The Sasabonsam is similar to that of the asasabonsam, except it does not have hook feet. The African Sasabonsam appears human but has many features of bats. They have short stubby arms and wings. Some legends say that the African creature had a wingspan of about 20 feet.
The creature had emaciated bodies and twisted feet. Some legends claim they have claws and horns, as well.
The Sasabonsam caught their prey similar to the asasabonsam, hanging from trees, catching their prey, and eating the victim alive with their iron teeth.