Liuwa Plain

Feel the rhythm drummed by the hooves of migrating wildebeest, the wing beats of cranes taking flight, and the distant rumble of a thunderstorm on the horizon.

Regional Highlights

3,660 km2

A land unchanged by time, Liuwa Plain’s vast savannah has been protected for over 100 years, yet it’s one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Gliding in a helicopter above its golden grasslands and shimmering lagoons you’ll touch down at the only permanent camp in the park.

Watch a flock of cranes swirl over a sea of wildflowers in the clear morning sun. Listen to the distant rumble of an afternoon thunderstorm gathering on the curved horizon. Take a deep breath and catch the scent of the long grass as a soft breeze whispers through it. Feel humbled amid the second-largest migration of wildebeest, thousands of zebra and oribi, hyena in clans of 50 or more, or a speeding cheetah teaching its cubs how to hunt.

Legend has it that Mambeti, a beloved daughter of the Lozi king’s favourite game warden, was reincarnated as the famed Lady Liuwa—matriarch of Liuwa’s lion pride. Now gone, Lady’s spirit lives on in this sublime untouched wilderness, watching over her growing prides.

Weather + Seasons
Famed for
Lady Liuwa
(no longer the last lioness)
Rare + Endangered
Bird species
Hyenas – Apex predator
in clans of up to 50
Second largest Wildebeest
migration on earth
Lower Zambezi
South Luangwa

GETTING THERE

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Flights by Proflight Zambia

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTSPRIVATE JET CHARTERSLIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARKLOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARKSOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

GETTING THERE

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

AIR NAMIBIA

Windhoek - Lusaka

EMIRATES

Dubai - Lusaka - Mfuwe

Dubai - Lusaka - Kalabo

Dubai - Lusaka - Royal Airstrip

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Addis Ababa - Lusaka

KENYA AIRWAYS

Nairobi - Lusaka

MFUWE AIRSTRIP

Addis Abbaba - Lusaka

RWANDAIR

Kigali - Lusaka (2hr 20 mins)

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINES

Johannesburg - Lusaka

PRIVATE JET CHARTERSDOMESTIC FLIGHTS

GETTING THERE

PRIVATE JET CHARTERS

MADAGASCAR

Diego Suarez - Mfuwe

ZAMBIA

Johannesburg - Mfuwe

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTSDOMESTIC FLIGHTS
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LIUWA PLAIN CAMP

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

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TIME + TIDE KING LEWANIKA

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WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

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LIUWA PLAIN CAMP

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

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TIME + TIDE KING LEWANIKA

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WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

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LIUWA PLAIN CAMP

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

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WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

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TIME + TIDE KING LEWANIKA

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Liuwa Plain Activities Activities Day + Night Drives Nothing beats encounters with magnificent African wildlife during both day and night drives. Our award-winning guides provide a wealth of knowledge to enrich the experience. Canoeing Walking Safaris Sleepout Day + Night Drives Liuwa Plain Activities Activities Walking Safaris Explore the untamed beauty of the Liuwa Plain with our experienced guides at your side, sharing their knowledge of flora and fauna. Our amazing guides make every step thrilling, allowing you to become part of the landscape rather than a mere spectator. Canoeing Walking Safaris Sleep out Day + Night Drives Liuwa Plain Activities Activities Canoeing A special activity offered for guests between late January to early April when the flood plains are high. With no hippos, crocs or tsetse flies, this is a wonderfully tranquil experience where you can hop out and enjoy the water for yourself. Canoeing Walking Safaris Sleep out Day + Night Drives Liuwa Plain Activities Activities Sleepout Feel the thrill of early explorers while camping out on the vast plains with only the wildlife and stars for company. It's an experience you will never forget. Canoeing Walking Safaris Sleepout Day + Night Drives
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History

Boasting one of the oldest conservation histories in Africa, Liuwa Plain was proclaimed a protected area in the early 1880s by the head of the Lozi tribe, King Lewanika.

Its 3,660 km2 of broad savannah are home to the second biggest wildebeest migration on the continent, a flourishing cheetah population, the famed Lady Liuwa lion pride, Africa’s densest concentration of endangered wattled cranes and other rare game. Yet it remains one of Africa’s greatest secrets. After running safaris from a more basic camp for a few years, Time + Tide King Lewanika opened in 2017.

The first permanent camp in the area and run entirely on solar, the lodge was conceived in collaboration with African Parks. Since 2003, AP has managed the national park in partnership with the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the Barotse Royal Establishment, the monarchy of the Lozi people who live in and around the park.

Award-winning all Zambian guiding team