We (2 couples) travelled down from our previous lodge to Sanctuary Puku Ridge, having never stayed there before, but we were absolutely not disappointed. This was an all inclusive bush camp so all drinks (except the expensive spirits) were included. Don, his wife Suku, and their staff could not have been more helpful. The dinners were "gourmet" - plated and waiter served (with a choice of menu) and the quality of all of it was excellent. Breakfasts were self-service, as was lunch, and again such well prepared food, and such variety. We were there for 3 days and did not have the same lunch or dinner twice. The SA wines were delicious and we could even have taken a bottle or two to our rooms if we'd wanted to, to sit on the balcony with. (there's a huge coolbox in each room, filled with water and ice - but with plenty of room for wine!!) The Rooms were spacious and there was also an outdoor shower as well as an indoor one. Separate toilet, lovely comfortable beds with crisp white sheets and the mosquito nets were dropped each evening while we were on our evening game drive. Mosquito spray was provided, together with toiletries/hairdryer etc etc. This, to us, is quite an important factor when having to "travel light" on safari. It's an intimate and very user friendly camp and our friends who had never done a safari before said that in their opinion they preferred it to the lodge we'd just come from. If we handed in our laundry in the morning, it was back, beautifully clean, ironed and wrapped in tissue by the evening. This service was also provided free of charge. We did two early morning bush walks while we were there and they were both a fantastic experience. You learn so much more about the environment when you're on foot. As our second guide, John, said - we're not here to track animals, we're here to look at all the things you miss when you're travelling in a jeep! And we did just that - so informative and interesting. Both Garth and John are excellent and knowledgeable guides. We were sorry to leave. I would definitely recommend this camp to friends and family.
- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park