Sunset at Shu Mata Camp

Shu’Mata Camp Semi-permanent camp for off the beaten track at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro

The spirit of Shu’mata Camp

Set deep in traditional land at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Shu’Mata Camp consists of five large East African tents situated on a hill with magnificent views in all directions. In front of the camp, bush savannah melts into the slopes of towering Mount Kilimanjaro and the private veranda of each tent opens up onto this magnificent panorama. Large gauze windows let in the spectacular vistas. Elegant dressing tables, hanging cupboards and nostalgic trunks create an atmosphere of vintage safari. Ensuite bathrooms decorated with colourful Maasai art feature flushable toilets and open air showers. Old fashioned water jugs and enamelled wash basins hark back to colonial times.

Meals are served beneath the ornate chandelier in the elegant mess tent, which has been decorated in three different themes, from vintage safari to Arabian nights and safari baroque. An open fireplace under the African skies provides a focal point for guests to gather and listen to the sounds of the night after dinner. Game drives in open vehicles and walking safaris in the company of Maasai warriors explore the breathtaking scenery.

What we love about Shu’mata Camp

  • Relax on your private veranda and watch the moonlight glinting off the glaciers of faraway Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Indulge in the exclusive range of body care products created along traditional recipes using plants harvested in the bush.
  • Ask for an early morning wake-up call and watch the sun rise over Mount Kilimanjaro.