Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge
Cheetah on the Liuwa Plain Liuwa Plain - second biggest wildebeest migra
Cheetah on the Liuwa Plain
Liuwa Plain - second biggest wildebeest migra

Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge

One of the earliest protected areas in Africa, Liuwa Plain was proclaimed a game reserve in the early 1880’s by the king of the Lozi people, King Lewanika. Here, on this broad grass canvas, the annual floodwaters host a pageant of wild beauty that throbs to the beat of the royal drums.

One of Africa’s greatest secrets, Liuwa Plain is home to the famous Lady Liuwa lion pride and the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa. Liuwa Plain is unspoilt and exclusive with rare game and a rich natural heritage. This hidden gem is a 2.5 hour flight from Lusaka.




  • Extraordinary, unexplored landscapes
  • Unique wildlife displays on a magnitude that only Africa can do
  • Luxurious camp experience
  • Stunning floral displays on the savannah (seasonal)
  • A photographer's dream come true
  • Birdwatching paradise


Explore this incredible ecosystem with our award-winning guiding team. We offer game drives, walking safaris, fishing, and boating safaris (seasonal).

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

With top-notch, experienced guides and intimate safari excursions, we bring unrivaled access and absolute exclusivity to the unspoiled region. Guests can tap into the magic of Liuwa Plain National Park, which is home to the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa, a growing cheetah population and famed lion prides. 

Highlights include:

  • The second largest wildebeest migration in Africa
  • Huge clans of hunting hyenas (50+ in a single clan)
  • Great cheetah action
  • Home of the famous Liuwa Lion Pride
  • Extraordinary birdlife, especially in the flood plains

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating safaris (seasonal)
  • Fishing (seasonal)


Built and operated by Norman Carr Safaris, King Lewanika Lodge was conceptualized in collaboration with our extended safari family, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, and African Parks, the conservation non-profit that manages Liuwa Plain in partnership with the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the Barotse Royal Establishment. 


The only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, King Lewanika Lodge offers an exclusive and intimate safari experience for those seeking the rare and undiscovered landscapes of Africa.

The camp retains its safari authenticity with canvas drops, indoor and outdoor showers, decks overlooking the vast Liuwa Plain and the use of thatch and grass in the main area. All furniture was curated as a nod to old world safari days, using leather, cotton, and canvas. The villas offer total immersion in the vast landscape, allowing travelers to experience nature's masterpieces in a simple, sustainable, and meaningful way. 


Open from January to July and October to December

Average StayAverage Stay

Due to the current flight availability in and out of Kalabo Airstrip, guests must arrive and depart on a Wednesday or Sunday.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

This year, our rates start at $1070 per person, per night.

Our safaris are sold on a fully inclusive basis with: accommodation, all meals, standard bar drinks, laundry, Mfuwe Airport transfers to/from our camps, inter-camp transfers and two guided safaris per day.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Minimum age of 12 years for children.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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