Your Luangwa safari experience has been crafted by Grant & Lynsey Cumings who own and operate Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

The Puku Ridge & Chichele Presidential Lodge team is led by uber-managers, Jason and Michaela Johnstone, ex Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro, and who will be bringing and delivering the highest of international standards to the South Luangwa.

They are supported by many familiar faces from Chichele and Puku Ridge and are building a formidable team to take Puku Ridge on its onwards and upwards journey to new heights.

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

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 is the most exceptional travel experience I have ever had. The grounds, accommodations, and food are just exquisite and the service is even better than all of that combined.

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

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.


Each of Puku Ridge’s 8 tents overlook the wildlife and...


View activities at Puku Ridge


With Michaela’s international experience and flair for the kitchen, the...

Chichele Presidential

Chichele Presidential Lodge holds the South Luangwa’s prime vantage point,...