Potato Bush Camp By Green Safaris

Potato Bush Camp By Green Safaris

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5.0
#7 of 12 lodges in Lower Zambezi National Park
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Babysitting
Free 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
Hiking
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Spa
Massage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Landmark view
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Family rooms
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English

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Lower Zambezi National Park 10101 Zambia
Getting there
Royal Airport
12.6 mi
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Jeki Airstrip
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Swisstraveller03 wrote a review Oct 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 restaurant in a major city. But like any place, its the people that make a place and Potato Bush delivers here in every respect. The service was on point, attentive but not intrusive with a personal level of service that made you feel truly special and part of a family. The quality of our guides on the both our safari game drives and fishing trips were extraordinary (a special thanks to Charles and Ally!) - informative, relaxed and made you feel safe at all times!. To Summarize - Potato Bush offers the perfect authentic African safari experience in one of the beautiful and wild stretches of the lower Zambezi, where the camp, its staff, wild life and fishing will simply spoil you! Cannot recommend highly enough! (PS To Jason and all the wonderful staff - thanks for the memories which will last a lifetime! - (J-P Reynard)
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp By Green Safaris
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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Invent Africa wrote a review May 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you to all for making our stay one to be remembered - well appointed rooms over looking the river with private plunge pools . The best food ever in the bush - congratulations to all the chefs . The guides were brilliant at spotting game and finding those tiger fish !!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp By Green Safaris
Responded Sep 30, 2018
Dear sunnySA-7, I know my reply is long overdue but I do appreciate you taking the time to leave such a positive review about your stay with us at Potato Bush Camp. Great to read that you managed to find some of the elusive tiger fish and I hope they gave you a good fight on the line. I will pass on your kind words to our chefs who as you say work hard behind the scenes to turn out delicious meal after delicious meal. We hope to welcome you back to our part of the world in the not too distant future. Regards, Jason and the Potato Bush Camp Team
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DebbieBurton80068 wrote a review Sep 2016
Kabwe, Zambia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I travel often in Southern africa and have had the great fortune to visit many safari lodges over the years.
In our view Potato has the best balance of the many available in Zambia. It's not super insane luxury nor is it miserly and marred by shortcuts and cost saving. It's a tiny camp which immediately gives a sense of intimacy and luxury.
The beds are large and the bedding wonderfully luxurious. The rooms very large and cool and very pleasantly decorated. The bathrooms are great with both a bath and a double shower (so no fighting to be the last one in, when you have that early morning game drive!). The plunge pool on your personal veranda is just fantastic when the weather gets too hot and the large airy verandah is a wonderful spot to watch the elephant raiding the Winterthorn pods or having a bottom rub on the tree just next to the veranda. On both of our visits we have had elephant close enough to see their eyelashes - incredible.
Carol the hostess is warm, personable and as helpful as you could possibly ask for. The guides know their job and are keen to give the guests a great viewing experience as are the fishing guides. Indeed we saw 7 different leopard over the course of 2.5 days, great lions both males and females with their cubs and managed to each catch a decent size tiger too.
The camp staff are friendly and efficient and yay! they still serve tea and coffee at wake up to your room which many camps seem to have stopped in recent years but which I love.
The food is very nicely prepared and served beautifully.
All in all Potato Bush ticks 95% of the boxes for the perfect Safari lodge in our opinion.
My only small gripe would be the guides are not so knowledgeable about their trees/plants, but hey 7 leopard kinda makes up for it!!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Response from Jason M, Owner at Potato Bush Camp By Green Safaris
Responded Oct 2, 2016
Dear DebbieBurton80068, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review about your recent stay with us at Potato Bush Camp. It sounds like you have had the please of visiting many wonderful camps around Zambia and I am thrilled to read that you place us so highly. We are very fortunate to have such a prime location in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park and our guest tents were designed with this in mind to ensure for a very comfortable stay. I have taken on board your comments regards the guides knowledge when it comes to trees/plants but as you say 7 leopard sightings is defiantly enough to end your trip on a high note. I will pass on your kind words to Carol and the rest of the team and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Jason and the Potato Bush Camp Team
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ClintN wrote a review Nov 2014
Kloof, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 4 nights at Potato Bush having returned a week ago and could honestly hop back in a plane a return immediately. The camp has thought of everything and ensure that whatever they do and offer is at its absolute best. The team looking after you become mates as its very exclusive with only 4 rooms. Charles, Faith, Brian and Ryan our guide could not do enough for us and remembered all the little idiosyncrasies of our group . A very memorable experience was lunch on the river on a sand bank where an elephant wandered over and joined in for a photo shoot. The suites are exceptionally spacious and comfortable with the win being the plunge pool. It certainly gets well used in escaping the searing heat. The only draw back for me, if any, would be the water pressure. The double shower does become a challenge when both in use. From a food perspective I was amazed at the array and quality of fresh product on offer and was most impressed with all mealtimes. Getting food there must be a logistical nightmare. Potato Bush gets our vote for Top resort on the Lower Zambezi.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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GarethEv wrote a review Sep 2014
Muscat, Oman
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have recently returned from this camp and had a fantastic time. This was one of four camps we visited in this trip and although all were quite different areas and experiences so I would not select a favourite, all I'd say is that I would be likely to return here if we were to come to this area again and I would not normally do that as I do like to try different places.

