Newly renovated with no aspect left unattended to, the upgraded Puku Ridge blends style and comfort seamlessly with nature. From the elegant architectural lines to the thoughtfully outfitted game viewing vehicles and the perfectly-positioned photographic hide in front of the camp’s private watering hole. 

Located well inside the incredible South Luangwa National Park with an outlook onto a private floodplain and watering hole, this remote and elevated landscape framed is enriched by the rolling gait of giraffe, the heart-shaped nose of the puku, and the midnight whoop of the hyena.


Originally built for Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia’s first democratically elected president) in the 1970’s, Chichele Presidential Lodge is situated on a hilltop in the South Luangwa National Park. The lodge’s original grand colonial style has been meticulously maintained, setting it apart from many of the traditional bush camps of the area, and offering a truly awe-inspiring safari experience.

The unique position of this location affords incredible long-range views over the lush game rich valley below, stretching as far as the Luangwa River. Enjoy these panoramic views from a comfortable seat on the verandah with a steaming cup of fresh coffee (or a refreshing sundowner) in your hand. Or get up close on a game drive or walking safari and encounter some of the wide range of animals that call this verdant valley their home, like zebra, giraffe, elephants, and a whole host of exciting predators.


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