Climate & Season

The camp is at the foot of the Kilimanjaro, in the heart of the Maasai steppe – a region known as South Amboseli.
Huge East African safari tents like those used by Hemingway, line a leopard hill and offer magnificent views on all sides. In the east the savannah merges with the slopes of the Kilimanjaro rising into the deep blue African sky – it is so close that under a full moon we can even recognize details of the glaciers on top of the mountain. Depending on the season, the savannah surrounding the Shu’mata hill is populated by elephants, herds of common elands, zebras, giraffes, ostrich, gnus, oryx as well as Grants and Thompson gazelles.

The region is also famous for birdwatching. To reach Shu’mata from Hatari it takes only two comfortable and spectacular hours by car.
We present to our guests a “Private Amboseli,” an exclusive bush adventure and the highlight of their Hatari experience. The Shu‘mata Camp is part of a private concession, and we recommend at least three nights to join all of the activities on offer and still to find some time to simply read a book and look.
Shu‘mata Camp can be booked separately. During the rain season in April and May the camp is closed.