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Zambia

Puku Ridge Camp

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Built on an escarpment overlooking a floodplain, Puku Ridge Camp offers the ultimate authentic safari experience in this secluded region of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Each of the seven tents provides a luxurious respite from the day’s exciting safari adventures. The spacious tents have comfortable double beds and picture winds for viewing game without getting out from under the covers. The en suite bathrooms come with bath tub and shower, as well as an outdoor shower shaded by forest, all stocked with environmentally friendly products. A private viewing deck wraps around each tent and overlooks the plains.

Named for the puku antelope which frequent the area to graze and drink, this intimate camp rests on a bluff overlooking spectacular vistas. South Luangwa National Park centers around the Luangwa River. The Muchinga Escarpment forms the park’s western and northwestern boundaries, sloping steeply down to the river from the west side. The river valley, continued to the west by the Lunsemfwa River valley, forms a natural barrier, and to this day there are no man-made roads spanning the valley. The Park enjoys a dense animal population including impalas, pukus, waterbucks, giraffes, and buffaloes. A high number of leopards stalk the dense woodlands, while herds of elephant wade through the marshes and hippos play in the Luangwa River.

Daily game drives are conducted by expert trackers in specially designed 4×4 vehicles. But the most popular way to accurately experience the South Luangwa is via walking safari. Accompanied by a professional guide and armed game scout, visitors will learn to track footprints and determine where certain animals have stopped to forage in recent hours. Night game drives are also quite popular, affording guests up-close-and-personal glimpses of big-game animals, such as lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and antelope. Bird watchers will enjoy spotting one of the 400 bird species found in the park.

The main camp houses a large living room, bar, and a central dining area with thatched roofs and chandeliers. Gourmet dinners are enjoyed communally or privately on a guest tent’s deck with a ceiling of stars overhead. Outside bench seats are set in the walls with soft cushions perfect for viewing the animals in comfort. Below a shaded veranda are two waterholes illuminated by a spotlight.

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Zambia

Puku Ridge Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Built on an escarpment overlooking a floodplain, Puku Ridge Camp offers the ultimate authentic safari experience in this secluded region of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Each of the seven tents provides a luxurious respite from the day’s exciting safari adventures. The spacious tents have comfortable double beds and picture winds for viewing game without getting out from under the covers. The en suite bathrooms come with bath tub and shower, as well as an outdoor shower shaded by forest, all stocked with environmentally friendly products. A private viewing deck wraps around each tent and overlooks the plains.

Named for the puku antelope which frequent the area to graze and drink, this intimate camp rests on a bluff overlooking spectacular vistas. South Luangwa National Park centers around the Luangwa River. The Muchinga Escarpment forms the park’s western and northwestern boundaries, sloping steeply down to the river from the west side. The river valley, continued to the west by the Lunsemfwa River valley, forms a natural barrier, and to this day there are no man-made roads spanning the valley. The Park enjoys a dense animal population including impalas, pukus, waterbucks, giraffes, and buffaloes. A high number of leopards stalk the dense woodlands, while herds of elephant wade through the marshes and hippos play in the Luangwa River.

Daily game drives are conducted by expert trackers in specially designed 4×4 vehicles. But the most popular way to accurately experience the South Luangwa is via walking safari. Accompanied by a professional guide and armed game scout, visitors will learn to track footprints and determine where certain animals have stopped to forage in recent hours. Night game drives are also quite popular, affording guests up-close-and-personal glimpses of big-game animals, such as lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and antelope. Bird watchers will enjoy spotting one of the 400 bird species found in the park.

The main camp houses a large living room, bar, and a central dining area with thatched roofs and chandeliers. Gourmet dinners are enjoyed communally or privately on a guest tent’s deck with a ceiling of stars overhead. Outside bench seats are set in the walls with soft cushions perfect for viewing the animals in comfort. Below a shaded veranda are two waterholes illuminated by a spotlight.