Sausage Tree Camp
Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
A beautiful and intimate safari camp sitting on the banks of the Lower Zambezi, offering excellent food and the best of game viewing in luxurious surroundings. Sausage Tree Camp has seven tented rooms including two honeymoon suites and a family house.
At a Glance
Have the luxury of your own private guide at no additional cost
Canoe the Chifungulu Channel with your expert guide
Enjoy Sausage Tree's excellent cuisine, created by their head chef, Honore Kabongo
Each room has a machinda - a butler - who will look after you superbly
Relax in Sausage Tree's good-sized swimming pool, overlooking the channel of the Zambezi
Take a boat trip upriver and then cut the engine as the sun sets, drifting downstream
Try your hand at tiger fishing on the Zambezi River (best in October and November)Louisa Ross-Taylor
Make time to visit Honore Kabongo in the kitchens - a huge character!Louisa Ross-Taylor
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, Sausage Tree Camp specializes in excellent game viewing in authentic safari style – without sacrificing an inch of luxury. Nestling in the shade of mature sausage and mahogany trees, each of the seven sumptuous Bedouin-style canvas tents is attended by a personal mchinda (butler), has a private open-air bathroom and a four poster bed complete with flowing white mosquito nets.
Two of the rooms are Honeymoon Suites, and are much larger than the five Signature Tents, with a separate dining area, private deck and plunge pool.
Additionally, the family house, Kigelia House consists of two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms, a large plunge pool, fully stocked bar and dining table for private meals. The huge open-plan living area is furnished with leather loungers, day bed and sundeck chairs. A beautiful teak deck sweeping across the entire front of the suite offers amazing panoramic views. Kigelia House is ideally suited to small groups (two couples) and/or families. Both bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a third bed on request.
Meals can be taken under the African sky or in the huge open dining tent on the banks of the Zambezi. As the camp is totally unfenced, you may even be joined by a hippo or other four-legged visitor. As well as game drives and guided walking safaris, guests can also venture onto the mighty Zambezi for canoeing, boating and fishing for the renowned tigerfish. There is also a 25 meter lap pool right on the edge of the river where you can cool off on a hot day. Sausage Tree camp is currently the only camp in Zambia to offer the superb service of a private guide for each group of guests at no additional costs.
Sausage Tree are currently working on a children's adventure and educational program.
Accommodation is in five luxurious Bedouin style tents, generously spaced along the Zambezi River bank allowing the elephants to amble in between. Local materials create a minimalist style in which the teak furniture, including sumptuous four-poster beds, contrasts with pure white fabrics and flowing mosquito nets. Each of the five 'Signature Tents' has a unique open-air en-suite bathroom and sliding teak doors opening onto private decks with Zambezi River views.
There are two enormous 'Honeymoon Suites' each boast indoor and outdoor bathrooms, dining area, bar and a king size bed overlooking the private pool set into the expansive teak deck.
Finally, there is Kigelia House for small groups or families, with two en-suite bedrooms separated by an open plan living area leading onto the private deck and pool.
Children may be accommodated on a request basis only. There are no specific facilities available for children at Sausage Tree Camp.
The central dining and bar area is fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the beautiful Zambezi River and low set reed islands teeming with game. The large swimming pool is idyllically situated under shading Mahogany trees and is the perfect way to cool down from the warm African sun.
Sausage Tree Camp's location within the Lower Zambezi National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River means that the camp offers game viewing activities both on the water, by boat and canoes, and on the land by four-wheel drive game viewing vehicles or on foot (bush walks). The camp is well equipped with game viewing vehicles, boats and canoes allowing them to easily cater to the personal and individual needs of all the guests. Having your own private guide also means that you can tailor your activities as you wish without having to stick to any particular schedule.
During a stay at Sausage Tree Camp guests are looked after by a personal butler or 'Muchinda' which means 'Attendant to the Chief'. Each Muchinda will go out of his way to ensure your stay is truly special and will be happy to share his experience of life in Zambia and the bush.
Location & Directions
Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
Sausage Tree Camp is set on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The camp overlooks an expanse of narrow channels and low set reed islands teeming with game, with the magnificent Zambezi escarpment as the backdrop.
When to go
The Lower Zambezi has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb birdwatching at the end of the rains.