King Lewanika is the first and only permanent camp within Zambia’s Liuwa Plains. It’s far from the beaten track in an incredibly remote location, but you can appreciate Zambia’s diverse wildlife at your own pace in this unique haven, enjoying the comfort of secluded, luxurious accommodation.
Getting to King Lewanika involves a light aircraft flight to the Kalabo Airstrip, then either a helicopter ride or a pontoon river crossing and drive across the beautiful Liuwa Plains National Park.
It’s well worth the effort, however, when you catch your first glimpse of the sweeping plain, which in November plays host to the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa. King Lewanika is nestled in a wooded area, backing onto the boma where lion were reintroduced to the park.
The six incredibly stylish modern villas are built on raised platforms with views across the plain. One of the villas is family-friendly, accommodating you comfotably in two sumptuous bedrooms.
You can embark on night or day game drives with a local wildlife expert, as well as going by foot. In the emerald season, you can traverse the waterways by canoe along with a local guide to talk you through the wildlife, which includes not only lion and wildebeest, but hyena, cheetah and leopard as well.