Situated close to the Angolan border, the Liuwa Plains were once used as a royal hunting ground before becoming a national park in 1972. Today it provides 3,600 sq km of untouched wilderness, defined by swathes of flat grassy plains that flood in the wet season. The landscape is punctuated by the odd open pan and tree-island, as well as the thatched villages of the Lozi people who have utilised and protected the land for centuries.
The park supports plenty of plains game including roan antelope, lechwe, buffalo, zebra and huge herds of blue wildebeest, as well as predators like lions, cheetah, spotted hyena and the elusive African wild dog. Add to the mix over 300 different species of bird and you can expect some spectacular sightings. The park is also witness to the second largest wildebeest migration on the continent, during which huge herds of wildebeest set out in search of fresh grazing.
Due to its remote location, the Liuwa Plains remain one of Zambia’s least explored safari regions. Although wildlife densities do not rival those of the more famous parks, it is a fantastic option for those looking to really reconnect with nature and have an authentic wilderness experience. Speak to our experts to learn more.