Puku Ridge Camp


  • Wonderful hilltop views
  • Private deck with plunge pool
  • Game drives and walking safaris
  • See and photograph wildlife from the hide
  • Your own star bed
  • Elegant lounge-dining area 

Open: Puku Camp is due to open in August 2019 after an extensive rebuild. It is a seasonal camp, open from the beginning of April to the end of November annually.

Location: The camp is on a hill above a floodplain in South Luangwa National Park. The camp is about a three hour game-viewing drive from Mfuwe airport.

Rooms: Each of the eight guest rooms has a deck with a shaded sitting area and an open area with a sofa, sun loungers and a plunge pool. Steps lead up to a star gazing-star bed deck. Glass doors from the main deck lead into the thatched-roof bedroom. The king-size bed (which can be separated into two generous singles) is fitted with a mosquito net, you have hot drink making facilities, a minibar, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, battery charging points, a sitting area, wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with two hand basins, a walk in shower, bathtub and flush toilet plus an outdoor shower.

Activities: Take game drives, night drives and guided walks, go birdwatching and watch widlife from the hide.

Facilities: The dining and sitting area is spacious and open plan, with blinds that can be raised to reveal panoramic plains views. It leads out to the large, multi-level viewing deck with seweral sitting areas and a campfire. There’s a photographic hide off to one side overlooking the waterhole. The camp provides a free laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten together in the dining area and out on the deck.

Children: Children aged 12 years and upwards are welcome. This is the minimum age for walking safaris.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is limited free Wi-Fi internet access and mobile phone coverage.

Notes: Puku Ridge Camp was formerly a Sanctuary Retreats property and is now jointly owned by Chiawa Safaris and Chichele Safaris. It is the sister camp of Chichele Presidential Lodge.

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