Shumata Camp
Guest tent with Kilimanjaro views Shu'mata Panorama
Guest tent with Kilimanjaro views
Shu'mata Panorama

Shumata Camp

Shu'mata Camp,under the Kilimanjaro means " heaven" in Maa - the language of the Maasai.
It takes about two hours from Hatari to Shu'mata, a safari through the rain-forest and into the African savanna.




The highlight is not only the camp itself, the incredibly majestic scenery of the Kilimanjaro - Amboseli ecosystem and the vastness of the African Savanna, but also the very private and intimate nature on foot or in open-top Jeeps. Have an authentic in-depth Maasai experience in Maasailand bordering the Amboseli ecosystem. Visit the Maasai boma and sundowner on the the plains with nighttime game drive.

Need to Know

Enjoy a 360 degrees view of African savannah at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Situated only about 2 hours drive from Kilimanjaro airport.

Shu'mata is accessible from Kilimanjaro airport. From the Arusha airport. From teh West Kilimanjaro airstrip. 

Coastal Aviation operates 2 daily schedule flights around noon from:  

1.West Kilimanjaro via Arusha and Manyara to the Serengeti

2.West Kilimanjaro via Moshi and Saadani to Zanzibar. 

A fly in schedule which allows you to spent the best time of every day - the morning hours ! in the lodge or camp or on safari! and not having to get up early morning to rush to the airstrips or airport in time for an early morning departure. 


Private- & exclusive game drives and Nighttime game drives. All with focus on Kilimanjaro's famous elephants.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Venture into the savannah in the southern Amboseli at the foot of Kilimanjaro, far away from tourists where you spot elephants, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, gazelle or even cheetah and lion.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Full day activity for 1 night

  •  Kilimanjaro-for-All - incl. picnic

Half day activity for 1 night

  •  Maasai Naturalist walk

Full day activities by 2 or 3 nights

  •  Amboseli ecosystem game drive
  •  Maasai Boma visit
  •  Maasai Naturalist walk
  •  Night Game Drive


The Mess Tent is a tribute to the African elephants and is divided into three different design sections representing a safari through time: from Vintage to Safari Baroque to Arabian nights with huge cushions for the perfect spot to relax while outside under the open sky a fireplace adds a true feeling of adventure and safari romance.

Airport Shuttle, but no laundry facilities and no credit card facilities and no Wi-Fi.


Five en-suite tents in Hemingway style with a Maasai accent. The tents are decorated with king size beds, flush toilets and en suite permanent and not tented bathroom.


Shu’mata - the first "Design Hotel".


Shu'mata camp enjoys mild but still comfortably warm temperatures. The temperature rarely exceeds 30 degrees Celsius, however early morning hours during the months of May to October may be chilly, making a warm jacket a necessity. By noon, weather conditions are again "African", with temperatures easily rising above the 20 to 25 degree mark.  

Average StayAverage Stay

We recommend a minimum of 2 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Please refer to our rate sheet:  

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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