Potato Bush Camp is undoubtedly the best value-for-experience safari destination in the Lower Zambezi. The camp comprises only three suites and one family house, and all rooms are connected via raised walkways, making this an ideal safari lodge to book exclusively. We also guarantee private guiding on land and water and free transfer flights with every four-night stay.
Our highly trained team, spacious tent rooms with private plunge pools, and seemingly endless list of activities make this riverfront camp a favourite for family safari holidays. Yet this local favourite keeps much of its original bush feel, which is elevated by the wildlife that wanders freely through the camp.
Our three luxurious safari tents and one extensive family House are light, spacious, and designed to maximise their Zambezi River views. They also each come with their own plunge pool and outdoor lounge space.
Potato Bush Camp is open from 1 April to 30 November 2023, weather depending.
My 16-year-old son and I were blown away by our experience at Potato Bush Camp. We loved every moment of it. It truly felt as a home away from home. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. A memory to be cherished always. We miss our Potato Bush Camp family!
- Ciara D
Potato Bush Camp is remote, with only wildlife as our neighbours. However, Green Safaris remains dedicated to our core sustainability goals. Over the next few years we are committed to increasing our positive impact in the area.
Stay up to date about developments happening within our community and conservation projects as well as new offerings and specials at our properties.
Meet some of the people of Simonga village, found just outside Livingstone, while on a locally guided tour, from which funds are directed back into community development here.
Visit this farm that is run jointly by the Tongabezi team and Mukuni community to promote food sustainability by supporting residents to grow their own gardens.
Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to conservation. Their four major programmes all align with the core focuses at the Green Safaris Conservation Foundation: Wildlife Protection, Environmental Education, Community Empowerment, and Reintroduction and Research. Guests at Potato Bush Camp are invited to experience the vital work that they are doing in one of the last remaining wildernesses in Africa.
Learn about how the Tongabezi team is championing healthy environments and small-scale farming in neighbouring communities by planting indigenous trees, including fruit-bearing species.
Potato Bush Camp is located in one of the most unforgettable wildlife destinations in the world, and our guests can experience it in total privacy with their very own guide, vehicle, boat, or walking safari experience.
Game drives are a brilliant way to experience a variety of wildlife, as you can cover more ground and relax in the comfort of our vehicles. This enables those unforgettable ‘up close and personal’ wildlife viewings, but be assured that our expert guides are there to ensure that ‘up close’ never becomes ‘too close’.
Forget New York, wild spaces in Africa are the true ‘cities that never sleep’. Life doesn’t stop in the Lower Zambezi when the sun sets, and some of the most exciting wildlife viewing is done after dark. After all, this is when nocturnal predators like leopards, civets, and big-eared genets come out to play.
EWalking safaris are a wonderful way to learn about the smaller creatures in the Lower Zambezi National Park, and to slow down to the rhythm of the trees as you learn about flora and fauna and how to read the different tracks and signs of the bush. Walking safaris were originally pioneered in Zambia, and our professional walking guides have years of experience, so you are in the right place and with the right people to immerse yourself in one of Africa’s last remaining wildernesses.
The minimum walking age is 15.
The Lower Zambezi is made up of many winding channels and soft islands, making for a spectacular canoeing experience and some unbeatable wildlife viewing. Follow our highly qualified guide with the Zambezi current and spot wildlife from below rather than above for once. Canoeing trip lengths can vary depending on your preference, from one hour to seven hours (with a stop for lunch, of course!).
The minimum age for canoeing is 15.
Until the Zambezi River is explored by boat, it is impossible to truly appreciate the immense hippopotamus pods and crocodile populations. Many lucky guests have even witnessed elephant crossings, as the herds make their way from Mana Pools to the Lower Zambezi National Park. River cruises are also one of the most relaxed ways to experience a safari in Zambia, with floating sundowners making the perfect end to a busy day.
There are approximately 500 species of birds in the Lower Zambezi National Park, from waders on the shores of the Zambezi River to wattle eyes in the Miombo woodland. Whether you enjoy waking up to the booming call of the impressive ground hornbill or watching the flittering of tiny redbilled firefinches, Potato Bush Camp and the Lower Zambezi has something to offer the novice and experienced bird watcher alike.
The Zambezi River is host to some of the most spectacular freshwater sport fishing in the world, and Potato Bush Camp offers both spinning and fly fishing, both strictly “catch and release”. The most sporting and certainly the most fun fish to catch in the Zambezi is the famous tigerfish, a relative on the infamous piranha. Fishing is successful all year around, but September - December is definitely the best time.
*Please be aware: one fishing day is included and free, but thereafter a $40/day angling license needs to be purchased by the client in camp (cash or card).
Bush picnics are a favourite experience with our guests, and our team know the best spots to relax between wildlife sightings. Let us bring an incredible feast along on your game drive or canoe trip, whilst you focus on immersing yourself in the Lower Zambezi. For special occasions, we can even arrange a three-course dinner by moonlight on an island.
As far as destination dining goes… it doesn’t get more magical than having lunch with your feet in the mighty Zambezi River. Our sandbank lunch locations are handpicked by our team and change depending on the season and the height of the river.