Shumba Tented Camp

Shumba Tented Camp is our ready set up campsite, just waiting for you to roll up, unpack your bags, and relax.

The camp consists of 5 double beds, one of which can be split to singles.  There are two dome tents and one large tent with multiple rooms.  All rooms are equipped with new luxury mattresses, fluffy pillows, crispy clean sheets and duvets/blankets.

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Cost per night

$15 USD Adult

$10 USD Child

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The site is located in our game park, up a private track, amid balancing granite rock formations, that boarder the whole campsite. This allows guests to be totally undisturbed, apart from the friendly wildlife that often graze on the outskirts of the camp, such as impala, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra. There are no carnivores roaming loose around the game reserve, our lions are all in enclosures a few kilometres away. If you are lucky you will hear their chorus of roars at sunset.

Just beyond the camp, at the edge of the hill, are a drop toilet and an open-air shower with hot running water. The shower looks out over the valley, hidden from the park below, but offering breath-taking views of the reserve. More disconcerting customers are welcome to close the canvas curtain!

Facilities

 

  • Three tents, ready set up

  • 5 double matresses (or 4 doubles and two singles)

  • Sheets, bedding and pillows

  • Braai stand

  • Rubbish bin

  • A wooden bench and table

  • Central fireplace (firewood included)

  • Hot open air shower

  • Blaire toilet

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You can bring your own food and drinks with you, or buy breakfast, lunch and dinner from our Shumba Restaurant at the Kiosk area. The restaurant is open 8.30 am to 5 pm every day and we serve a variety of meals, sweets, drinks and chocolates.

 

Guests are asked to be in the campsite from 6pm to 7 am. You are welcome to game drive during the day, and braai in the park or visit the kiosk’s restaurant, shops and enclosures.

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Frequently asked questions

How many people can stay at the camp?

You can bring as many people to the site as you wish

What if we have a large group and need more tents?

If you are a large group, needing more beds, you can bring your own tents and equipment and camp alongside your friends at Shumba Tented Camp, or use a different site, for 10 USD per adult and 5 USD per child.

What if we are a small group?

When you hire the site, the cost is per person, with a minimum booking charge of $40. Once booked, the whole site is exclusively yours, even if you are a single person, so you will not be sharing the camp

Will my car reach the camp site?

Yes it will. You do not need a high clearance car for 4x4 to reach the camp. Most of our game park is also easily accesssable with any vehicle.

What are the ablutions like?

There are blaire toilets with proper toilet seats. There is one hot shower, powered by a donkey boiler (a fire, lit by our staff, which heats your water). Our team will come once a day to light the fire. All of these facilities are outdoors, set amid the natural rock formations and provide ample privacy. During Kiosk open hours (8.30 am to 5 pm) you are welcome to use our normal flushing toilets.

Is there electricity

No. To keep the experience as rustic and natural as possible, there is no power in the camp site. It is a good idea to bring torches. 

Is bush camping dangerous?

No, this is a safe area with no dangerous game. However, it is always prudent to respect wild animals and not walk too close to them.

Can I lock my tent?

You can bring your own padlocks for your tent. This doubles as a way to stop cheeky monkeys opening zips whilst you are out enjoying the rest of the reserve!

 

Are there any additional charges?

Additional to your camping fee, each person needs to buy an entry ticket to Lion and Cheetah Park, for 10 USD per adult and 5 USD per child (under 2’s free), which will allow unlimited gate entries for the duration of your stay. That means you can head out to Kuimba Shiri Bird Park, Fish Lake Darwendale, boat on Lake Chivero or visit the rhinos at Chivero National Park during the day, and return to your site in the evening.