Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Puku Ridge-avoid

Jump to last reply

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.

51 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Skywards voucher - Dubai airport
  2. 2 Question about UK outlet adapters & taps
  3. 3 Johannesburg
  4. 4 Need to Chose Camp in Botswana ASAP!
  5. 5 Trip Report MAGICAL, MEZMERIZING MOROCCO (Revised)
  6. 6 Rental cars in Cape Town
  7. 7 Back from 26 Days in the Falkland Islands - Happy to answer any questions
  8. 8 Transiting through Cairo
  9. 9 Help: 4 days, 3 nights in (or our of) Johannesburg
  10. 10 South Africa in February?
  11. 11 Trip Report Info for those considering gorilla trekking in Rwanda
  12. 12 Trip Report KwaZulu Natal and Kruger - sort of a Trip Report
  13. 13 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  14. 14 Trip Insurance - a must?
  15. 15 Car Rentals in Israel
  16. 16 Dubai for New Years Eve - Fireworks, Itinerary
  17. 17 Who to Choose? Africa Serendipity, Rothschild Safari or ATR?
  18. 18 Morocco to portugal
  19. 19 Has anyone used "toursbylocals.com"?
  20. 20 Terrorism, Ebola - no more please
  21. 21 Uganda or Rwanda 2015
  22. 22 Independence Day in Israel
  23. 23 Drinking on safari
  24. 24 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners
  25. 25 Travelust
View next 25 » Back to the top