King Lewanika Lodge

  • Luxurious lodge in Liuwa Plain
  • Six lavish villas, including a family villa with two bedrooms
  • Open-fronted lounge and dining spaces, as well as outdoor dining areas
  • Game drives, walking safaris, boating and canoeing from December to March

King Lewanika Lodge is named after the King of the Lozis, who decided during the early 1880s that Liuwa Plain should be a protected area.

OVERVIEW:
Situated on a stream known as the Upper Munde, the Lodge boasts amazing views of the plains and the local wildlife! It is owned and operated by Time + Tide/Norman Carr Safaris and African Parks. With a company portfolio including six fantastic camps in Zambia’s South Luangwa, Norman Carr is a YZ favourite! We recommend this property for solos, couples, and families with older children.

ACCESS & LOCATION: 
Liuwa Plain is located on the Upper Zambezi floodplains in the remote far west of Zambia and accessed via road transfer from Kalabo, a journey of about 58 kilometres. The park is bordered by the Luambimba and Luanginga rivers, and its sprawling plains flood during green season to create a vast expanse of water and woodland islands!

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES: 
The communal building is raised on wooden stilts above ground level – which prevents flood damage, while guaranteeing superb views. There is a comfortable lounge and dining spaces, flowing out on to a deck. A short distance away, there's a fire pit area, perfect for sitting around and sharing your safari stories! 

Guest accommodation at King Lewanika Lodge consists of six villas, including a family villa, with private verandas that make the most of the breathtaking surroundings! It is worth mentioning that the designers are Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, whose successes include the South Luangwa’s Chinzombo as well as Mombo Camp in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve and North Island in the Seychelles - simply stunning properties.

ACTIVITIES: 
The activities on offer here are game drives, walking safaris, boating, and canoeing. Game drives take place by day and by night. Naturally the grasses of the plains attract impressive concentrations of herbivores, such as buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, tsessebe, red lechwe, eland, roan, and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. During the rains, wildebeest gather in their thousands! Predators are prevalent too – you can enjoy sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, and even wild dog. Keen birders will love looking out for any of the 334 species recorded in and around the area! Highlights include cranes, for example the glamorous crowned crane, in addition to storks, herons, egrets, geese, bustards, and Pel’s fishing owl. Visitors will be able to take walking safaris to check out all the avian action, as well as all the small insect life and plant life. Water activities are available from December to March, so if you are a fan of boating and canoeing, this is the time to visit!