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#8 of 19 Specialty lodging in Lower Zambezi National Park
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4.9
Value
4.8
Lying adjacent to its sister camp, Sausage Tree Camp, Potato Bush Camp is a family-friendly camp offering spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Zambezi River in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Accomodating up to ten guests in three luxury Safari Tents and a two-bedroom Family Tent, each serviced by a personal butler and carefully positioned to maximise the river views. Private guiding offers a variety of activities including day/night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, fishing and boat cruises.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
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Umbrella
Laundry service
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Dining area
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Minibar
Walk-in shower
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Seating area
Separate dining area
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Alastair S wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom27 contributions24 helpful votes
Our five night safari camp adventure exceeded all expectations. The location of the camp is even better than it seems from their websites. With animals literally (safely!) on your doorstep; hippos, crocs, elephants, monkeys, ... The guides and the camp team really make the holiday and the memories. The food, drink and all the activities are all inclusive, which makes the holiday surprisingly good value for money. Not only do you see a huge variety of animals and birds, the river gives the holiday an extra dimension; river cruises at sunset, fishing, and canoeing. There are wonderful surprises arranged which you’ll have to go and see for yourself...
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Jbuslpag wrote a review Jul 2019
Miami Beach, Florida1 contribution
Amazing experience at Potato Bush — camp rooms, common facilities, meals, service and game viewing all outstanding! Staff is super kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. The canoe safari is a special, unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Gouriet19 wrote a review Jul 2019
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We have just spent an amazing 3 nights the the Potato Bush Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park. It is situated next to the (posher) Sausage Tree Camp and they share the same kitchen and some staff. It is a smaller and more African style camp but we loved it all the more for that. We were a family of 4 (with 2 teenagers). We stayed in the only Family Tent - tent 4 - which has 2 lovely rooms, each with an ensuite bath and shower, and an open communal lounge and terrace with a plunge pool. It is an open camp so wildlife can and does wander through and yes there are bugs! On our first afternoon we found no less than 5 lions sleeping under the trees within metres of our rooms! On another day elephants gracefully wandered right past the plunge pool. It was simply
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Date of stay: July 2019
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agilly268 wrote a review Jul 2019
Perth, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
What a magical part of the Lower Zambezi. Utterly spoilt from the moment of arrival to the moment I sadly left. Couldn't wish for anything more from the service to private guiding, dining and activities on offer. Potato Bush Camp exceeded my expectations.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Hi agilly268, My response to your review I am afraid is long overdue but I do thank you for taking the time to share your memories and I am very happy that your expectations were exceeded while you were with us. We hope to see you back soon, Regards, The entire Potato Bush Camp Team
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Polly Hudson wrote a review May 2019
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Potato Bush Camp is simply outstanding - it is one of those rare unique experiences in your life that seems almost too special to want to share the secret. The authentic African accommodation, service, great food, canoeing, fishing and safaris(were we saw four of the big 5 plus much much more) and surprise experiences are all fabulous. But it is the amazing guides and hosts, James, Kim and Ali that made our visit here out of this world. Their skills, knowledge, passion for the Lower Zambezi and their absolute commitment to the welfare of the animals took this holiday to a whole new level. It was undoubtedly the experience of a lifetime - for our New Zealand family, the best three days ever.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Hi Polly, My response to your review I am afraid is long overdue but I do thank you for taking the time to share your memories and high praise of your time with us at Potato Bush Camp in the amazing Lower Zambezi National Park. I hope that you look back often on your time in Africa and that you have plans to return one day soon! Regards, The entire Potato Bush Camp Team
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robertS3642HB wrote a review Oct 2018
Worcestershire, United Kingdom7 contributions
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Rooms were immaculate and clean.Staff and level of service were impeccable. Food was amazing considering cooking undertaken with minimal facilities. Good selection of drinks available anytime. Location of camp could not be better. Just amazing views across the river. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, always willing and smiling. Thank you Wilson, Edward, Mones and Richard. Fishing was our priority and caught more Tiger than we thougt possible. 17lbs was the biggest amongst the 5 of us and everyone caught several Tiger weighing double digits. Special thanks to our guides Ali and Charles who worked tirelessly to find the best fishing spots. Game viewing drive was wonderful with guides who could spot wildlife that seemd invisible to us. So many fond memories, too many to
