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Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp
Why we like it
- Sanctuary Puku Ridge is named after the elusive Puku antelope which never strays far from water
- An intimate camp with only seven oversized tents boasting en suite facilities with an inside and outside shower
- Traditional safari camp perched on an escarpment in a remote part of the South Luangwa National Park
- Activities on offer are walking safaris and game drives
- Children six years old and over are welcome
Evenings at Puku are very special from the comfort of your seat enjoy the panoramic views from the lounge that are as entertaining as a game drive.
I have never been compelled to write to a company to tell them about my booking experience, but I feel that in this instance I must. I spoke to both Robin Spanner and a representative from another travel company. The next day, Robin sent me a full tailor made itinerary whilst the other rep sent me a link to one of the standard holidays on their website. Needless to say, Robin had already won my custom and confidence.
- GB, London
South Luangwa is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. Set on a rocky ridge and overlooking the Kakumbi dambo (valley), Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp is well located. This is the perfect spot to revel in the abundance of wildlife and tradition of an old-world safari camp. Puku Ridge Camp is an intimate camp, built unobtrusively close to the wild. The central dining area produces gourmet meals, despite being so far away from a city. Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp is designed to leave no trace on the environment and has embraced a very natural kind of African chic in its decor.
The diverse wildlife along the dambo (valley) offers great opportunities for photography. In the evenings relax and unwind as you dine with the night sounds of Africa for a soundtrack. Night game drives allow sightings of nocturnal animals in the South Luangwa National Park. The concentration of game around the Luangwa river and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa offering thrilling guided walks, always accompanied by a professional guide and an armed national parks scout.
Livingstone (Zambia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) via Johannesburg
12 hours 15 minutes
GMT +2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - June, when the water levels are at their greatest
The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain rainfall and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.
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