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Robb Report: Zambia’s Eco-Friendly Puku Ridge

Publication: Robb Report

Published: October 28, 2019

Written By: Michelle Gross

Michelle Gross of Robb Report details her experiences at Puku Ridge in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, including an educational, wildlife-rich walking safari— “a clear eco-conscious alternative to motorized game drives, [which] got their start some 60 years ago” in this very park. A world leader in eco-friendly tourism, Zambia features  “the world’s first carbon neutral national park (the Lower Zambezi) and first sustainable national park (South Luangwa, which was awarded that distinction by the U.N. in 2017), and Africa’s first carbon neutral safari camp, Old Mondoro, operated by Chiawa Safaris.”

Puku Ridge, newly re-invigorated by Luxury Frontiers, is fortunate to now be operated by the innovative Chiawa Safaris. Gross interviews Grant Cummings, owner of the safari management company, to learn about how the tented camp sets itself apart as well as Cummings’ plan to grow the eco-safari model even more.

“…while Puku certainly ups the luxury game in Zambia, it also adheres with Cumings’ dedication to creating a camp with a lighter footprint, and one that seamlessly blends nature with comfort. Guest tents are kitted out in locally-sourced décor, like tribal textiles made by artisans in nearby Mfuwe, and feature fiber-thatched roofs made entirely out of recycled plastic and composite decking sourced from South Africa.”

View the Article: here.

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