Stay at Sausage Tree Camp
Sausage Tree is a superb camp, with ultra-luxurious rooms often surrounded by wildlife, particularly elephant and hippo. It enjoys a superb location right in the middle of the national park, and the guiding and service are both top class.
Sausage Tree Camp, ZambiaOur rating: Deluxe
Sausage Tree Camp has a lovely location overlooking the grassy islands of the Zambezi's floodplains and out to the rugged escarpment.There are often buffalo grazing on the islands and crocodiles in the sandy channels. The camp is situated on a high sandy bank in which bee-eaters often nest. It's a luxurious camp in a fabulously wild location.
Sausage Tree has five stylish bedouin-style signature tents, two larger honeymoon suites and also a new Kigelia House, which is ideal for families or small groups, set under mahogany and sausage trees. Open on one side (with sliding doors for the evenings), the tents have polished stone floors, large beds with wonderfully comfy mattresses and open air bathrooms. To relax in the afternoon, there are private terraces where you can sit on your comfy sofa with a book and binoculars, watching the game move slowly past. Each guest room has it's own murchinda (personal butler), 24 hour power for the lights, plus overheads fans and powerpoints for charging camera batteries. In the main lodge there is an airy living room with lots of books and a dining room where exquisite meals are prepared, as well as a lovely deck and pool to relax by in the hot afternoons.
Activities at Sausage Tree are incredibly varied. You can enjoy boat trips on the river, game drives, guided walks and fishing. A particular highlight is a morning canoe trip down the channel adjacent to the camp, dodging hippo as you go. The camp is situated in the heart of the park and is surrounded by some particularly pretty game loops.