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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I had the pleasure of staying at the Camp recently - what a joy! Everything from the gracious greeting and transfer from the airport to the Camp, seeing the locals as we were enroute, the game viewing on the way and the welcome upon arrival - was magnificent! I had a great experience and enjoyed meeting two new friends whom... More 

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

Dear Meredith, 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 

Beira, Mozambique
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Everything about Puku Ridge exceeded my expectations. It was my first ever African safari and I spent five days at Puku Ridge. Learning from Alick, my guide for seven safari game drives and one walking safari, was one of the highlights of the trip. I arrived in the park hoping to see leopards and lions and left having developed a... More 

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Thank AFM23
Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and we appreciate your feedback, which will be very useful to other potential guests. We always make sure the staff at the lodge get to see the customer feedback and they will be very pleased to see your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon at one... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing. Every single one of the staff members are so welcoming and cater to every one of your needs. As an example, while we were there we noticed our camera charger was no longer working and our batteries were flat. The staff (Levis) took it upon himself to ask all the guests at the lodge and... More 

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

Dear Michael, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. 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 Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A charming rustic looking camp set up on a ridge overlooking the flood plain. Actually it is very luxurious and the 100% Zambian staff are more than charming... they anticipate your every need and are so genuinely hospitable. The " tents" are very comfortable and the wild life abundant. Leopard, lion, giraffe, wart hogs.... and so very much more. Absolutely... More 

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

Dear Sarah, 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 

Toronto
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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Thank Robert C
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 20, 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 

Western Australia, Australia
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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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3 Thank VJ313
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 4 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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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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