Puku Ridge

South Luangwa

Newly renovated with no aspect left unattended to, the upgraded Puku Ridge blends style and comfort seamlessly with nature. From the elegant architectural lines to the thoughtfully outfitted game viewing vehicles and the perfectly-positioned photographic hide in front of the camp’s private watering hole.

A collaboration between its owners, Chichele Safaris, and the Cumings Family of Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro – the reimagined Puku Ridge is situated on one of the Park’s prime sites.

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Puku Ridge

Located south of Mfuwe, deep inside the South Luangwa National Park, on a ridge overlooking a wildlife rich floodplain and the Luangwa River in the distance. Approximately one hour thirty minutes drive from Mfuwe Airport.

Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.


There are 8 Identical luxury safari tents with thatched roofing

Room features include: 

Look-out/sleep-out towers
Private deck with plunge pool and great views of the dambo below
Ensuite bathroom with indoor toilet and washbasin, bath, outdoor shower
Air conditioning over the beds
Tea/coffee facilities

Tent Exterior Room Layout Deck Bath with a view Bathroom Starbed Starbed Plunge Pool and Deck

Indoor and open-air lounge
Various dining options including in the main area under cover, open air on the deck, in-room dining and bush lunches and dinners
Photographic hide overlooking waterhole
Gift shop


Open air lounge and dining area Lounge Campfire Dining on the Deck at Night

Safari activities will be as private as possible led by amazing guiding team including walking safaris, day & night game drives

Game Drive Giraffe Walking Safari Zebra Game Drive Leopard Game Drive Wild Dog

Childern aged 12 years and older are welcome. Bookings for younger children decided on case by case basis
There are no family tents and no triples possible

Open from 1st April until 30th November each year

Community Projects include donations and support to Project Luangwa and BioCarbon

Conservation Projects include contributions to Conservation South Luangwa and Zambia Carnivore Project

Puku also supports Chipembele

South Luangwa Conservation Society Chipembele Outdoor learning Project Luangwa - Education Project Luangwa Sponsored Children with Grade 12 Results

The camp is run on mains electricity with a backup generator.

There is WiFi in the rooms 


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