Liuwa Plains is one of the undiscovered secrets of Zambia. King Lewanika is the only permanent lodge in the park making it, its own piece of remote bush paradise. The endless grassy plains are home to huge herds of antelope with the second largest wildebeest migration, taking place in November. The open planes are the perfect spot for Cheetah, wild dog and there is a growing population of lion in the area hailing from the famous Lady Liuwa Lioness who has several documentaries made about her record long life.
The lodge boasts just 6 expansive luxury villas all built on raised platforms, providing you with uninterrupted views of the park, without any crowds.
OPEN: 1 Jan – 15 Jul & 15 Oct – 31 Dec
CLOSED: 16 Jul – 14 Oct
“King Lewanika was a unique and very different experience of Zambia, with its vast, golden savannas that obscure a menagerie of wildlife. The lions, cheetahs and hyenas were amazing to behold and the bird life was bountiful in the variety of water fowl. The main lodge and “tent” chalets, were very comfortable and reflected the minimalist environment of the plains that spread before it, while providing comfort and a sense of luxury. Food was delicious and varied. Afax and the local staff were warm, welcoming and charming. A perfect end to our celebratory trip for our 50th anniversary”
“Luiwa Plain is a vast open plain, in a remote area without another tourist in sight, a very special experience. Brian is an excellent guide, who showed us thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra migrating to the south, where the camp is located, from the north of the park. Excellent birding and other game too, including 4 cheetah and plenty Hyena (3 dens close-by) If you want remote and wide open spaces, without the crowds, then this is it!”
“Just back from a wonderful stay at KL. The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. Siku, who runs the lodge is just lovely and her team great. If I have one complaint it’s that I put on about several pounds in just a three night stay! The food is really great and I found myself saying yes to the amazing cakes before our evening game drive when I wasn’t close to hungry.”