The word “Shu'mata” means something like “above the clouds” or “heaven” in the language of Maa. This is an apt name for this magical little camp. It is perched atop a hill, with the dramatic form of Kilimanjaro rising behind it. It is surrounded by African savannah that melts into the slopes of Kili. Under the great African sky, an 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.
The views from the tented suites are spectacular. Each one is large and spacious, designed in a Hemingway style. The adjoining bathrooms are open to the sky, yet still private. They are decorated with Maasai art and utilise natural materials in the design. This gives them an authentic, rustic feel, while still providing luxury and comfort. Each tent has a private seating area in the front, with views facing Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.
The wilderness that surrounds Shu’mata offers endless opportunities for exploring and adventure. Head out on a game drive, looking out for the region’s famous tusker elephants. Take the scenic route to Kili’s Shira Plateau, and have a picnic at 3500m. Go on a game drive at night. De-stress and rediscover your connection with nature on a healing safari. And this is Maasai country- visit a Maasai boma and go a Maasai nature walk.

Why we like it

This camp's location and spectacular views are its biggest drawcard. The unusual design and use of Maasai art and natural materials in the decor is also very fresh and authentic. The activities on offer are exciting. A true gem.

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Medium
Max No of Guests: 14
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: Not Graded
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Arusha80km2h15min.
Nearest Major City Arusha80km2h15min.
Nearest Major Airport Arusha Airport80km2h15min.
Nearest Hospital Arusha80km2h15min.

Park / Reserve

Addo Elephant National Park Please click to view



Game Drive


Guided Walk


Night Game Drive
Lion Tracking Tour



Outdoor shower or bath
En-suite bathroom


Mess Tent

This Experience

Safari type

Something Different

Specialist Species


Malaria area


Suitable for

Solo Travellers
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