Puku Ridge Camp in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, will reopen 10 August under the management of Chiawa Safaris, in collaboration with Chichele Safaris.
The camp is being completely rebuilt from the ground up, aiming to have a lighter carbon footprint and, when finished, be completely carbon neutral.
“The entire camp is being rebuilt; not one structure has been retained, though many of the materials are being re-used,” says Grant Cumings, owner of Chiawa Safaris. “The carbon-neutral intervention is but one part of our strategy to lead the way in responsible tourism.”
The camp comprises eight tents – 16 beds – overlooking Puku Ridge lagoon. Each tent features a super-king-size or large twin beds, with air-conditioning, an overhead fan within a mosquito net, and en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.
Each tent also features a split-level verandah with a plunge pool, mini-bar, complimentary WiFi, 24/7 220v power, international charging facilities, and a tower with a day/star-bed for guests to stargaze. Guests can also look forward to day and night game drives in a fleet of brand-new, custom-built safari vehicles, and bush walks with an armed escort scout.
“We want our guests’ safaris to be more than just a holiday in Africa – we want this to be a responsible choice where our guests will have a fabulous time on safari with us, whilst at the same time knowing that the wildlife, habitat, people, and Zambia as a whole, are that much better off as a consequence of their visit,” says Cumings.