The Safari of a Lifetime
Potato Bush Camp lies adjacent to it's sister camp, the world-renowned Sausage Tree Camp. With a stunning panoramic view overlooking the Zambezi River and escarpment, this site is nestled under Mahogany, Sausage, Winter Thorn and Acacia Tortillas Trees, which provide excellent shade. Potato Bush Camp is comprised of three well-appointed Canvas and Rosewood Safari Tents and also a 2-bedroom Family Tent (similar to the very popular Kigelia House at Sausage Tree Camp).
To complement the accommodation there is an open plan dining, bar and lounge area, which is accessed by all four Tents by way of raised timber boardwalks. This also enables the camp to stay open from the 1st of April through to early January, when the heavy rains really start. The camp hugely benefits from the nearby strong foundations, infrastructure and service levels that have been built up over the past 17 years by Sausage Tree Camp.
We look forward with continued pride and enthusiasm to welcoming you, as our guest, to Potato Bush Camp this coming season.
Around the Camp
Potato Bush Camp sets high standards in the new era for small exclusive luxury tented safari camps! This African contemporary design perfectly balances the raw structural integrity and natural beauty of solid Zambian Rosewood and dramatically compliments the use of traditional canvas.
The entire camp is linked with raised timber walkways, making it slightly more safer than walking on the ground and also aids in extending the operating season in the Lower Zambezi National Park through to early January every year.
The "Boma" can comfortably dine 12 guests and there is a well stocked bar and two comfortable lounge areas for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning views over the mighty Zambezi River. The camp fire is well positioned under the stars, right on the edge of the river bank and is the only place one actually touches the ground.
Family House (2 bedrooms)
The Two-bedroom Family House is a massive 21m wide perfectly designed "safari tent". This offers a huge central living area, dining and balcony area which divides the two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms with twin showers, twin basins and large four-claw bath tubs (with a view). To accompany the architectural grandeur of this luxury tent, it also offers a large plunge pool, fully stocked bar and fridge, private dining table and furniture that complements both the style of the tent and the surrounding environment. Perfect for any family or party of 4 adults. Extra beds can be added in any of the rooms. All beds are covered with large walk around four-poster mozi nets and each fitted with a fan. 24-hour electricity is supplied to all rooms for charging batteries, cameras, computers etc...
Safari Tents (3 rooms)
The three Luxury Safari Tents are extremely spacious and have en-suite bathrooms with twin showers, twin basins and a full size four-claw bath tub. Large folding doors lead onto the large balcony which hosts a 2-person hammock and a private plunge pool, with well-appointed furniture to complement the ambience and architecture of the safari tents. Two of the Luxury Safari Tents are furnished with king-size beds while the 3rd Safari Tent is a twin. All beds are covered with large walk around four-poster mozi nets and each fitted with a fan. 24-hour electricity is supplied to all rooms for charging batteries, cameras, computers etc...
Owner (Managing Director) Jason Mott left Australia and his business degree in 1996 on a one year around-the-world trip. While surfing the coast of South Africa, Jason was asked to help build a new safari camp in Zambia - Sausage Tree Camp (STC). During the course of building the camp, Jason fell in love with the beauty and game of the area. He stayed and became a qualified guide and then manager, finally achieving his dream of making Sausage Tree his own in 2000. With increased market demand, pressure on STC and the need for extra beds, Potato Bush Camp was designed, built and finally opened by Jason in August 2012. Based in Lusaka with his family, Jason regularly visits both of his camps to ensure the highest standards and guest satisfaction are achieved.
Camp Manager Charles Chanetsa comes from a village close to the Lower Zambezi National Park and has been working at Sausage Tree Camp since the earliest days. His anecdotal stories of the river, the valley, its people and the relationships between them are inspirational. A drive or canoeing trip with Charles will open your eyes to the small, interesting details the bush has to offer. He truly is a naturalist and the perfect host.