Newly renovated with no aspect left unattended to, the upgraded Puku Ridge blends style and comfort seamlessly with nature. From the elegant architectural lines to the thoughtfully outfitted game viewing vehicles and the perfectly-positioned photographic hide in front of the camp’s private watering hole.

Located well inside the incredible South Luangwa National Park with an outlook onto a private floodplain and watering hole, this remote and elevated landscape framed is enriched by the rolling gait of giraffe, the heart-shaped nose of the puku, and the midnight whoop of the hyena.

The luxury safari, reimagined.

A collaboration between its new owners, Chichele Safaris, and the Cumings Family of Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro – the reimagined Puku Ridge is situated on one of the Park’s prime sites.

The well-known and much loved facilities, service and guiding have been 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 has been completely rebuilt with a lighter footprint.

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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