Reopening of Zambia's Highly Desired Puku Ridge Camp

By Bushtracks Expeditions
April 15, 2020

With much anticipation, the wait is finally over: Chiawa Safaris has announced the reopening of its’ newest Puku Ridge Camp, open to welcome you starting August 2019.

Front of Puku Ridge Camp - South Luangwa National Park - A nice place to stay during Zambia Safaris

Located deep inside Zambia’s incredible South Luangwa National Park, Chiawa Safaris is proud to collaborate with partners and new owners, Chichele Safaris, in the opening of one of Africa’s finest tented safari camps. This well-known and much-loved camp’s facilities are being upgraded to the highest of standards, including unique and authentic art works and design, featured elements of the Luangwa bush camps and traditional village life, and offers guests the same secluded reserve setting as before.

Bedroom at Puku Ridge Camp - South Luangwa National Park - A nice place to stay during Zambia Safaris

Rebuilt with a lighter footprint
Aside from the removal of over 2,420 tons of cement slabs and re-purposing of old materials, the newly renovated Puku Ridge will be carbon neutral. The camp will contribute to the existing conservation, education, and social charities already operating effectively in the area. If you’ve enjoyed night safaris during your stay at either Chiawa Camp or Old Mondoro Camp, rest assured the new Puku Ridge will be adopting the same ideals of utilizing red filters during night safaris.

Interior of Puku Ridge Camp - South Luangwa National Park - A nice place to stay during Zambia Safaris

Blending safari with hospitality
Dreaming of being side by side spectacular wildlife throughout the Luangwa Valley, including the sought after picturesque Thornicroft’s giraffe? Puku Ridge aims to blend safari and hospitality within the National Park and is a wonderful addition to a custom safari we can design for you with your preferred dates and number of travelers, like this trip. Speak with your Bushtracks safari planning expert about how you can design a southern African safari that includes time at Puku Ridge Camp.

The first version of this article was posted on 4 Mar 2019 at 4:56 PM.

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