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Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

4.0 of 5 South Luangwa National Park, South Luangwa National Park 10101, Zambia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chisamba, Western, Zambia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Puku Ridge Camp is absolutely out of this world! The tents/rooms were spotless and very comfortable, great view of warthogs wallowing in the puddles, hyena passing by and hippos grazing at night. The food was 5 star! Very creative and well presented! The game viewing was unbelievable! We stayed 3 nights and we saw everything I wanted to see. Plenty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first safari experience was made so special by the staff and facilities at Puku. Everything was 5 star, including the luxury tents, staff, service, food and activities. Elias was our guide on the game drive- and he did a spectacular job in helping us find the animals we most wanted to see. The tents were all well-equipped- loved the... More

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

Dear Tess, Another great review from you thank you so much! We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to experience more than one of the properties in our portfolio. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Puku Ridge - we will have the cheesecake ready and waiting upon your return! Until then, please keep up to... More

Richterswil, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This camp is just fantastic. Splendid, beautiful rooms, very good atmosphere in the Lobby and Restaurant area. The warm hospitality, but also specially the very well prepared and presented Food, the well trained staff and Mr. Levies, the Manager, who was always present and looked after every Detail, made us happy during the whole stay. The guide was very experienced... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful setting against an open plain where puku,impala, elephants, baboons, zebra and giraffes frequently graze and take advantage of the small bit of remaining water. The bar/dining/sitting area is inviting. I particularly loved the wicker swings and circular chaise to curl up and watch animal life. Unlike most lodges, they also have wifi in that main area so it gave... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very rare that I can say that I have been to a place when I don't have at least a small gripe with something. The attention to detail that is displayed is commendable in Zambia, coming from a Zambian. The staff are attentive, considerate, and make your every wish come true. From game guide going out of his way to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

this is an amazing lodge by all standards: rooms are oustanding, common area is beautiful, staff and rangers are excellent professional, food is delicious... let yourself be spoilt! i have been to many places on safari, twice to south luangwa and puku ridge stands out in a wonderful park full of amazing lodges

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

Dear Guest, WOW what a wonderful review, thank you so much!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Puku Ridge, the team was thrilled with your feedback. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back again one day in the not too distant future... Until then you can keep... More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review!! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your first safari experience at Puku Ridge Camp! Thank you for your kind comments mwe loved hsting you and hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you to the Sanctuary portfolio again in the future. Until then, please keep up with the latest news... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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24 helpful votes 24 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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