Sausage Tree Camp

Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of euro chic in Africa. With incredible newly built modern tents all open to the river during the day (and closed at night) you will have excellent views of your surroundings. One of the best features here is the guarantee of a private vehicle and guide for your stay which allows you to control your activities and timings, from game drives and walks to canoeing and fishing there is plenty to do here if you want to leave the comfort of the camp!

Why we love Sausage Tree Camp!

It’s effortlessly all-consuming. Our rubber had barely touched the airstrip, before we had a cold drink in hand, a sighting in our eyes, and the voice of our guide Ryan in our ears. Your private guide is assigned exclusively to you at Sausage Tree Camp as the first person to welcome you, the last to say goodbye and your knowledgeable guardian for all excursions.  This exclusive hidden gem is worth every penny for the next level rooms with private pools looking over the Zambezi, wildlife on tap, phenomenal food, and top of the range transportation. For an unforgettable, bespoke experience, with the best of the best in undiscovered Zambia…. This Is It.

– Last visited by Toby Webber – Director – May 2019 –

Location, location, location! Wow has Sausage tree got that right? Love the pool overlooking the river, the stunning sunset view and the upscale deck… the barman Mike adds charm and charisma to the vibe (Legend and not a bad name either)!! The new rooms (or villas) are on a new level and totally the best the valley has seen yet. Food was exceptional. Boats and vehicles well maintained a great job on the refurb!

– Last visited by Mike Varndell – Managing Founder – Nov 2018 –

Experience Rating

Experience Ratings Explained

The star ratings are based on a variety of different criteria.

Namely it is a comparative aspect against the other lodges in this country and/or area. We like to think of this rating as a mix of the accommodation (please do remember just because the rating is lower doesn’t mean it is a bad lodge more that it maybe more of a rustic nature), guiding and wildlife in the area, food, safety and general vibe.

The lower ratings tend to either be due to being a rustic lodge or being in e.g a busy area of the park. This should be used as a general guide but please do contact us for more detail or check out the reasons why we love these lodges.

Fast Facts


Lower Zambezi National Park


7 Luxury Suites and Kigelia House

Prices starting from

$935 (pppn)

Great for

Perfect sunset views from the swimming pool

Children welcome

Yes. 8+


April – November

Ideal length of stay

3 nights




Yes (but can be temperamental)

Lodge Key Features

Luxury accommodation

The rooms have lavish attention to detail. Despite being a ‘tent’ you feel as though you are in the most modern of places with huge comfy beds, teak furnishings, leather armchairs, huge sunbeds, plunge pools and semi open-air bathrooms so you can shower under the stars. This is one of the few places you may choose to skip an activity to spend some time in your room-not that that will stop you seeing the wildlife. With river views, you can still get your binos out to see a huge array of animals and birds from your own bedroom.

Swimming pool

The swimming pool here is HUGE it is one of the few at a lodge where you can actually do laps in the pool (should you wish to exercise on holiday!). With views over the river you can regularly watch as elephants come to drink and play in the water, hippos wallowing, crocodiles basking and numerous plains game as they come to visit-not to mention the prolific bird life.

Friendly staff

The staff here are exceptionally friendly and welcoming, from the ever present bartender to your warm waiters. They go out of their way to make the experience a special one setting up special locations for dinner, suggesting books from the library and bringing cold beers to the huge swimming pool.

Client Reviews

  • Wonderful camp with spectacular views over the river

    We had absolutely fabulous 4 days at Sausage Tree Camp. Our private guide, Collins, showed us all the beautiful spots and secrets of the Park and he knew where to find the most interesting animals. The Camp managers, Ruth and Simon, were great hosts and did everything to make our stay perfect. Food was amazing too, we also had a lunch on an island in the river and an evening braai in the bush with elephants watching us. Sundowners (Gin Tonics) on the river were a wonderful ceremony and the sunsets are otherworldly.

  • You’ll never want to leave!!!!!

    The problem with this place is that you will never want to leave. My partner and I left a few days ago and we are already planning our next trip. We booked direct and arranged our own flights via Expedia from Lusaka to Jeki airstrip in the Lower Zambezi Valley. All we had to do is tell Sausage Tree what time we were arriving and everything else was sorted by them. We arrived on the morning flight and were met buy our guide ( who was assigned to us for the duration of our stay ). Nevers ( his real name ) greeted us with a lovely smile and a thermos drinking flask with ice cold water which was just what the doctor ordered in the heat of the Zambian sun.

  • Views & Safaris

    This luxury Lodge is beautifully located on the river edge guaranteeing sensational views from the main area and from the privacy of each suite. Various exciting activities entertain your stay and this is the perfect destination for adrenalin game-sights & birding. In between safaris, you can relax and refresh in your private plunge pool.


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