Puku Ridge

The “new” Puku Ridge, located well inside the incredible South Luangwa National Park, is a collaboration between its new owners, Chichele Safaris, and the Cumings Family of Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro.

Its position is spectacular and secluded, overlooking a wildlife-rich floodplain and waterhole, where there’s seemingly always something to see, on one of the South Luangwa National Park’s prime sites.

It is being completely rebuilt with a lighter footprint

This well-known and much loved camp’s facilities, service and guiding are being upgraded to the highest of standards that the Cumings Family’s own Lower Zambezi safari camps have become renowned. Unique in design but traditional in outlook, it is being completely rebuilt with a lighter footprint and blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings.

Elements from the Luangwa bush camps of old have been combined with traditional village life and authentic, local art works complement crucial creature comforts making for one of the most appealing and welcome safari camp launches for many years.

Previous guests of the old Puku Ridge will feel that everything has changed, but nothing has changed, as many special touches from the past have been retained.

The view from this special place is absolutely sensational, right across a huge open plain, with the bush in the distance. The staff at the camp are unfailingly warm, friendly and incredibly helpful.

We have stayed at Puku Ridge 3 times now and each time we leave determined to return. It's a magical place, as much so for the care and warmth received from the Puku team as for the South Luangwa landscape and wildlife

This was the most wonderful three days we have ever had. The location and setting were perfect. The welcome and service we received could not be faulted. The food was delicious. The accommodation was “glamping ” at its best. And then there was our safari experience - sensational!

This place definitely has the edge when it comes to atmosphere, food and that special 'Safari' something. Dining under the stars watching the animals appear out of the darkness to drink from the adjacent waterhole was nothing short of magical

Our stay was excellent in EVERY sense of the word. Everything was 5 star including the service, luxury tents, the food, the staff/guides, and the list goes on. I don't have enough nice things to say about my experience here. It was one of the best weekends of my life without a doubt!

The plain's view creates an enormous bush experience. All meals served with a spectacular view. Camp is intimate, and game drives exciting. One camp where I truly like to return to.

The customer service is really second to none. The staff go above and beyond at every opportunity. The game drives are phenomenal.


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