Built on an escarpment overlooking a floodplain, the newly improved and revitalized Puku Ridge Camp offers the ultimate authentic safari experience in this secluded region of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.
Accommodations consist of eight elegant tented suites built from blond woods and decorated in neutral tones to blend with its natural setting. Each room comes with a comfy super-king bed or two twin beds draped in mosquito netting all cooled by air-conditioning and overhead fans. The en suite bathroom features a shower, large bath with a view, double vanities, and a flush toilet.
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.