The South Luangwa is a vast, unspoiled ecosystem with varying habitats and an abundance of wildlife – with our two safari camps, Puku Ridge + Chichele Presidential located center stage!

Highlight activities in the South Luangwa at Puku Ridge include incredible walking safaris, photographic opportunities from the new hide, and the best game viewing – day or night – from our new fleet of thoughtfully-outfitted and custom-made Landcruisers. Enjoy a visual immersion of our safari activities below and get in touch to book with us when you’re ready to experience it all in person!


Game drives in custom built 4×4 safari vehicles are the safest and most effective way to explore the South Luangwa and enjoy its incredible wildlife, often at close quarters. Varied habitat and diverse wildlife make for superb photographic opportunities where nature reveals its secrets right in front of you and undisturbed.

Typically these venture out for a few hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, culminating in sundowners (a cocktail of your choice and some delicious snacks if you wish) and then returning to camp on a night drive, using filtered red spotlights to enjoy the crepuscular and nocturnal creatures.

A night drive in the South Luangwa National Park is one of the activities that make Zambia particularly unique – a privilege our guests enjoy, and which have minimal impact on the wildlife when conducted responsibly, as at any Chiawa Safaris camp. Learn more about our use of red spotlights during night drives by clicking the button below.



The South Luangwa is home of the walking safari in Zambia – follow in the footsteps of explorers from the 18th century in country that has barely changed and where the wildlife still roams wild and free. Bush walks are a sensory adventure, you are on their turf now, is that bird call a song or an alarm? Was that grunt a distant hippo or a nearby lioness?

But worry not, you are in the capable hands of an experienced, highly trained safari guide and an armed Government National Parks scout who will lead and enthrall you with insights you never knew, stories that you will take home with you, and who will leave you with memories you will treasure forever.

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