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Liuwa Plain Safari from May, June, November and December

This vast open plain lies west of the Zambezi  River, on the Angolan Border. This is an extremely difficult area to access and few people have been there. Robin used to lead expeditions there in the 1990s and has recently started operating in the area again. This is a unique opportunity to visit this isolated and rarely visited national park. The safaris are 4 or 5 nights, starting with a charter from Lusaka of 2+ hours to Kalabo. You will be met by Robin and his team and drive the two or so hours onto the plain and to camp.

The plain is home to around 30,000 blue wildebeest, herds of zebra, red lechwe, oribi, steinbuck and more. The predominant predator is the hyena who compete with the wild dog and occasional cheetah. Lions used to be common but there is now a reintroduction program in place. The birding is always a highlight and the many water species inhabit the many water filled pans.

We visit during two periods. November and December are the start of the rains with big storms passing through and when the wildebeest drop their young, the migrant brids arrive and flowers bloom everywhere. But by mid December it is inaccessible and the floods move in and we have moved out. The earliest you can drive back in is early May when the pans are full, the birds are everywhere and the game is looking sleek fat and happy! This is a wonderful time to visit with clear blue skies – you feel you can run forever across the plain!

Itinerary: Set departures | either 4 or 5 nights

Transfers: charter from Lusaka 2+ hours

Included: All safari costs (activities, national park fees, bar and laundry)

Not Included: Departure taxes | visa.

Rate: 4 nights US$2648 per person sharing  | 5 nights US$3310 per person sharing

Extra: Charter flight seat rate US$1120 per person Lusaka/Kalabo and return

Valid: May | June | November | December

 

Please see the Itinerary below for further information