SAUSAGE TREE CAMP

Lower Zambezi National Park
Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of bush chic. Set in a stunning location along the Zambezi River at the heart of the exclusive Lower Zambezi National Park, the intimate Sausage Tree was recently awarded “Best Location in Africa” at the 2016 Good Safari Guide Awards, and rated #1 by the BBC’s holiday program’s “10 best luxury resorts in the world.”
Sausage Tree’s pristine location has no boundaries or fences. It’s perfectly positioned for the abundant wildlife of the Lower Zambezi to freely wander straight through and around the camp thus making your tent the ideal wildlife viewing sanctuary! Your bush experience is in one of only eight very large luxurious “Bedouin-style” tents dotted discreetly along the riverbank. The five Signature Tents are spacious islands of cool minimalist style including solid Zambian teak furniture and sumptuous four-poster beds, each serviced by its own private butler to attend to your every whim. Each tent’s highlight is the unique open-air en-suite bathroom for which Sausage…
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Tree has become renowned - a luxurious “loo with a view.”  The two larger “ultra-luxurious” Honeymoon Suites consist of an indoor and outdoor bathroom, large teak decking with its very own private plunge pool, stocked mini bar with leather sofas and a stunning view. Lastly, there is Kigelia House which consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a large open-plan  living area with leather loungers, a huge timber deck with built in swimming pool, a fully stocked mini bar and dining table for private dinners. Perfect for families or perhaps friends traveling together.
 
Dining at Sausage Tree is an absolute delight. Whether it be in the central dining area fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi River and low set reed islands teeming with game, in ankle deep water on a sandbar in the Zambezi, a candlelit bush dinner or a private romantic experience on your teak deck, you will experience African inspired fusion cuisine that is consider by most, the very best in the Lower Zambezi.  In between dining and the various activities, consider cooling off with a cocktail at the eighty foot lap pool idyllically situated right on the edge of the riverbank under shading mahogany trees - marveling at the stunning views and wildlife.
 
Sausage Tree Camp 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 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. 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 to also see lion on bush walks!
 
The Lower Zambezi is renowned for its spectacular canoeing. Sausage Tree Camp is one of the few privileged operators based inside the National Park and 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 hippo 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
  • 2 Honeymoon Suites with an indoor and outdoor bathroom, large teak decking with its very own private plunge pool, mini bar with leather sofas
  • Kigelia House which consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a large living area, huge timber deck with built in swimming pool, plus a mini bar and dining table
  • 5 Signature Tents with unique open-air ensuite bathroom
  • The central dining and bar area is fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi River and low set reed islands teeming with game
  • 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)
  • Spa and massage area
  • Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, canoeing, scenic boat cruises and tiger fishing
  • Swimming pool
  • Water lunch and surprise bush dinner
  • All Inclusive: meals, private guiding, all activities, beverages, laundry and personal butler
  • 24 hour 220v AC power
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST LOCATION IN AFRICA’ WINNER
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI CUISINE IN ZAMBIA’ WINNER
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST LOCATION IN ZAMBIA’ WINNER
  • 2016 - GOOD SAFARI GUIDE AWARDS ‘BEST SAFARI GUIDING TEAM IN ZAMBIA’ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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