Liuwa Plain National Park

Zambia’s most remote park, Liuwa Plain, is the perfect destination for an exclusive African safari. The flat plains and generous size of the park (3 600 km²) serves to enhance the sense of big skies, open space and wilderness.

Visitors to Liuwa Plain National Park have a secret spectacle almost to themselves: the world’s second-biggest wildebeest and zebra migration. As in the world-famous Great Migration in the Serengeti and Mara, the animals move constantly with the seasons, following the grazing from eastern Angola to western Zambia and back again. More than 40 000 wildebeest start to cross into Zambia from June. The best time to witness the annual phenomenon in Liuwa Plain is November, when the animals have calved and the rains are imminent. The park’s predators – hyena, jackal, serval, African wild dog and lion – make the most of the seasonal feast.

Look out for members of one of the last two populations of cheetah in Zambia. The plains harbour a host of other grazing species, including red lechwe, oribi, tsessebe, roan and duiker.

Highlights In Liuwa Plain National Park

  • Take in Liuwa’s unique landscape and exploit fantastic photo opportunities from the comfort of a game-viewing vehicle
  • Set off on foot and explore Liuwa Plain National Park on a guided nature walk
  • Enjoy guided canoe trips on the Luanginga and Luambimba rivers