Liuwa Plain Safaris

  • Destination: Zambia

We are thrilled to announce that we offer safaris in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. We are giving the existing camp, Matamanene a soft facelift and will be operating 4 and 5 night set departure safaris guided by veteran Norman Carr Safaris’ guides; this will be the only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park. The new, luxurious Kokomo camp (meaning wildebeest in Lozi) is scheduled to open in 2016.

Highlights

Second biggest wildebeest migration in the world
Hyena is the apex predator – Sit at their den watching clan interaction
Famous Lady Liuwa – no longer the last lioness
Perfect plain for cheetah
The chance of tracking and learning about predators with the ZCP
Rare birds, over 330 species
Herds of zebra, lechwe and tsessebe

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The area has a long and rich history and is homeland of the Lozi people. The traditional Monarch of the area is the Paramount Chief or King, called the Litunga, meaning ‘keeper or guardian of the earth’. One of the earliest protected areas in Africa, Liuwa Plain was proclaimed a game reserve by the king in the early 1880’s; protected by the Lozi people and used as a royal hunting ground.
This is a true Wilderness, managed by African Parks Zambia since 2003. By spending time and interacting with both organisations, guests will be able to see first hand how African Parks and the Zambian Carnivore Programme are securing the future of this recovering ecosystem. Often described as the photographers dream, guests will see thousands of wildebeest, discover various species of rare birds (330 species; some in flocks of hundreds), follow cheetah hunt in the plains or watch clans of up to 50 hyena interacting at their den. There is something for everyone.

The 4 simple, yet comfortable tents are set in a small island of trees in the heart of the park. They are raised slightly off the ground, offer twin or double beds and have ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water. The chitenje – large central area – includes a small library and comfortable seating area, bar and dining area. The campfire is the perfect place to swap stories under the African night sky.

Join us on safari in one of Africa’s last untouched remote wilderness areas.