Puku Ridge Camp

Experience the Wild: An Unforgettable Safari at Puku Ridge Camp


Nestled on a hillside in a private area of the South Luangwa National Park, Puku Ridge Camp offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Kakumbi Dambo floodplain. Named after the Puku antelope, this remote semi-tented camp blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, providing an immersive safari experience. From the comfort of your tent’s chaise lounge or the communal areas, you can witness the rich wildlife, including predators like lions and leopards, herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, and, of course, the graceful Puku antelope.


Puku Ridge Camp features eight luxury, oversized semi-tents, each offering wrap-around views of the breathtaking landscape through expansive picture windows. Each tent includes:

  • Private Decked Balcony: Equipped with a plunge pool and cushioned seating, perfect for morning coffee while observing the floodplain below.
  • En-Suite Facilities: Including a soothing bathtub, indoor shower, outdoor shower shaded for privacy, and environmentally friendly bathroom products.
  • Comfort: Cozy double beds draped with mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and provided hairdryers ensure a restful stay.

Communal Areas

The camp’s stylish communal spaces offer comfortable areas to relax between activities:

  • Living Area and Deck: Ideal for unwinding and enjoying the views.
  • Dining Area: Where you can savor breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Meals are paired with carefully selected wines, and private romantic dinners on your deck can be arranged upon request.


Puku Ridge Camp provides a variety of safari activities:

  • Morning Coffee and Sounds of Nature: Wake up to fresh coffee and the sounds of wildlife, setting the tone for the day’s adventures.
  • Walking Safaris: Explore the bush on foot with experienced guides who will reveal the intricacies of the local flora and fauna. Mid-walk snacks keep you energized.
  • Game Drives: Experience the thrill of close encounters with big game in signature covered 4×4 vehicles. Spot the diverse wildlife, including 60 mammal species and 400 bird species.
  • Evening Drives: Enjoy sundowners while observing the nocturnal activities of the bush babies, hyenas, buffalo, elephants, and impalas.
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