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Puku Ridge-avoid

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I've read a few messages about this place. I stayed here last year and would not recommend it. While the camp itself is okay (we were the only ones staying there), the food is very average and more importantly there are serious flaws when it comes to safety. The guy who runs it does not seem to prioritize safety. For example, he did not carry a radio with him whilst on a walk. On another occassion, again on a walk, we watched some hippos in a river below. A hippo proceeded to then chase us. The guy with the gun was some old guy who could barely walk and did not think quick enough to shoot. The guide (also the guy who runs the camp) then proceeded to abandon us and ran way ahead of us whilst he should have put himself between the hippo and us. Fortunately my family found some grass to hide behind and the hippo proceed to run past us (about 30 feet away).
The point is that while you have to accept some degree of risk on safari, this can be minimized by the guide taking appropriate precautions to avoid this kind of situation, which is what they took at other camps such as Chiawa.

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