Located on a rocky ridge, the lodge offers guests glorious, and possibly the best views over the Luangwa Valley where the floodplain is adorned with endless wildlife. The 8 rooms are large and spacious with everything you could need including your own plunge pool. Puku Ridge offers both game drives and walking safaris with top class guides who will WOW you with their knowledge of the bush.
LOW Season: 1 Apr – 30 Jun & 16 Oct – 30 Nov
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 15 Oct
CLOSED: 1 Jan – 31 Mar & 1 – 31 Dec
The view from this special place is absolutely sensational, right across a huge open plain, with the bush in the distance. The game rides were riveting; we saw elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, monkeys, baboons, zebra, impala, bullocks, wort hogs and even rarely seen wild pigs. Plus of course limitless beautiful birds and butterflies. Due to the skill of our brilliant guide, Alec, we were able to get really close to some of the animals.
We stayed at Puku Ridge as one of three other lodges. It was excellent. Very peaceful with a great view from the rooms and social area over the plains. In comparison to other camps we found it much quieter and being in the park we saw far less other 4x4s when on drives. We had dramatic experiences being part of lion and wild dog hunting during the evening. The food was excellent and guiding very good standard especially with Alick.
We have stayed at Puku Ridge 3 times now and each time we leave determined to return. It’s a magical place, as much so for the care and warmth received from the Puku team as for the South Luangwa landscape and wildlife. The wildlife is fabulous. South Luangwa has the advantage of being a big park, which I think provides a wide range of experiences – and Puku is in the park so you get to animals quickly. It also has a view over a waterhole and you can see animals as you dine and from your room.