Liuwa Plain with Robin Pope
Wild and remote
This remote park in the far west of Zambia is a pristine, untouched wilderness and that is its greatest drawcard for the few who venture here. Vast herds of blue wildebeest roam the open plains whilst wild dog and lion populations thrive. Liuwa Plains is home to many antelope species that are rare in other locations such as roan, red lechwe, steinbuck, oribi, duiker and the occasional roans and tsessebe. The area is famous for its abundant birdlife as a mix of plains and woodland allow a larger diversity of species including unusual species such as pink throated longclaw, sooty chat, black winged pratincoles and wattled cranes. The green and gold of the rolling grasslands create spectacular views and fantastic photographic opportunities, especially when dramatic storms roll over and lightning rises up on the horizon. Each year the park bears witness to one of nature’s great spectacles, the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa.
Robin Pope Safaris are one of the very few safari outfits who operate here and they have long been recognised as the original and the best for true wilderness experiences. Their five day itinerary encompasses the very best of this forgotten corner of Africa with time dedicated to game drives, birding, photography and taking to the bush on foot for walking safaris. At times you will simply sit in the “back country” overlooking one of the many waterspots where you could spend hours with a camera or your binoculars watching the multitude of species come to drink.
Depending on the length of your stay you will also be able to spend a morning with the members of the Zambian Carnivore Program (ZCP), a non-profit research team dedicated to conserving large carnivore species and the eco-systems in which they reside. The team have a permanent base in Liuwa Plain and offer chance to track wild dog, lion, cheetah and hyena. You’ll learn first-hand about the behaviour of individual animals within the prides and packs of the Plain and understand more about the precious eco-system of the Park.
During your stay you will stay at King Lewanika Safari Lodge, located on the upper Munde stream, a site chosen for its sweeping vistas and complete wildlife immersion. It comprises just six luxury villas and is the perfect spot to rest after a long day with delicious home cooking and campfires under the dark night sky.
Travelling with Robin Pope Safaris your safari experience will be unparalleled and Liuwa Plain offers a safari experience like no other – remote, wild, the real Africa.
Why we like it
Vast herds of blue wildebeest
Wild & remote
Virtually no tourists
The legendary Robin Pope outfit