Sausage Tree camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Accommodation is in six luxurious white Bedouin-style tents, discreetly positioned along the riverbank. Local materials are utilized to create a minimalist style, using teak furniture (including the four-poster bed), contrasts with the pure white fabrics and flowing white mosquito nets. Nearly hidden from one another, and shaded by mature Sausage and Mahogany trees, the tents are cool and private sanctuaries. The tents all have private open-air en-suite facilities (the honeymoon tent has a bath as well as shower), and the loo has a view…. Each tent also has a personal butler.
Meals at Sausage Tree are something to look forward to…. Breakfast is available at any time, and fits in with guest activities. Generally served buffet style, a cooked breakfast is also available. Lunch is served at midday, and is buffet, with hot and cold dishes. Dinner is generally hosted, but private dining can be arranged. It is a sumptuous affair, enjoyed in an open style tent, or under the stars.
Activities are varied: there is canoeing, with an expert guide. A unique way of viewing game, as you look up at elephant, and antelope, whilst gliding along. The trips vary in length from one to seven hours, and no prior experience is necessary. A full day trip to neighbouring Old Mondoro Camp is also available. Game drives are also an excellent option, allowing you to see a good variety of game, often quite close up. You can also go out on a night drive, which is wonderful way to learn about the nocturnally active creatures.
You might also want to try a walking safari – an excellent way to get to know the bush, and to seem some of the smaller, yet interesting, animals. There is also a relaxing boat cruise, where there is the chance to see hippo and crocodile, and a sun downer in the middle of the Zambezi is a must!
Many guests enjoy some fishing in the Park (strictly catch and release), and the River is home to some excellent species – such as the renowned tigerfish, vundu (very large catfish-like), and the banded tilapia. You might also wish to try your hand at fly-fishing.