar area is elevated so as to take in these views and each morning’s sunrise; dinner takes place either here or in the cosy boma outdoor area where guests can also enjoy elements of local Zambian culture. Many meals are prepared and cooked on the fire in front of the guests enhancing the safari experience. There is a pool to enjoy during the heat of the day.