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Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Puku Ridge Camp was our first experience of a safari. The tented accommodation is very comfortable and well-equipped, with a terrace so that you can sit and watch the animals whenever you are not on game drives, and there is a very comfortable lounge area where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful scene surrounding the camp. The staff are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to South Luangwa for many years, and stayed in a few lodges, but Puku Ridge has been the best by far. Amazing hospitality, amazing rooms and food that was honestly world class. Everything from classy game drives (filled with refreshments and knowledgeable drivers) to a pick-me-up Amarula drink upon your return was top notch. Having a... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled to hear that after all your many visits to other properties in the South Luangwa, Puku Ridge Camp "has been the best by far", thank you for all your kind comments we shared your review with the team they were very pleased with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Life isn't about the how many breaths you take but how many moments that take your breath away!!! And I can tell you that from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure every aspect of this place was breath taking the rooms the service the staff the food the ambiance the view the location the animals the sounds... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We absolutely love that saying and cannot agree more "Life isn't about the how many breaths you take but how many moments that take your breath away!!!" Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and thank you for all your lovely comments, our team loved them, they hope to welcome you back one day soon. It would... More

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Puku Ridge is a high specification and quality camp. The large and open main lounge/bar area overlooking the plain feels really comfortable. Atmospheric individual dining style. The level of guiding, service and food quality are also very good. The standout for me is the luxurious tent. Even though I have seen pictures of it before I was still wowed by... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Another great review from you thank you so much!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Puku Ridge Camp as well, we passed on your feedback to the rest of the team, they loved your comments. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are eager to welcome you back one day soon..... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights recently at Puku Ridge. An excellent camp for concentrated game viewing, aside from morning and late afternoon game viewing, the major highlight was being able to stay out in the Park longer, and view into the evening, under the cover of darkness. The major highlight was of leopard and wild dog, both... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Puku Ridge Camp and thank you for this wonderfully detailed review . We shared you review with the rest of the team who loved your feedback. We loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Would be great if you could... More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our group of 14 was limited to this size originally because I wanted a camp that we could have all to ourselves. For many, this was their first trip to Africa and we wanted to provide them with a sense of privacy - a place to let things unfold as they should. Puku Ridge was perfect for this - Claire's... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, What an awesome review, thank you so much!! We are thrilled that you and your group enjoyed your time with us and that the team went over and above to ensure your needs were met. Thank you for all your kind comments Claire, John and the rest of the Puku Ridge team loved hosting you and looking forward... More

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have just returned from 3 wonderful nights spent at Puku Ridge camp. There were 7 of us, winding down after building homes in Lusaka with Habitat for Humanity. We were met at the airport in Mfuwe with a friendly greeting and transported to the lodge where a lovely lunch on their deck was served to us. We sat overlooking... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this amazing review, much appreciated! We are very pleased that you and the rest of your party enjoyed your time with us at Puku Ridge Camp. We shared you review with the rest of the team who loved your feedback – especially Levies, Claire and Alick. We do hope to welcome you back again one... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I am ashamed to say it's taken me several months to get around to writing this review. We (my Mum, my best friend, and I) travelled to Zambia and Puku Ridge camp in September 2013 and I've been meaning to write this ever since. It's difficult to put into words how wonderful it was. None of us had been on... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this thorough review of your stay with us at Puku Ridge Camp. We are thrilled that you had such an amazing stay with us and I cannot agree more our team is very enthusiastic and eager to please. We shared your feedback with Levies, Claire and the rest of the team and they... More

Windsor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
46 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A really great site overlooking wide open bush which attracts it's fair share of interesting game e.g. there seemed to be a steady stream of elephant numbering up to 25 at any given time. The communal congregating areas are fit for purpose albeit a lick of paint here & there and some replacement of furnishings/fabrics would be enhancing. Each of... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience of Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp on Tripadvisor! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time and thank you for your kind comments especially about the food, our Chef was very proud and very pleased with your feedback. We appreciate your constructive feedback, which we have taken very seriously... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed in Puku Ridge for 5 nights and had an amazing time. The staff were exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable - front of house, waiters and safari guides. The setting is beautiful and provides a great opportunity to see animals when you're not out on game drives. Our guide was brilliant at spotting animals and tracking - we saw plenty... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased that you had such an amazing time with us and thank you for posting this review. Thank you for your lovely comments, the team loved hosting you and would love to welcome you back hopefully one day soon. Would be great if you could keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary... More

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Address: South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp 4*
Also Known As:
Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park

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