For the four days we were there, there was only one other couple at the camp (Jeannine get in touch as I've managed to lose your email!) and it would have been very easy for the camp to try to save money and not put everything on (choices of river trips / walking / jeep safaris, fishing etc) but we felt totally spoilt and everything we could have wanted was laid on, even with several lovely surprise meal locations, including a great birthday meal by the river - loved it.

As for the game, it was very extensive and we saw several incredible scenes like a leopard chasing a baboon up a tree and capturing it, right in front of us - this was not just luck, but was also due to good tracking by the guides.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Galveston57 wrote a review Sep 2014
Phoenix, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 5 nights at Potato Bush Camp and it was fantastic. Everything about this camp just "works". It is small, friendly, and has a casual elegance about it. It was my first time in the Lower Zambezi and it took my breath away - what a beautiful place. I was lucky enough to have Charles as my guide and I will never forget those 5 days of tracking the pride of Lion, watching them sleep, hunt, and finally kill. This is a very special camp, run by great people in a stunning location.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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BennettSafari wrote a review Aug 2014
NSW
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just had 3 nights here and loved it. It is our second trip to the Lower Zambesi because we loved it so much the first time where we stayed at mother camp The Sausage Tree. We were drawn back by the excellent quality of the camp/s and the unique activities. Tiger fishing (released back) and canoeing in the canal with the hippos while elephants cross the river in front of you, crocodiles sunbathe on the banks, buffalos with birds on their back, watch as you pass by ....totally AMAZING. The (night) drives here are also really good. In all there are so many wonderful activities and such beautiful scenery. Both camps are exceptional. We loved the layback style of Potato Bush Camp this time especially as we had our 24 and 27 yr old family members with us. The food, guides, accommodation and activities at both are exceptional. I am already planning our return.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Susan H wrote a review May 2014
Lusaka, Zambia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our third trip to Potato Bush over the last year and it certainly doesn't disappoint.

Accommodating 10 guests, this upmarket camp offers 4 enormous, luxurious tents all en-suite with individual plunge pools. A necessity in the heat! Beds are extremely comfortable with beautifully, soft pillows. A rarity for the bush!! Tents are cleverly positioned so that each tent has a river view and hours can be spent on the porches watching the elephants cavort in the water, the hippos noisily grazing and the crocodiles silently gliding past.

As the camp is situated in the Lower Zambezi National Park, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. Fishing or canoeing during the day and game viewing in the early mornings or evenings. We were lucky enough to see Lion, a Leopard with its kill, a Python (larger than life after it had swallowed an impala!), Kudu, Zebra, Buffalo...the list goes on and on! The bird life is incredible, too - especially in the wetland areas. And during the day we even hooked the odd Tiger!!

Charles, the Camp Manager and his team of staff are truly excellent - incredibly accommodating, always keen to help, cheerful and extremely knowledgeable.

And lastly (but certainly not least) - a mention must be made of the chefs. The food produced each day was nothing short of superb. A real treat!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a destination of choice on the Lower Zambezi.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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catherineb447 wrote a review Mar 2014
Bordeaux, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the camp only for us with our children
The team was efficient and very kind
We had our own leopard everyday for one week , plenty of elephants feeding on pods during our naps , fantastic , the walks were also very interesting
The fishing was also very successful
I really hope we will manage to come again
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Date of stay: September 2013
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elizabeth c wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travelled with my 15 yr old son. Our guide was Henry - we loved Henry :) he worked so hard for us and made the whole experience just wonderful. thank you for your patience with the fishing Henry. How he spotted that leopard with the dead honey. badger we will never know.
The whole team at potato bush were so lovely too - thank you Faith for checking in with us daily.
A highlight of our trip was witnessing 3 male lions rip into a deal gazelle - OMG was I terrified I have never experienced anything like it. Henry added to my trauma by intermittently turning his jeep lights off - yes it was in the middle of the night too. thanks for the nightmares Henry but also thank you so helping us to experience this truly magical place. we will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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morris830 asked a question Jun 2017
Derbyshire, United Kingdom143 contributions59 helpful votes
Can you get laundry done
Answer from Don C
Napa Valley, California161 contributions35 helpful votes
Yes, Laundry is included, as is most anything you ask for. Service is outstanding
Uwe306 asked a question Dec 2015
Santa Ponsa, Spain40 contributions11 helpful votes
Gibt es Probleme mit Tse-tse Fliegen im Camp?
Tony R wrote a tip May 2023
Dublin, Ireland580 contributions256 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wi-fi is slow (very slow). Potato Bush Camp runs a daily laundry service which means that you might not need to bring as many clothes."
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Shilpa k wrote a tip Aug 2019
Bangkok, Thailand37 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family room is lovely for a group"
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Gouriet19 wrote a tip Jul 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tent 4 is the only 2 room family tent"
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darq1 wrote a tip Jan 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"there are only 4 chalets, one of which has two bedrooms en suite. they all face the river and are in close proximity to each other."
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Don C wrote a tip Dec 2016
Napa Valley, California161 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Family room was great for our group, but all rooms have private plunge pools and overlook the river."
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LOCATION
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4
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