Puku Pan Safari Lodge Description
Puku Pan is a small but unique lodge on an isolated stretch of the Kufue river in the Namwala West Game Management area. It about four hours drive or a 40-minute flight from Lusaka and is located deep in brachystegia woodland that is broken by extraordinarily shaped kopjes. For those interested in bird life or fishing, Puku Pan is a delight; well over three hundred species of birds have been identified in the area and bream, barbell, catfish and pike are plentiful. For those interested in wildlife and conservation, the populations of kudu, impala, puku, hartebeest and bushbuck are high while those of kudu, elephant, zebra and lion are growing as the game conservation efforts of the lodge owners' begin to re-establish control over poaching and the animals recognize the lodge and its environs as a safe haven. About a kilometer inland from the river is an huge blackened kopje dominating the woodland and breakfast here or a drive or walk with skilled armed guides through the undisturbed bush and vleis around it give a feeling of what the first explorers must have felt as they traversed and mapped this beautiful landscape.