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Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful four days in Puku Ridge, I so wish it could have been longer. The room was beautiful and I was visited by many animals over the 4 days including a very inquisitive squirrel doings laps on the roof of my tent which just made my day. The room was huge and comfortable - it got a bit... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Puku Ridge Camp and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day...so you an enjoy a longer stay! It would be great if you can keep up... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge itself is wonderful with incredible views over a large plain and abundant numbers of game to watch. The rooms are luxurious and the food is excellent. Service is also brilliant, from the pickup, food and drink, management and the guides. As with any game parks, animal sightings can vary, we were so lucky to see so many animals... More 

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

Dear Jack, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Puku Ridge. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter... More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to Africa three times and we loved Zambia for the people and the animal sightings. Better than in South Africa. One lodge stood out for me as simply the most wonderful experience yet. The Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp is located on a ridge surrounding a huge grassland which has a water hole right below the dining room.... More 

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

Dear Midge, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Puku Ridge. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The accommodation is perfect and spacious overlooking the park. Food was delish & staff so helpful. On the drive we saw almost everything including a leopard with her kill - amazing. Shame no rhino or lions but defo not disappointed. Will take my husband next time, as just with work colleagues during business trip

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review, we are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay with us! Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are... More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I visited last weekend with a friend, and our stay was excellent in EVERY sense of the word. Everything was 5 star including the service, luxury tents, the food, the staff/guides, and the list goes on. The view is incredible and you get to overlook the national park sitting at the lodge...This is the best hospitality that I have ever... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review, we are delighted you had such a memorable stay with us! Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited with family of 6 adults. Service was excellent. Food Superb. Safaris were something else !! All staff were great. Very attentive and friendly. Chef produced excellent food, including vegetarian options. Safari guides were very knowledgeable and fun !!

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

Dear Jay, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your lovely comments - the team loved your feedback. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on... More 

Chisamba, Western, Zambia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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

Dear Samantha Thank for the awesome review, much appreciated. We are thrilled you enoyed your time with us, the team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

Dear Max, Thank you for this lovely review, we are delighted you had such a memorable stay with us. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are... More 

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. Thank you for your lovely feedback as well as your constructive comments which we appreciate. We hope to see you again soon at one of our properties, and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search... More 

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