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Liuwa Plains 4×4 Safari

18 July 2016

Wildebeest, bats and ‘tigers’!

This safari is a combination of the wildebeest migration in Liuwa Plains and the migration of the “Flying Foxes” or fruit bats in Kasanka National Park. Few people have ventured into the Liuwa Plains due to the relative inaccessibility. However the prolific birdlife, the wildebeest migration and the story of Lady Liuwa, “the Last Lioness”, makes it one of Africa’s last true wilderness areas and a huge attraction to the bush fundi. A sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi is a magnificent experience along with the sounds of the wild, which only Africa can provide. Enjoy tiger fishing at Kabula and a ride in an authentic Mokoro in search of a Pel’s Fishing Owls nesting site. This self-drive safari will leave you breathless and wanting more.

No. of nights: 11 nights/12 days

Cost of Liuwa Plains 4×4 Safari

  • R9 900 per person sharing
  • R4 500 children 8-17 years
  • R 700 children 8 years

* Based on a mimimum of 7 vehicles/14 adults

Package dates

  • 18-29 November 2016

Package includes

  • All park entry fees
  • All camping fees
  • All vehicle entries
  • Guide
  • Fully equipped recovery vehicle
  • Level 2 first aid personnel

Package excludes

  • Fuel and own 4×4 vehicle
  • Road tax
  • Ferry fees
  • Personal purchases
  • Park entry fee to Chobe National Park
  • Camping equipment
  • Food and beverages
  • 3rd party insurance
  • Activities at Kabula Tiger Lodge
  • All additional optional expense and activities

Type of package

  • Self-drive

Liuwa Plains 4×4 Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Chobe Safari Lodge-Kasane
Meet and greet in the campsite at Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane. Spend the evening around the campfire and the briefing about the forthcoming safari adventure will take place.

Day 2/3: Kabula Lodge
Drive via Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia to Kabula Tiger Lodge, situated on the western bank of the Zambezi River in Barotseland. Stay for the next two nights in the campsite overlooking the Zambezi River. Tiger fishing is the main activity at Kabula. The days’ other adventures could include a ride in an authentic Mokoro (dug out canoe) in search of a Pel’s Fishing Owls nesting site, and later perhaps an island walk or a cultural visit to a nearby traditional Lozi Village. A sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi is also a magnificent experience along with the sounds of the wild, which only Africa can provide. Visit for more information on Kabula Lodge.

Day 4/6: Liuwa Plains
Drive via Kalabo, cross the Lualinga River by hand driven pontoon, and head into Liuwa Plains, one of Africa’s last hidden secrets and spend the next three nights in our bush camp, pitched in one of the beautiful tree islands. This is serious un-commercialized Africa and a once in a lifetime experience for most people. Explore Liuwa Plains in search of Lady Liuwa, the last lioness and be part of the thousands of wildebeest that came down for the calving season on the Plains.

Day 7: Mayukuyuku Campsite
After taking down camp, enjoy a drive back to the pontoon at Kalabo and drive via Mongo to Mayukuyuku campsite on the banks of the Kafue River. This is only an overnight stop, depart early morning for another long drive to Kasanka National park.

Day 8/10: Kasanka National Park
Get ready to depart for Kasanka National Park. It’s quite a long drive of 600 km but the roads are in good condition. Kasanka is situated on the western edge of Lake Bangweulu and is one of Zambia’s smallest parks covering just 420 square kilometers and the only park in Zambia under private management. During November each year five million straw-coloured fruit bats take up residence on one hectare of Kasanka National Park’s Mushitu swamp forest. This is a sighting not to be missed and one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles, if not the worlds’. Camp at Pontoon campsite, which is the largest and closest to the bat forest.

Day 11: Lusaka
Enjoy a drive from Kasanka back into a southerly direction to Lusaka and stay over in the campsite at Eureka Farm. Alternatively you may opt for a chalet at your own cost.

Day 12: Kasane
This is the end of the safari and it’s time to drive via Livingstone to Gazangula and cross the Zambezi by ferry into Botswana. Spend your final night together in the campsite at Chobe Safari Lodge.

Terms and conditions

  • Rates may be subject to change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations
  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is required to confirm booking
  • The balance is due a minimum of 30 days prior to departure
  • Cost is subject to change if any of the service providers increase their prices

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