Luxury Safaris in Liuwa Plain National Park
In Zambia’s far west, bordering Angola, Liuwa Plain National Park is one of the most remote and least visited parks in Africa, a well kept secret that, at the right time of year, offers one of the finest safari experiences even the most seasoned safari-goer could hope for.
With just one permanent camp, the rather wonderful King Lewanika Lodge, Liuwa Plains’ vastness is for real safari enthusiasts after a unique wilderness experience.
The plains host the second biggest migration of wildebeest in Africa, some 330 species of bird, healthy cheetah, wild dog and hyena populations, as well as a small lion pride with an incredible story of conservation. But the main draw of Liuwa Plain has always been the vast emptiness.
When to go
The park's only permanent camp, King Lewanika Lodge, is open from late Octover to early July.
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King Lewanika LodgeLargely untouched by crowds and paved roads, Liuwa Plain National Park boasts one of the oldest conservation histories in Africa; it was proclaimed a protected area by the lodge’s namesake, King Lewanika of the Lozi tribe in the early 1880s. The camp is a beautifully modern take on the traditional safari camp, retaining features and simple materials such as canvas drops, leather and wooden decks overlooking the wilderness with local thatch and grass in the main area in a refreshingly simple, sustainable, and meaningful way. There are just six spacious tents here sat on platforms which open up dramatically to the surrounding plains and feature both indoor and outdoor showers. One is a family suite which features one double and one triple room. The communal thatch building has lounge, dining and bar areas, with stairs leading down to a fire pit. King Lewanika Lodge has experienced guides for intimate safari excursions with unrivalled access and absolute exclusivity to this unspoiled region. Unique wildlife experiences include witnessing hyenas hunt in packs of up to 50, the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa, rare birds, a growing cheetah population and its famed lion pride. Explore on guided walks as well as day and night game drives, with boating and canoeing possible between December and March, depending on water levels.