Liuwa National Park

Liuwa National Park covers an area of 3660 square kilometres. The Park was founded in 1972 in the Western Province of Zambia.

Liuwa Park is run by African Parks (Zambia) since 2003 under an agreement with the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and the local people.

Liuwa Plain National Park was originally used as a royal hunting ground by the King of Barotseland in the early 1880s and was protected by the Lozi people.


The Liuwa Plain National Park is located in Western Zambia, on the floodplains of the upper Zambezi River, adjoining the Luambimba and Luanginga Rivers. Liuwa Park reaches as far as the Angolan border.


The Park boasts of large herds of tsessebe, lechwe and zebra. Lions, cheetah, hyena and wild dog are also a common sight. It is noted for its large migration of wildebeest. This is the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa.

Game drives are advisable for game viewing in this vast wilderness if you were to enjoy wildlife in the natural and uncommercialised state of Liuwa Plains.

Liuwa Plain National Park is also home to over 330 bird species. The Park has spectacular views and offers enormous photographic safaris.

Best Time To Go There

The best time to go there is during the dry season between 1st June and 15th December when the roads are dry enough to accommodate 4x4 vehicles.

Liuwa National Park Lodges And Camps

The Park offers visitors accommodation at any one of the following camp sites and lodges:

  • King Lewanika Lodge
  • Matoya Fishing Lodge
  • Mwamba Bush Camp
  • Liuwa Plain Community Campsites
  • Liuwa Plain Tented Camp

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