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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Potato Bush Camp

  • Located in the perfect game rich and stunningly diverse habitat of Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Spectacular panoramic view overlooking the Zambezi River
  • Camps are deep inside the wilderness of Zambezi National Park

Facilities include

Plunge pool Bar/Lounge Large walk around four-poster mozi nets

Activities include

  • Fishing
  • Boat trips
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safari
  • Scenic canoeing
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Seasons in Zambia

Peak Mid Low
About

About Potato Bush Camp

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 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.

It 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 compliment 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, making it slightly 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.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Potato Bush Camp is situated on the banks of Zambezi River in the middle of Zambezi National Park. This site is nestled under Mahogany, Sausage, Winter Thorn and Acacia Tortillas Trees, which provide excellent shade.

How to get there

Proflight & RwandAir have scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Luaska / return. These fly every day except Sunday and are the perfect inbound flights for visitors as they are synchronised to enable Proflight Zambia’s passengers to seamlessly connect to and from its network.

When to go

April and May - most of the rain has faded away, leaving a landscape that is green and lush, with clear skies and pleasantly mild temperatures.

June, July and August - the nights are generally much cooler, but the days are clear and warm. Make sure you bring warm clothes to wrap up in the early mornings and evenings, as some nights get very cold.

September and October - the temperatures climb and it can get very hot in October. However, the game viewing is spectacular as the animals concentrate around the limited water sources and along the river.

November is variable, it can be hot and dry like October, or, you may be lucky enough to experience the first spectacular storms of the season.

Important Information

The Zambian Kwacha is the local currency. The US dollar is the most commonly accepted foreign currency within Zambia. Credit cards are readily accepted within Lusaka and Livingstone. However, outside these areas it is best to use cash and/or travellers cheques.

Zambia is regarded as a malarial area and therefore proper prevention, by way of malaria prophylaxis is recommended. There are many different strains of Malaria requiring specific drugs. Please consult your doctor for the right prophylactic (anti Malarial) drugs. You may also require proof of Yellow Fever and other vaccinations, so please make sure these are up to date - consult your travel agent for details. Guest safety is a priority at Potato Bush Camp. All guides have advanced first aid training and the camp has a full medical kit on hand.

Children

Travelling with children

Minimum age of 8 years

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