Shu’mata camp is a quaint luxury tented camp situated in  a private concession area known as ‘private Amboseli.’ The word ‘Shumata’ is taken from the Maasai language and it means ‘heaven’ or above the clouds! The camp is situated at a high vantage point providing beautiful views from all directions. The colours are earthy – bright reds, ochre and more, which create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Shu’mata Camp is the sister camp to Hatari Lodge.

The camp is located at the foot of Kilimanjaro, deep in the traditional Maasai land, in west Kilimanjaro bordering  Amboseli National Park.

There are flights from Arusha to West Kilimanjaro (Shu’mata Camp).There is also a helicopter landing pad near the camp.

Shu’mata Camp is an intimate camp that has a total of 5 large tents. All tents are equipped with an en suite bathroom which has a flushing toilet and open air shower.  Each tent has a verandah with safari chairs for you to take in the panoramic views. The tents can be configured into Single, Double or Triple rooms. The in room facilities include: large beds, dressing table, wardrobe, bed-side trays, and a trunk for additional storage.

The mess tent is inspired by the African elephant. There is a lounge with large cushions for relaxation, a dining area and under the open sky there is a fireplace.


  • Game Drives
  • Camp fire
  • Sundowners


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Lion Guardian Tour
  • Hike to Shira Plateau
  • Elephant tracking
  • Visit Maasai Boma
  • Guided walk with Maasai Naturalist
  • Night Game Drives

A 2 night stay at Shu’mata Camp includes the following activities:
Amboseli – Sinya Tour, Follow the footsteps of the Amboseli Elephants, Maasai Boma Visit, Maasai Naturalist Walk, Night Game Drive.

Activities need to be booked in advance.

Wildlife that can be seen at Shu’mata Camp include herds of elephants and  common elands, zebras, giraffes, ostrich, gnus, oryx as well as Grants and Thompson gazelles.

Camp Closure
The camp closes during the months of April and May.

Creativity for Sustainability
Marlies and Jorg Gabriel are the founders of the Momella Foundation which they created in order to give back to the local communities in the surrounding areas. This nonprofit organization generates an income by using creativity as their driving force. They have various projects that are advancing sustainable development through education, waste disposal, agronomy, protection and cultivation of natural resources.