Sanctuary Puku Ridge

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Sanctuary Puku Ridge

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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.


  • 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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  • Game drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
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Traveller Reviews

Sanctuary Puku Ridge

Rodney Neil

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

Geoffrey Cleghorn

"The bush camps were all amazing especially Chendi and Puku Ridge. We had great game drives and saw all there was to see."

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