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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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Toronto
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started our trip in Rwanda visiting the gorillas for two days. We then flew to Zambia and visited Puku Ridge for 4 nights and Sussi and Cheema for 2 nights. The tented guest rooms at Puku Ridge were extremely comfortable and large. The outdoor shower with an amazing view over the plains was fantastic. Game drives with Aliik were... More 

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

Dear Marg, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We 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’.... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like the Sanctuary camp model. I’ve now been to 7 exclusive safari camps and those that were Sanctuary top my list (I have also been to Sussi & Chuma and Olonana). For Puku Ridge, besides being ideally situated for continual game viewing and having ultra-luxurious facilities, it’s the warm and friendly staff who made us feel so special.... More 

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

Dear Robert, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Puku Ridge (and our other camps!). Thank you for the lovely feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. 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... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

From 8th May 2015 till 3rd June 2015 we were on holiday in Botswana and Zambia. During this time we stayed at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge in Botswana as well as at Sanctuary Sussi&Chuma Lodge and Sanctuary Puku Ridge Lodge in Zambia. We are back home now for two weeks and our recent holiday to Botswana... More 

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

Dear Renate and Horst, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Puku Ridge. Thank you for the very comprehensive feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. 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... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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