Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia consists of vast grasslands and wooded islands that cover an area of 3660 km². This remote wilderness offers visitors a unique blend of rich natural and cultural heritage. Liuwa's main attraction is what is considered to be Africa’s second largest annual migration of wildebeest. Each year, thousands of blue wildebeest converge on the plains of Liuwa. Other game found in the park include tsessebe, reedbuck, zebra, red lechwe, and oribi. Liuwa is a paradise for birdwatchers, as there are abundant populations of waterbirds, birds of prey, and endangered bird species. Predators also feature in the Park’s ecosystem. Smaller predators include the side-striped jackal and the African wild cat. Large numbers of hyena have been spotted together on a wildebeest kill early in the morning. Other predators include cheetah and wild dog.

Why we like it

Spectacular annual wildebeest migration; Remote and untouched pristine wilderness; Over 300 bird species

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 3660 km²
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Blue Wildebeest
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Kalabo

Accommodation in Liuwa Plains National Park

King Lewanika Lodge, Liuwa Plains

King Lewanika Lodge is located in the wild and remote Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia. This isolated, little-known park is the ideal destination for a nature or safari enthusiast. The area's vast grassy floodplains are home to a rich variety of plains game, predators, and birdlife. King Lewanika Lodge is named after the king of the region's Lozi people,…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Liuwa Plains Campsites

Wild camping in the pristine grassland wilderness is a truly amazing experience. Liuwa Plains National Park is a remote a isolated national park found in western Zambia. Its remoteness means that visitors are provided with a genuine African wilderness experience. There are 5 rustic camping sites located in the park, that provide an authentic and thrilling self-drive safari camping experience.…

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Accomodation Type: Camping
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Liuwa Plains National Park

Best of Zambia – East to West Tour

Looking to see all the natural splendour of Zambia? This safari tour from 'East to West' in Zambia includes the highlights of Zambia's pristine National Parks. We will spend four days in South Luangwa National Park, visit the famous Kafue National Park and carry on to the remote Liuwa Plains National Park, one of Africa's last true wilderness areas. Mosi-oa-Tunya…

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Duration: 17 days / 16 nights
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Liuwa Plains 11-day Tour

This 11-day safari tour visits the wild and untouched Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia. This little-known park is a true safari gem. Being completely remote and uncrowded, it is the perfect destination for a wilderness safari experience. Liuwa Plains National Park was voted as one of the 20 Top Destinations worldwide and is home to a variety of plains…

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Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Zambia Self-drive Safari Tour

A self-drive road trip through Zambia is a fantastic way of experiencing the essence of Zambia. With many significant national parks such as Kafue, South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Liuwa Plains, there is something for everyone. Experiencing the phenomenal Wildebeest Migration in Liuwa Plains (the second largest migration of these animals) and feeling the spray of the mighty Victoria Falls…

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Duration: 7 - 21 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings

Lookout for

African Wild Dog
Roan Antelope

Key Species

Blue Wildebeest
African Wild Dog
Spotted Hyena

White-Bellied Bustard
Secretary Bird
Red-billed and Hottentot Teal
Crowned and Wattled Crane
Long-Tailed Whydah

Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor Lizard

Sausage Tree

Grassland Plains
Sand Forest

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 6
Mammals: 9
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8
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