You can fly in and out of the increasingly popular Liuwa Plains National Park or you can undertake a bigger adventure and drive via Kafue National Park on the outbound journey from Lusaka and return via the Upper Zambezi River and Livingstone/Victoria Falls. MTT is big on circular routes which eliminate time-wasting back-tracking. This is a fabulous circular journey around little-explored Zambia. By driving, you cross the 34 km causeway and engineering marvel of 26 bridges which now link in under one hour’s drive the western Zambia city of Mongu with Kalabo, gateway to Liuwa Plains. Before this causeway it took four to six hours by boat. This is a life-changer for the people of Western Zambia. It improves access to the Liuwa Plains National Park for us too, without detracting too much from its magnificent isolation.
MTT arranges all the logistics: transportation, camping equipment, meals, guide for Liuwa, as well as all the other accommodations along the way. Liuwa’s camp sites are lovely and come with a camp assistant who provides cut firewood and hot water for camp showers. Best times for Liuwa: April/May and October/November for the wildebeest migration.
Sunsets are always memorable on an African safari, but even more so in Liuwa Plains.
2021 update: Sibika Camp, a self-catering accommodation, is now open at Liuwa. Situated in the south of the park, Sibika is nestled within a small woodland overlooking a pan which is particularly productive in the wet season when there’s abundant birdlife. Each of the four rooms is roughly 100 metres apart, providing complete privacy. Each has a private deck with an uninterrupted view onto the open plains. A main decked area is fully equipped with fridge, stove, basic utensils & cookware. Activities are self-drive game drives.