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp
Responded Jan 14, 2020
My response to your review I am afraid is long overdue but we do thank you for taking the time to share your memories and high praise of your time with us at Potato Bush Camp. We hope to have you visit with us again in the not too distant future! Regards, The entire Potato Bush Camp Team
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Rob G wrote a review Oct 2018
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I am a local Zambian and recently visited Potato Bush with a group of overseas friends. I have visited the camp a number of times with my family and felt it long over due to sit down and write my thoughts. During my life in Africa I have visited a number of places and to me there is know better place to be than Potato Bush or Sausage Tree.The location of the camps on the Zambezi river are hard to beat being set in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The rooms are extremely spacious and luxurious, laundry is done daily and it will be hard to find a camp with staff so friendly and so experienced in their jobs. The food is five star and during our trip our guides Charles and Ali took amazing care of us. Whether we were fishing or on a game drive they were both very experienced and
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Hi Rob, My response to your review I am afraid is long overdue but I do thank you for taking the time to share your memories and high praise of your time with us at Potato Bush Camp. We look forward of course to welcoming you back soon, Regards, The entire Potato Bush Camp Team
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Swisstraveller03 wrote a review Oct 2018
8 contributions12 helpful votes
This was my 2nd trip to Potato Bush Camp following my first trip in October 2016 when we came with my wife and 2 young daughters (3 and 5 at the time). This year was a 'boys' fishing trip where we spent 5 days combining fishing and game drives. I was blown away by our first experience back in 2016 and the trip this October simply served to confirm the quality and high standards of this camp in every respect. Potato Bush strikes a perfect balance, authentic rustic African safari and high end simplistic luxury. Spacious accommodation with own private plunge pool, an intimate dining and bar area with a great camp side fire area giving that authentic sense of being in the African Bush. The quality and variety of the food was simply exquisite and would challenge any high end
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Responded Jan 14, 2020
Hi J-P, My response to your review I am afraid is long overdue but I do thank you for taking the time to share your memories and high praise of your time with us at Potato Bush Camp. We hope that a 3rd trip might be on the cards soon?! Regards, The entire Potato Bush Camp Team
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Iain R wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
I visited Potato Bush with a group of friends for Tiger fishing and game drives. Our group had a spectacular time. The "camp" is beautifully designed as a series of raised tentlike cabins that have just the right mix of 5 star hotel luxury teamed with an authentic safari tent feel. The cabins face out onto the river with the wildlife at your fingertips (quite literally). The service and the team there (bar none) were charming, efficient, relaxed and attentive. The guides were highly experienced and very gracious hosts. The guides were as home on the water as on the drives. The lodge's own speedboats (and that of the sister facility (sausage tree)) are practically the only boats on the river. Being situated in a restricted access national park is as close to a private safari as I
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Jason M, Manager at Potato Bush Camp
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you for your great review. We are happy to read your comments on the high experience of our guides and gracious hosts - we are very proud of our entire team and all the hard work they put in to make every guest feel at home! We hope to welcome you back to the Lower Zambezi in the not too distant future - until then very warm regards from the entire Potato Bush Camp Team.
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moominmama72 wrote a review Aug 2018
Felixstowe, United Kingdom22 contributions25 helpful votes
First trip to Africa and Wow did Potato Bush give the best of arrivals into the bush. Ali, our guide met us at Jeki and drove us to the river for a boat ride to our first camp of our trip. Baboons, Impala, Hippos and so many beautiful birds came out to meet us . The staff at camp were the warmest people I have met . Manager Charles , Guide Ali, our Muchinda (Butler) Richard and Bar man extrordinaire Steven made this stay the best that I have experienced anywhere. You get to chose what activity you do and when - after advice and a chat with your guide - and this made for some wonderful personal experiences. The accomodations were pure beauty and comfort and the view from your veranda or splash pool were amazing. Food - I have no idea how Potato Bush and sister camp Sausage
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp
Responded Sep 30, 2018
Dear moominmama72, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review about your stay with us at Potato Bush Camp. I am so happy that the camp, staff, activities and special surprises made your 1st trip to Africa so memorable and that the Lower Zambezi lived up to expectations. It sure sounds like you managed to get out and about and experience all that it has to offer. I will pass on your kind words to Charles, Ali, Steven, Richard and the team and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Jason and the Potato Bush Camp Team
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PRICE RANGE
$980 - $2,773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ZambiaLusaka ProvinceLower Zambezi National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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