Sausage Tree Camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Sausage Tree Camp was first established in 1996 and has since grown a reputation as one of the most luxurious bush camps within the Lower Zambezi National Park. Named after the fruits of the Sausage tree (Kigelia Africana) which have a sausage shape and are very hard! Baboons, Squirrels and Hippo love them.
The camp has been awarded “The Best Location in Africa” and rated No. 1 by the BBC in the 10 Best Luxury Resorts in the World.
The camp is un-fenced allowing the wildlife to wander through the camp at all hours of the day. This makes your tent one of the best places to sit, relax and enjoy the spectacle as Elephants wander past, Baboons feed and play and Hippo can be heard eating noisily at night.
The camp hosts 18 guests in 7 luxury suites that are carefully hidden amongst the trees on the rivers banks and all boast super views over the river. The suites are quite simple in style yet their luxury is evident everywhere. a “muchinda” or private butler will look after all your desires while you relax on your private deck.
Five of the tents are large Signature Tents with doors that open onto private decks with stunning river views. Four poster beds are completely enveloped at night and there is a fan for the warmer months. Leading off each room is an open air en-suite bathroom.
Two are honeymoon suites that have a similar style with doors opening onto a private deck and small private plunge pool. Loungers and a day bed are ideal for afternoon relaxing. These are larger in size and have space for private meals on request. The en-suite bathroom has twin showers both inside and outdoors.
Kigelia House is even larger sitting under a huge canvas roof encompassing two separate and enclosed en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed while the second two single beds that can be converted to a double if needed. Between these two rooms is a lounge sofa and coffee table and a large deck with plunge pool.
All guests have a private vehicle and guide.
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Consider combining this with a few days at Old Mondoro or Nyamatusi Mahogany. Further afield is Roving Bushtops.
Conservation Lower Zambezi are at the forefront in protecting this unique destination.