Potato Bush Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park
If you are looking for secluded, understated luxury then look no further. Located in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, Potato Bush Camp has it all. With a stunning panoramic view overlooking the Zambezi River and escarpment, Potato Bush is nestled in the shade of mahogany, sausage, winter thorn and acacia tortillas trees. The camp consists of three luxury safari tents and one two bedroom family tent. Extremely spacious, each has an en-suite bathroom with twin showers, twin basins and a full size four-claw bath tub. Large Rosewood folding doors lead onto a balcony and your own private plunge pool. The massive two bedroom family tent includes a large plunge pool as well as a huge central living, dining and balcony area that separates the en-suite bedrooms. To complement the accommodation there is an open plan dining, bar and lounge area, which is accessed by all four tents by way of the raised timber boardwalks. Potato Bush offers some of the finest game viewing in natural habitats anywhere in Africa. It's location within the Lower Zambezi National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River means that game viewing……
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activities take place both on the water, by boat and canoes, and on the land by four-wheel drive game viewing vehicles or on foot (bush walks).
 
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 - your team of professional guides will ensure that it is not too close! 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. Your guide will also point out the constellations of the Southern night sky.
 
Walking is the perfect way to search for the smaller creatures, learn about the trees, the plants and examine the different tracks and signs. Walking was pioneered in Zambia and remains one of the few areas where this can be truly enjoyed. Led by a professional walking guide and National Parks Wildlife Officer, walking is carried out in small groups. Taking advantage of the cooler morning temperatures, you will take a game drive from camp to an open area where the walk begins. Beware - not only do you see the smaller things on foot, it is also not uncommon for us to see lion on our bush walks.
 
The Lower Zambezi is renowned for its spectacular canoeing. As one of the few privileged operators based inside the National Park, you are able to canoe down the most stunning section of the Zambezi, “The Chifungulu Channel”. Scenic boat cruises are a very relaxing way to view the game that comes down to the river to drink and bathe, whilst also taking in the unique water wildlife. Until the Zambezi River is explored by boat, it is impossible to truly appreciate the huge hippopotami pods and crocodile populations. Lucky guests have experienced the truly memorable sight of elephants crossing the Zambezi from Mana Pools National Park to the Lower Zambezi National Park. To view the most amazing sunsets in Africa, floating sundowners (Gin and Tonic are de rigueur!) in the middle of the Zambezi is a must! This can also provide a photographic opportunity for that perfect African sunset.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 3 very spacious Luxury Safari Tents with private plunge pool
  • 1 massive two bedroom Luxury Family Tent with large private plunge pool, a huge central living, dining and balcony area, fully stocked bar and fridge
  • All feature en-suite bathrooms with twin showers, twin basins and a full size four-claw bath tub
  • Open plan dining, bar and lounge area which is accessed by all four tents by way of raised timber boardwalks
  • Prime location within the Lower Zambezi National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River means that game viewing activities take place both on the water, by boat and canoes, and on the land by four-wheel drive game viewing vehicles or on foot (bush walks)
  • Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, canoeing, scenic boat cruises and tiger fishing
  • All Inclusive: meals, private guiding, all activities, beverages, laundry and personal butler
  • 24 hour 220v AC power
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2015 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST NEW SAFARI PROPERTY IN ZAMBIA’ RUNNER UP
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