For an impressive bush getaway, visit Puku Ridge, an authentic tented safari camp with fantastic service and part of the superior Sanctuary Retreats Collection. The camp is ideally located in Zambia's South Luangwa region, one of the best areas in the country for wildlife viewing. Situated on an escarpment, Puku Ridge overlooks the Kakumbi Floodplain’s rich grasslands that support a variety of wildlife, including the Puku antelope.

Experience exhilarating game drives and walking safaris with expert guides and armed scouts, yielding excellent sightings of elephant, lion, wild dog, buffalo, hippo and a wide variety of antelope. Night game drives provide fantastic opportunities to observe nocturnal species and the chance to see a leopard on the hunt. There are also more than 400 bird species in the area, creating an absolute paradise for birdwatchers.

Between activities, dip in the swimming pool or relax on the viewing deck in the cane love-seat, a spectacular spot to enjoy sunsets with a tall drink from the bar. Ideal for romantics who care about the environment, the camp is small and intimate with a strong eco-conscious focus.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015


  • In the remote South Luangwa
  • Panoramic views of the valley
  • Large tents with al fresco showers
  • Eco-friendly tented camp
  • See white-faced Thornicroft giraffe
  • Walking safaris with expert guide & armed scout
  • Enjoy thrilling night game drives
  • Sanctuary Retreats Collectionexcellence

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Illuminated pathways connect the tents to the main bar and lounge. The communal area is spacious, airy and completely open-fronted, offering magnificent views of the surrounds from comfortable sofas and beside a log-fire on cooler days.

Unwind after a thrilling game drive and watch the spectacular coral-gold fireworks unfold as the African sun sinks below the horizon, while you sip on a sundowner from the bar. The charming bar was created utilising a mix of local material, bamboo and contemporary chrome barstools.  

Retreat to the private terrace below the main lounge and recline on the cane love-seat, beside a rock plunge pool and marvel at panoramic views over the plains and floodlit waterholes. Be captivated by the big-eyed bush babies in the trees and the variety of antelope that come to relieve their thirst.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Laundry service


Share safari tales with fellow travellers while enjoying a moon-and-starlit meal, although the glamorous dining area complete with chandeliers and a log-fire is also a lovely space to enjoy a hearty meal. If you prefer something more intimate, dinner may be served on your private deck as you are serenaded by the African wilderness.

A wide range of mouth-watering cuisine is served at Puku Ridge blending local ingredients with international flavours, and mealtimes are enhanced by attentive service and the beautiful surroundings.

Luxury Tent

The seven tented suites at Puku Ridge are spacious and comfortable, offering a natural African feel with earthy colours and materials that blend-in with the surroundings.

Each canvas tent has a cosy lounge area and writing desk, a private deck that overlooks a nearby waterhole, and comfortable, elegant beds that are romantically draped in mosquito netting;allowing you to gently drift off to the melody of nocturnal animals. Floor to ceiling mesh windows keep your tented-suite cool.

The en suite bathroom features a sunken hot tub or stand beneath your outdoor shower, sheltered by trees as the African sun caresses your back.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area
    Outdoor shower
    Twin bed available


  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 07 Jan 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 14 Jun 2018 $450 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 15 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 $450 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Puku Ridge - all excellent. It was the one place I felt another day wouldn't go astray. Well organised and friendly

    Rodney Neil, April 2012
  • The bush camps were all amazing especially Chendi and Puku Ridge. We had great game drives and saw all there was to see.

    Geoffrey Cleghorn, July 2011

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Puku Ridge - all excellent. It was the one place I felt another day wouldn't go astray. Well organised and friendly

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