The entire camp is linked with raised timber walkways, making it slightly more safer than walking on the ground and also aids in extending the operating season in the Lower Zambezi National Park through to early January every year.
To complement the accommodation there is an open plan dining, bar and lounge area, which is accessed by all four tents by way of raised timber boardwalks. This also enables the camp to stay open from the 1st of April through to early January, when the heavy rains really start.
The “Boma” can comfortably dine 12 guests and there is a well stocked bar and two comfortable lounge areas for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning views over the mighty Zambezi River. The camp fire is well positioned under the stars, right on the edge of the river bank and is the only place one actually touches the ground.
Night drives are the perfect way to experience the nocturnal animals, including the elusive leopard, genet, civet, porcupine and giant eagle owl. The big cats tend to be more active at night and you may find yourself following lions on the hunt. Other common sightings include honey badger, African wild cat and even the occassional sighting of the very rare pangolin.
Led by highly qualified canoe guides, explore the banks of the river, where game can be seen from a totally different perspective. Canoe trips vary in length from one to seven hours however a one-hour canoe trip is a great prelude to an evening game drive.
No experience or particular strength is required – it is an effortless drift, as the flow of the Zambezi pushes the canoes downstream. This is a time to relax, listen to the sounds of the huge variety of bird-life and admire their sheer beauty.
Potato Bush Camp operates scenic boat trips using 6 metre aluminum river cruisers. Designed for river systems, they are the perfect boat for the Zambezi River as sandbanks make navigation on the water very difficult.
Spinning for Tigerfish
The following is a guideline as to what to bring:
The tackle and technique for Tigerfish has been described as very similar to that of “Bone-fishing”.