Sausage Tree Camp

Reviews of Sausage Tree Camp

Excellent(97%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 of our travellers who have visited Sausage Tree Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Another excellent stay

This is our fourth stay there, and everything was up to the usual standard.

Slight disappointment that the Chifungulu channel was closed for canoeing, but that's down to low water levels and nothing the camp could do.

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Mr. B - Singapore
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Sausage Tree Camp review

Personal and private service is impeccable. I felt so well taken care off. Guests have great flexibility and variety when it comes to activities and their timings. You can go on game drives, including late afternoon well into darkness, canoe, go tiger fishing (catch&release), walk, do a sunset cruise or just laze in the infinity pool. I became a residential hippo staying their every day during lunch time enjoying a tasty meal with a local Mosi beer overseeing the Zambezi. So bring your swimwear! Special thanks to Chris and Henry. Big thank you to the whole team. Awesome camp.

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Mr F - New York
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great

Everything was great

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Mr M. from Budapest
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing three days at Sausage Tree Camp

We had a truly amazing time at Sausage tree camp and I can only warmly recommend. We visited in mid-July and the natural beauty was absolutely stunning. Just three highlights: we had elephants cross the river very close to the camp; we saw lions on three separate occasions during the game drives; and we came incredibly close to hippos and birds (white-fronted bee eaters) during a canoe ride down the river.

The lodge itself is very luxurious (the bathrooms!) and offers an exceptional level of service, yet still feels like a family setting. The lodge manager has been a guide for many years and the lodge owner also spent a few days at the lodge during our stay.

Activities (game drives, walking safaris, canoe rides, motor boar rides) are offered twice a day and during your stay you have a personal guide who organizes these only for your party. If you are participating in both daily activities then stay of three days is sufficient to see most things.

The whole trip was seamlessly organized by ExpertAfrica. Many thanks again!

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Mr & Mrs C. from Chicago
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Extraordinary. Sublime. Perfect.

Everything about our stay at Sausage Tree was extraordinary. The facilities – both the rooms and the main lodge – are exquisite, with a particular attention to detail of finishings and accessories that give it a truly special feel.

The setting is beyond words, situated on the banks of the Zambezi with hippos in the river, elephants wading through, vervet monkeys in the camp, and opportunities to see a huge variety of animals without even going anywhere. There are lots of activities – day and evening game drives, power boat and canoe trips, fishing and walking safaris.

The guides are knowledgable and the entire staff are extraordinarily friendly. The food was great. The staff also surprised us with meals in different locations and other things that made it a once-in-a-lifetime, remarkable experience.

If I could give it 8 stars, I would still not think that was enough.

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Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 6 nights
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A very well run camp

Sausage Tree is a very professionally run camp. Knowledgable guides, and attentive staff. The owner, Jason, has made a few changes since out last visit two years ago, all for the good so far as I can tell.

The guaranteed private guiding (i.e. just you and your guide in each vehicle) is new, and works well (of course, you need to decide if that is what you want).

One suggestion to the camp. There are a number of places which have fairly steep concrete steps: from the main area of each tent to the bathroom, and around the main communal area. For guests who are a little unsteady on their feet, like me, simple hand rails would improve safety and security.

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R & C from Aylesbury
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 5 nights
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A bit of luxury to end the hoiday

Much the most 'luxurious' camp that we stayed at in a great location. It lacked the intimacy of smaller camps but the facilities were very good – lovely, spacious rooms but with some steps in our bathroom that were a bit difficult to negotiate. Very good service from all the staff (the personal 'butler' idea is very nice but not quite our style, but we did appreciate our room decorations!) although at times the camp felt somewhat over-staffed. Food was very good; we had one lunch on a sandbank in the river and a dinner in the bush – both very enjoyable.

We had our own guide (Hastings) for all activities - he's a pleasant and very competent guide. Knows his birds.

The range of activities was very good. However, the walk we did was disappointing with a rather casual scout in an uninteresting area: not really worth doing. (There is too much vegetation here for safe walking anywhere interesting, and it was our impression that the many elephants were somewhat more aggressive (and bigger!) than those in South Luangua.)

Drives started around 7.30am which we thought was a bit late, but if anyone wanted to go earlier they were accommodated.

Trips on the river were interesting and very relaxing, and canoeing up a backwater with crocs and many hippos was good, if a bit scary. Night drives were memorable, mainly through close encounters with hunting lions and stroppy elephants. We didn’t try the fishing which seems to be seasonal.

(Note that Potato Bush and Sausage Tree are effectively the same camp, sharing staff, equipment and catering).

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Mr and Mrs F - Devon
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sausage Tree Camp review

Probably the best overall experience . This may have been compromised if the camp had been busier.

Probably the most expensive ( ?).

The guarantee of a private guide avoided any conflict with other guests interests (eg avid Twitchers ).

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Dr & Mrs W, Sussex
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 11 nights
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Sausage Tree Camp

We were lucky enough to spend 11 nights at Sausage Tree Camp and, by now, so gripped by Zambia's spell that, when the time came, we did not want to leave! Nicci and Alan were superb hosts, so too Carol and all the guides - Kyle, Charles, Ryan... Great good humour prevailed amongst all in camp, guests and staff alike, with lots of smiles and laughs. Tabs, our muchinda, looked after us so well, taking great care over our tent, our laundry, early morning coffee and creating lovely decorations.

We were treated to a bush breakfast, a feet-cooling river buffet lunch and a delicious bush dinner. We chose not to do the canoeing but thoroughly enjoyed 3 fishing trips, when Alan still found time to position the boat for osprey photos!

There is a large swimming pool for cooling off during the heat of early afternoon and a room fan can also act as hairdryer, although the heat will quickly dry anything. Again there was a blanket for early morning chills and bean bags for stabilising the camera.

Sausage Tree provides all guests with private guiding and we considered ourselves so lucky to go with Alan, himself an ethical man and very keen photographer with a growing repertoire of great shots. His knowledge, experience, tracking, hard work and enthusiasm led to some very exciting and varied game viewing. His instincts for this or that animal's behaviour assisted anticipation to capture the best moments. We can't wait to go back!

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Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Sausage Tree Camp review

Good relaxing stay in a very well managed camp. Variety of activities welcome, and the closeness of the river a definite plus in hot September weather.

Having expressed an interest in birding, we were allocated a guide (Prisley) with excellent birding skills.

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