Puku Ridge Camp




$ 450 (Pps)


  •  Puku Ridge Camp offers a stylish yet authentic safari ambience with a luxurious twist
  •  Scenic, game-rich area of the South Luangwa
  •  Puku Ridge is an intimate camp with only 7 tents

Puku Ridge Camp is located in the central southern section of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and is one of our favourite camps in this area. Named after the elusive Puku antelope which never strays far from water, this beautiful camp is small and intimate. It lies on a low rocky ridge overlooking the open floodplains. For millennia, this vantage point amongst the trees has allowed the predators to quietly observe the prolific hunting grounds below. Indeed, at times the plains can be so filled with game that you may be almost reluctant to leave the lodge to head out on a game drive as we were! Puku Ridge Camp allows you to enjoy in this abundance of wildlife and offers a real wilderness experience under canvas.


The camp has been designed to blend into its environment and to leave the lowest possible carbon footprint. Yet it is not lacking in luxury or comfort. Puku Ridge Camp has 8 uber-spacious tented suites with wraparound views of the Puku plains below. Each tent has super king beds beds, mosquito nets, private veranda, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, ceiling fans and a rather lavish bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers. Upstairs there's a tower with a day bed/sleep-out option. Well-lit paths connect the tents to the main bar/lounge areas with a glorious viewing deck overlooking the floodplains of South Luangwa.

Game Activities at Puku Ridge Camp

The diverse wildlife in the valley offers great photo opportunities with lion, leopard, elephant and zebra frequently seen, whether you choose to explore on foot with a keen-eyed guide, or range further afield in a 4x4 safari vehicle. Watch the sun rise from your bed, elephants bathing from the comfort of your bath and perhaps even wild dogs pursuing their prey across the plains from your deck. Game-viewing is by day and by night using spotlights to track nocturnal animals such as leopard and spotted hyena. In the evenings, you dine with the night sounds of the bush as a soundtrack.

Puku Ridge Camp on the map


Puku Ridge Rooms

8 identical rooms comprising of canvas, thatch and decking all overlooking the beautiful Puku Ridge floodplain and its seemingly endless parade of wildlife.

All rooms have super-king beds draped in mosquito nets that can be separated into generous 3/4 single beds, lounge area, tea/coffee/minibar, air conditioning, overhead fans, bath, his & hers washbasins, his & hers wardrobes, indoor & outdoor shower, plunge pool, sweeping, curved decks and star/day bed tower.


Special offers

Ultimate of Both Parks Combo Offer

Stay 9 nights and only pay for 6 nights - combination of 3 nights at each camp.

Ultimate of Both Parks - Lower Zambezi & South Luangwa •Stay 9 nights & only pay for 6 Valid for stays combining 3 nights at each of Chiawa Camp, Old Mondoro and Puku Ridge *All seasons

Excludes: Park & Conservation fee

VALID FROM 01/05/2022
VALID UNTIL 14/11/2022

Pay Stay Offers

Stay 3 & Pay 2 │ Stay 5 & Pay │ Stay 7 & Pay 5

Pay Stay Offers: • Stay 3 & Pay 2 One camp per pay/stay but multiple pay/stay can be bought for 1,2 or 3 camps *Shoulder season only* • Stay 5 & Pay 4 OR Stay 7 & Pay 5 One camp per pay/stay but multiple pay/stay can be bought for 1,2 or 3 camps *All seasons* • Seasons: Shoulder: 01 May - 30 June & 16 Oct - 14 Nov Peak: 01 July - 15 Oct

Excludes: Park & Conservations fees

Terms & Conditions: One camp per pay/stay but multiple pay/stay can be bought for 1,2 or 3 camps

VALID FROM 01/05/2022
VALID UNTIL 14/11/2022


Full board, teas, coffees, two game activities per day, soft drinks, local beers and house wines, laundry service, airport transfers, park entry fees


Visas. imported spirits and wines, telephone calls

Family Suitability

Doesn’t accept children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Birding, Flora, Hiking, Nature, Wildlife, Leisure, Relaxation