Created with the environment in mind, the soft lines and earthy tones of Puku Ridge’s architecture mirror the marvellous landscape of the South Luangwa National Park. This is a place that feels entirely at one with its natural surroundings, both in style and spirit, with solar panels and other sustainable technologies ensuring it leaves almost no impact on this valuable and delicate ecosystem.
The camp's collection of eight safari tents sit in an elevated position, giving round-the-clock views of the plains and waterhole. In truth, calling these supremely inviting escapes ‘tents’ does them an injustice. With earthen walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor showers built from hunks of stone and large wooden decks with private plunge pools, they offer comfort and luxury that stands in sharp contrast to the untamed wilderness that surrounds them. Everything is geared towards uninterrupted views of the boundless plains, and the constantly shifting cast of iconic animals that populate them. The sublime king-size beds, free-standing stone bathtubs and private plunge pools are all perfectly positioned for laid-back nature spotting. Each room is also fitted with a skybed, perfect for a night under the stars..
While there will be plenty of opportunities to see the local wildlife in camp, more in-depth wildlife immersions can be enjoyed on Puku Ridge’s selection of safaris and expeditions. Daily game drives carry you out by 4x4 into the South Luangwa National Park, where you’ll come face-to-face with creatures like giraffes, leopards, elephants and puku, the rare antelope that gives the camp its name. Witness a different side of the natural world on a night drive, venturing out in the dark hours to spot the park’s nocturnal inhabitants. You can also explore on foot on a walking safari, led by one of Puku Ridge’s local guides, or observe animals at the watering hole directly in front of the camp from the conveniently located photography hide.
Families with older children
THINGS TO DO AT THE CAMP:
Enjoy round-the-clock views of the plain and the waterhole from one of eight elevated safari tents
Relax in a private plunge pool or free standing stones bathtub perfectly positioned for nature spotting
Capture the animals at the watering hole from the camp’s photography hide
Spend the night in a rooftop skybed, with only a mosquito net separating you from the night sky
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Explore South Luangwa National Park on foot on a walking safari led by one of Puku Ridge’s local guides
Embark on a 4x4 game drive to spot giraffes, leopards, elephants and puku
Discover the wildlife of South Luangwa after dark on a nocturnal game drive
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