Setting & Safaris


The camp is located at the foot of Kilimanjaro, deep in the traditional Maasai land, in an area known as Private Amboseli. Large East African tents, in true Hemingway style, form a line on a hill with magnificent views in all directions. At the front of the camp bush savannah melts into the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Towering above into the blue skies of Africa, so close that on a moonlit night details of the glaciers can be visible.
Seasonally the surrounding savannah bush teams with wildlife – herds of elephants, elands, zebras, wildebeest and Oryx as well as Grants and Thompson Gazelles.

There are five comfortable safari tents in the true Hemingway style with possibility of expansion. All tents have en-suite bathrooms decorated colourfully with Maasai art. Each tent has its own veranda with up-lifting views. Outside, under the great African sky, the open fireplace adds a true feeling of adventure and safari romance. A Hemingway Whiskey blends in perfectly with the sounds of crickets, barking zebra and the distant roar of a lion.
From Hatari only a three-hour comfortable and scenic drive away; we take guests through our “private Amboseli” to enjoy an exclusive bush experience as an add-on to their stay at the Hatari Lodge.

Starting in June 2012 our Shu’mata Camp will be reachable by flight for the first time. From here you can also connect flights via Arusha to Serengeti or Zanzibar.

Coastal Aviation will fly the following new routes staring June 2012:

West Kilimanjaro Airstrip (Shu’mata Camp) – Arusha – Serengeti and back.
West Kilimanjaro Airstrip (Shu’mata Camp) – Swahili Coast (Pangani) – Zanzibar and back.

“You can now get to our beautifully situated camp much faster with this newly introduced flight.”
“Beginning from Shu'mata we are now able to offer a planned or spontaneous Flying Safari to Serengeti or a trip to Swahili Coast, Pangani and Saadani and further to Zanzibar.”

Marlies Gabriel