Potato Bush Camp

Potato Bush Camp lies adjacent to it's sister camp, the world-renowned Sausage Tree Camp. With a stunning panoramic view overlooking the Zambezi River and escarpment, this site is nestled under Mahogany, Sausage, Winter Thorn and Acacia Tortillas Trees, which provide excellent shade. Potato Bush Camp is comprised of three well-appointed Canvas and Rosewood Safari Tents and also a 2-bedroom Family Tent.

The common areas consist of an open plan dining, bar and lounge area, which is accessed by all four Tents by way of raised timber boardwalks. The camp hugely benefits from the nearby strong foundations, infrastructure and service levels that have been built up since 1996 by Sausage Tree Camp. Potato Bush Camp offers professionally guided game drives, scenic canoeing and boat trips, educational walking safaris, exciting night drives and fishing

Luxury Tents
The three Luxury Safari Tents are extremely spacious and have en-suite bathrooms with twin showers, twin basins and a full size four-claw bath tub. Large folding doors lead onto the large balcony which hosts a 2-person hammock and a private plunge pool, overlooking the mighty Zambezi river, with well-appointed furniture to complement the ambience and architecture of the safari tents. Two of the Luxury Safari Tents are furnished with king-size beds while the 3rd Safari Tent is a twin. All beds are covered with large walk around four-poster mozi nets and each fitted with a fan. 24-hour electricity is supplied to all rooms for charging batteries, cameras, computers etc. 

Family Tent
The Two-bedroom Family House is a massive 21m wide perfectly designed "safari tent". This offers a huge central living area, dining and balcony area which divides the two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms with twin showers, twin basins and large four-claw bath tubs (with a view). To accompany the architectural grandeur of this luxury tent, it also offers a large plunge pool, fully stocked bar and fridge, private dining table and furniture that complements both the style of the tent and the surrounding environment. Perfect for any family or party of 4 adults. Extra beds can be added in any of the rooms. All beds are covered with large walk around four-poster mozi nets and each fitted with a fan. 24-hour electricity is supplied to all rooms for charging batteries, cameras, computers etc.

All guest rooms are serviced by Muchindas (Butlers) who look after guests from tea/coffee in bed at wake up in the morning, to taking meal orders and arranging laundry.

Game Drives
Game drives are the most successful way to see a good variety of wildlife, both large and small. Visiting more areas, and witnessing the diversity of the Lower Zambezi National Park you can appreciate the unspoiled wilderness of Zambia. A larger area can be covered in a shorter time frame, increasing the chance to find good game. The vehicles also allow those "up close and personal" experiences - our team of professional guides will ensure that it is not too close!

Walking Safaris
Night drives are the perfect way to experience the nocturnal animals, including the elusive Leopard, Genet, Civet, Porcupine and Giant Eagle Owl. The big cats tend to be more active at night and you may find yourself following lions on the hunt. Other common sightings include Honey Badger, African Wild Cat and even the occassional sighting of the very rare Pangolin.

Your guide will also point out the constellations of the Southern night sky.

The Lower Zambezi is renowned for its spectacular canoeing. As one of the few privileged operators based inside the National Park, we are able to canoe guests down the most stunning section of the Zambezi River, the 14km long "Chifungulu Channel" starts just 100m downstream of the camp.

Led by one of our highly qualified canoe guides, explore the banks of the river, where game can be seen from a totally different perspective - looking UP rather than down! Canoe trips vary in length (from one to seven hours) however a one-hour canoe trip is a great prelude to an evening game drive.

No experience or particular strength is required - it is an effortless drift, as the flow of the Zambezi pushes the canoes downstream. Rather than a work out, this is a time to relax, listen to the sounds of the huge variety of bird-life and admire their sheer beauty. Min. canoeing age is 15 years old.

The Lower Zambezi is home to the tiger fish, nicknamed the “water dog,” whose sharp teeth are matched only by its fighting spirit and reputation as one of the world’s top game fish.

The Zambezi operates a strict catch-and-release policy in order to preserve stocks of this incredible fish. You can fish with both fly and popper.

Fishing can be combined with game activities and all equipment is provided, with both conventional tackle and entry level fly rods available. We recommend serious fly fisherman should bring their own tackle. Please contact us for specifications and recommendations.

Boat Cruises
The Zambezi River offers a variety of additional activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. One such activity is a river safari which offers both morning and afternoon opportunities to view game from the comfort of a luxury boat.

Sit back and relax as your guide leisurely navigates the islands and main channels of the mighty Zambezi. Cruise the river looking at game, birds and enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets you are ever likely to see. All without the bumps and dust of game drives.

Morning coffee or evening sundowners can be enjoyed from either the boat or from your own island in the middle of the Zambezi River!

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