South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
The newly revitalized Puku Ridge lodge in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park pays homage to the land and local cultures while embracing the latest sustainability standards. Revamping 8 one-bedroom suites, and all main areas including front and back of house, context to the site was key during the design process, with local elements, patterns, and traditions woven into the architecture and style. Each suite offers exquisite views, indoor and outdoor showers, and a veranda with a private plunge pool. Additionally, a raised starbed concept has been incorporated, to maximize appreciation of the surrounding land and sky.
Drawing inspiration from the pronounced contours of the land, carefully stitching the lodge’s spaces into the steep hills along the perimeter of the floodplain, Luxury Frontiers was the sole firm on the project. Throughout the building process, 2,000+ tons of concrete were removed and replaced with durable, innovative, and eco-friendly solutions to ensure longevity and to pay respect to the greater environment.