Safari to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

Dear Ilze,

Thanks for welcoming us home. Our flight touched down dead on time at Heathrow this morning – completing a 100% record for punctuality during our entire trip !!!!!. All four of us also rate enjoyment at 100%. Very many thanks to you for your part in making this possible.

Your folder containing the information and vouchers arrived in our room the Radisson Gautrain on the evening I contacted you. It must have been there all the time but filed “safely” somewhere. As it turned out, no paper work was necessary at any stage -identity by passport seemed to oil the wheels everywhere and everyone had received from you all the details necessary for the various arrangements.

The Ridgeway in Lusaka is a good, convenient stop-over.

Kaingo was brilliant. Comfortable accommodation, good food, although, to be mildly critical, a more simple, country style cuisine would have been preferable to the brave attempt by the chef to produce haute cuisine in the middle of the bush. The staff – from manageress down- were charming, competent and most helpful. The guides are brilliant, with excellent knowledge of both flora and fauna and a most encouraging attitude to conservation and sustainability of the country’s natural resources, as well as compassion for wild life. We learnt a lot from them and felt completely safe in their hands.

Puku Ridge was slightly more luxurious than Kaingo. We were very well looked after by the catering department,with a first class menu and, to its credit, not too pretentious. Again very high marks to all members of staff.

Both camps are well-situated for enjoying the best of Luangwa. They are ideal for private game viewing and the opportunity to get thoroughly immersed in all apsects of nature in this wonderful Park, including visitations from the odd leopard and elephant taking a short cut through the camps to their watering holes in the middle of the night while we lay snugly, safely in our beds ruminating about the pleasures of each day in this superb wilderness.

High marks also to you for choosing these two camps for us. We had a great time at both.

Once again, many thanks for providing a first class service. We all know whom to contact for a similar adventure in future!

Our very best regards,


View Kaingo Camp
View Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp