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Sausage tree lodge

Sausage Tree camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. This exclusive safari camp, featured on the BBC’s Holiday Ten Best programme, specializes in affording you our guests the very best game viewing, with traditional safari style. Only the very highest international standards in luxury and service are offered and are combined with this truly classic African wildlife experience.

Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of bush chic. Set in a stunning location along the Zambezi River, at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, this pristine location and Sausage Tree Camp offers all the game, all the luxury without all the people! Accommodation is in six luxurious white Bedouin style tents, discreetly positioned along the riverbank. Local materials are utilized to create a minimalist style in which the reddish brown teak furniture including, sumptuous four-poster beds, contrast crisply and cleanly with pure white fabrics and flowing white mosquito nets. Nearly hidden from one another, and shaded by mature Sausage and Mahogany trees, the tents are cool, private sanctuaries to return to after an early morning game drive and for a good nights rest.

Each tent has a private open-air en-suite bathroom, which has become a distinct trademark for this world-renowned tented safari camp. From the loo with a view, to the steaming hot shower, or the honeymoon tent which offers a bathtub worth marrying for! Sleeping only 12 guests, Sausage Tree Camp offers a truly personalized safari experience. Each tent has its own personal Muchinda (butler) to attend to your every whim. Devoid of fences, elephant and other game frequently walk through camp, allowing guests to enjoy game experiences from the comfort of their tents.

Can you imagine, every night fine dining on the banks of the Zambezi, with the chorus of laughing hippopotami and croaking frogs? Well it does happen! Sausage Tree Camp has a huge white open-style dining and bar tent where this is a nightly occurrence. Regarded as one of Zambia's finest Chefs, Mr. Honore Kabongo, was trained in France and later moved to Zambia. He has been working at Sausage Tree Camp as the Executive Chef for the past five years. You will be enthralled to meet Honore and his passion for bush cuisine.

Sausage Tree Lodge Location

Sausage Tree camp is situated in the Lower Zambezi National Park, opposite Mana Pools. The camp offers stunning scenery and varied wildlife viewing within a diverse range of ecosystems. Guests flying into Jeki airstrip are road transferred by a game drive to camp (45 mins). Jeki airstrip is located in the National Park.

Sausage Tree Lodge Activities

Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Safari Walking/Hiking Canoeing Honeymoon Fishing Photography Birding LuxuryTented Camp Game Cruise Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $350 - $600

Sausage Tree Lodge Attractions

Chifungulu's scenic channels dotted with water lilies and hippos combined, with expansive views of the river and distant Zambezi escarpment, make for an idyllic position to experience the river, the flood plains and the riverine flora.

Sausage Tree Lodge Facilities

Sausage Tree caters for a maximum of 12 guests with six large, Bedouin-style tents - each privately located with expansive river views. Decor is simple and classic. The en-suite bathrooms offer hot and cold running water and flush loos. April 2003 – New bathrooms have been built, with reed walls being removed and replaced with permanent ones. New lighting and large mirrors add to the impressive “new look” giving the bathrooms a stunning bush feel. Twin beds are three-quarter size and double beds are king size. Each tent has a private viewing area and there is also a reading tent with a deck overlooking the river as well as a main mess tent and dining area.

Sausage Tree Lodge Additional Information

The Lower Zambezi National Park and river offers a range of activities unique to Africa. Day and night game drives. Wilderness walks. Canoeing, boat game viewing. birding and fishing. A suggested day's activities - depart for an early morning walk, return for a bush breakfast followed by an exploratory few hours of canoeing through the channels of the Zambezi River. Have a picnic lunch before returning to camp for a relaxing afternoon followed by an evening (day/night) game drive. Walks onto the Zambezi escarpment are also possible, but this is only recommended for guests staying more than 2 nights. All guides are experienced and qualified.