Liuwa National Park

Liuwa National Park

About Liuwa National Park

Once the hunting ground of the King of Barotseland, Liuwa National Park remains wild and exclusive, underpinned by a truly remote setting.

Liuwa Plain is Zambia’s hottest, off-the-beaten-track destination. The Liuwa National Park was neglected for many years but recently came under the African Parks Foundation umbrella. Norman Carr’s, luxury, five-star lodge has opened the park up for high-end tourism. The park is home to a spectacular wildlife migration, involving thousands of blue wildebeest, zebra and other grazers, which gather at the beginning of the Wet season.

Liuwa Plain’s biggest single attraction is its annual blue wildebeest migration. Comprising an estimated 40000 animals or more, it’s the second-largest of its kind in the world. It takes place around November each year as rising water levels force the herds southeast in search of fresh grazing. Liuwa Plain’s birdlife is another major draw, with some of its pans holding water year-round.

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Best time to visit

Unlike most other parks, the Dry season (May to October) is not the Best Time To Visit Liuwa National Park. Wildlife viewing is very seasonal, and the big herds arrive after the first rain (usually November). This gives a very small window for drive-in visitors as the roads might become impassable from December onwards. 


The biggest attraction in the Liuwa National Park is the tens of thousands of blue wildebeest, accompanied by Burchell's zebra and tsessebe. They converge at the beginning of the Wet season, with the first flush of green grass. Lion, eland and buffalo were re-introduced, and cheetah can sometimes be spotted hunting oribi. 

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Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, Liuwa National Park is an undiscovered gem full of adventure.

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