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Green-Ovation: New, Improved, & Incoming

Robyn Simpson | June 20, 2024

Take a look at what’s new, what’s been updated, and what’s incoming at a few of our properties:

Lower Zambezi

Our Lower Zambezi properties continue to dazzle in one of Zambia’s most unique ecosystems, celebrated for its diverse pockets of woodland, grassland and river—magnets for incredible sightings. 

“In a 24-hour window, we saw two leopards on a fresh baboon kill, a mighty elephant balancing on his hind legs, trunk outstretched to reach a leafy snack, and a mating pair of lions who gave us plenty to gawk at,” one Sausage Tree guest recently wrote to us. “That’s not to mention a bush dinner accompanied by the guttural roars of those lions, hippo life like no other, and birds, birds and more brilliant birds…”

Image by Aleta Freer

In the heart of it all, and overlooking the life-filled Zambezi River, our spirit of innovation has been in full swing at Sausage Tree Camp and Potato Bush Camp, where a whole lot of new awaits and is incoming. 

Sausage Tree’s additions of a new bar and gym are ready for you to enjoy! The gym, stocked with everything you need to get a good sweat on, is—we must admit—beautiful. In Sausage Tree style, it overlooks the Zambezi River. Offset is a large pool that looks as if it melts into the river itself. 

Our new bar is a feature! We’ve built it around the trunk of a winter thorn acacia tree because the tree was there first! At dusk, warm downlighting sets the scene for a magical “clink” of classes with the river and grasslands beyond in full view. 

Renovations at Potato Bush Camp are well underway, too! Look forward to a complete revamp of our main area, which will feature a stunning new fire pit, positioned on the very edge of our deck to make you feel as if you’re floating above the river. 

South Luangwa

Casting our eyes towards Shawa Luangwa Camp in South Luangwa, we’ve shifted the main area layout by moving our ablution facilities to create more space from which to enjoy the vast view of the Luangwa River and its residents. Yes, our neighbours are hippos and crocs, and elephants love paying us visits to drink from their bar (known to us as our plunge pool). Our team are conducting further site inspections this week as we focus on adding some extra love to our main area as well. 

All the action at Shawa seems to be wild dog- and big cat-approved! One of our brilliant Shawa guides, Jackson (AKA Jack Sparrow), recently sent through some shots of a healthy pack and a leopard near camp.

Kafue NP

Last but not least, our Kafue gem, Ila Safari Lodge, is not through with all things new just yet. Following our reopening earlier this year and the unveiling of our talk-of-the-town Infinity Boma and Ila Safari House, we’re introducing another boat for you to cruise the Kafue River. 

The Kafue River by boat is a spectacular way to see wildlife from a different perspective. Elephants frequent the banks directly opposite our lodge, meaning you can keep an eye out for action from the infinity pool, your luxury tent, or the boma. 

“We spied a herd of elephants bathing across the river from Ila, so we hopped in a boat to get a closer look. A cheeky youngster took on a hippo while the others took mud baths. It was spectacular, and the Ila team were right there to get us closer,” said one recent Ila guest. 

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