About Shenton Safaris
Derek Shenton represents the third generation of his family to work in the fields of safari guiding and wildlife conservation. A natural guide, he has a particular interest in tracking and observing the big cats.
Passionate about providing his clients with the ultimate safari experience, Derek’s camps are continually evolving. Mwamba Bush Camp was the first addition, after which he developed the now famous hippo, elephant, carmine and last water hole hides. These photographic hides, sited and designed by Derek, have been used by the BBC, Discovery Channel and the National Geographic in their filming.
The high standards of the camps, calm and friendly atmosphere, and unusually high number of repeat clients are a further reflection of this unassuming man.
Derek is on the board of the Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) .
Jules Shenton: Jules, a trained zoologist and wildlife photographer, has been an integral part of the operations since 2004, looking after the camps decoration and renown cuisine. Jules is also on the Board of Trustees of Project Luangwa.
The Shentons are now remaining at their residence in Lusaka, allowing for their daughters, Saphire and Jayabella, age 9 and 6, to attend school. Derek commutes regularly to the camps, and enjoys the school holidays when the whole family can spend some time in the bush too.
Our large team of friendly local staff can include up to 40 members when we are busy with camp construction, and in full swing of the season. From our waiters, chefs, and housekeepers to our boiler men and mechanics, they will take great care of you whilst you’re in the camps.
Our plot team at the vegetable garden outside the park supplies the camps with fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs.