Sausage Tree and Potato Bush Camp
Sausage Tree and Potato Bush camps are two much loved destinations situated in the Lower Zambezi National Park are highly recommended for their location within the park and the outstanding variety of activities including game drives, motor boating, canoeing and walks.
Lower Zambezi National Park
The camps are situated in Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia on the Zambezi River and opposite to Mana Pools a world heritage site. The game viewing here is excellent especially for lion and elephant. Leopard are also often seen. Elephants are a highlight here and they are viewed in greatest numbers during August to November when the albida trees pods draw herds in large numbers.
Sausage Tree Camp (featured here) is the flagship operation and was completely renovated in 2018. It sleeps a maximum of 18 guests. There are seven luxury suites all of which have large king sized beds, indoor and outdoor showers and plunge pools. Kigelia House is great for families with two adjoining rooms. The public areas comprise a large dining area, deck and 25 meter plunge pool
The camps overlook some beautiful islands (sometimes with lots of wildlife, e.g. buffaloes, elephants, hippos, crocs and many different birds) with the Zambian escarpment in the background which we see thanks to their location being on a bend of the river. All the other camps are looking across to the river to Zimbabwe and do not see mountains so close by.
Potato Bush is a sister camp. It has three safari tents and a family tent. All of the tents have a private pool. It is slightly less expensive than Sausage Tree and is great for small groups and families.
What we love about the camps
The guiding is great. The camps are also privately owned and all photographers get their own private game viewing at no additional expense.
When to go
The camps are open from April until the end of November. The early part of the season is great for scenery with clear skies. As it heats up in September the game, particularly the elephants, get better and better and so does the fishing. By November there is the first rains and then the camp starts to close.
How to get there
Sausage Tree and Potato Bush Camps are reached by vehicle and boat from Jeki Airstrip with is a 30-minute flight form Lusaka. There are also direct flights to Mfuwe so the camp combines very well with South Luangwa National Park.