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Sausage Tree Camp is a small tented camp in a stunning setting in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

The camp epitomises ‘bush chic” with eight luxurious, white Bedouin-style tents discreetly positioned beside the Zambezi River. A minimalist style incorporates teak furniture, sumptuous four-poster beds and flowing white fabrics and nets. The tents are cool, private sanctuaries shaded by mahogany, acacia and sausage trees, and are famous for their private, open-air, en suite bathrooms offering steaming hot water and wonderfully decadent secluded views. There are five luxury tents, two honeymoon suites and a fabulous option for families or groups - the Kigelia House - which has two en suite bedrooms and an open plan living area leading onto a private deck and pool.

With animals free to wander through the camp and your own personal butler to assist you, Sausage Tree prides itself on providing a civilized approach to a true bush experience. For dining, wine and socialising there is a central area high on the riverbank – it overlooks the water lilies and pods of hippo (who’s ‘snorts’ accompany the three-course candlelit dinners!) Alternatively, for those in the mood for romance, your butler will serve a star-lit dinner beside your tent. Game drives are conducted morning, afternoon and evening and there will be plenty of opportunity to get onto the river to enjoy some wildife viewing and birdwatching. The camp also offers canoeing, guided walks and picnic lunches. 

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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