A Crowd Free Great Migration

As the winter months give way to spring, the great migration comes to Time + Tide King Lewanika as Liuwa Plain’s wildebeest make their way into the southern reaches of the national park. Following the rains in pursuit of the best grazing, thousands of wildebeest, tsessebes and zebra begin congregating in the plains surrounding Time + Tide King Lewanika. Here are some of our highlights of this time…

PHENOMENAL PREDATOR ACTION

There is perhaps no wildlife phenomenon in the world that better embodies the concept of a ‘circle of life’. On their way south, the wildebeest begin dropping their calves, with the last stages of the calving season coinciding with their arrival into the vicinity of the lodge. As the next generation makes their way into the world, the predators delight in a season nicknamed ‘snack time’ due to the abundant and easily caught small prey. In a matter of minutes, you can witness the many sides of life unfolding on this broad grass canvas…the tenderness of new life, the dark reality of predator and prey, the humour of a knock-kneed calf wobbling along for the first time or the drama of a high-speed hunt.

CROWD FREE GAME DRIVES

While these sights are not unique to the Liuwa Plain, the utter lack of crowds is. As the only permanent lodge in the entire 3,660 km2 national park, Time + Tide King Lewanika offers unprecedented access to this incredible wildlife spectacle. While on safari with us, you’ll have great sightings all to yourself, giving you the freedom to get the best perspectives without jockeying for space with many other vehicles. For wildlife photographers, there is no better luxury!

INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITIES

If the lack of crowds wasn’t fantastic enough, the landscapes this year are simply breath-taking, making wildlife subjects pop even more in photographs. The same rains that attract the wildebeest bring the plains to life with a flush of colourful wildflowers and light the sky up with dramatic storms.

DIVERSITY OF WILDLIFE LIKE NO OTHER

Beyond the large herds stretching to the horizon, there is an incredible diversity of wildlife that live on the periphery of the migration and year-round around the lodge. Expect fantastic predator action during this time of plenty – cheetahs sprinting in pursuit, lionesses hunting in unison and clans of hyenas numbering upwards of 50 individuals. Alongside the wildebeest, keep your eyes open for oribi, roan antelope, buffalo, eland, topi, reedbuck, hartebeest and red lechwe.

GAME VIEWING FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR LUXURY SAFARI TENT

The vast herds make for incredible game drives, but you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your luxury safari tent to see these impressive sights. Wildebeest and other grazers will often congregate right around the lodge, drawn to the lagoon that curves along the length of the safari tents.

Without another lodge or vehicle in sight, you will have uninterrupted views stretching to the distance. Sit back and enjoy a drink on your veranda while you feel the warm Zambian sun on your skin and hear the song of the Liuwa Plain: whooping hyenas, snorting wildebeest, roaring lions and the wingbeats of a thousand wading birds.

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