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Located in the heart of Lower Zambezi National, Potato Bush Camp sets high standards for small and exclusive luxury tented safari camps.

It operates as a satellite to Sausage Tree Camp further upstream, and benefits from a stunning panorama of the river and escarpment, nestling in the shade of mahogany, sausage, winterthorn and tortilis trees.

Three spacious and well-appointed safari tents, stylishly built from canvas and native rosewood, have en suite bathrooms with with twin showers and basins and a full size bath tub; large folding doors open onto a large deck area with a private plunge pool and two-person hammock.

A fourth, 21-metre-wide, tent has two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, separated by a huge central living, dining and balcony area with a large deck, its own plunge pool, a fully stocked bar and fridge, and a private dining table – making it ideal for a family or party of four adults.

Raised boardwalks connect the tents to the open-plan dining and lounge area. Activities include day and night drives, walking safaris, canoeing, boat trips and catch and release fishing for tigerfish. The camp opens from April to December.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Lower Zambezi Short Break

Take a week to explore Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park and experience a secluded wilderness that offers wildlife viewing second to none. Best known for its boating safaris, elephant, lion, leopard and huge herds of Cape buffalo are resident here, together with impala and Nile crocodiles.

  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 7 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,475 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the few pristine wildernesses left in Africa. Its backdrop is dominated by the steep Zambezi Escarpment, but the Zambezi River is the main attraction, where tranquil yet exciting excursions by boat are an excellent way to appreciate the river and its wildlife.

  • Where: Lusaka Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris