King Lewanika Camp
Feel the rhythm drummed by the hooves of migrating wildebeest, the wing beats of cranes taking flight and the distant rumble of a thunderstorm on the horizon. Take in the sea of wildflowers stretching out across the savannah. Get up close and personal with a clan of curious hyenas.
This camp is named after King Lewanika of the Lozi people, who proclaimed Liuwa Plain a protected area in the early 1880s, making it one of the earliest game reserves in Africa. Today it remains an unspoilt area, hosting a pageant of rare game and wild beauty.
The only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, its six open-front villas (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family villa) are the essence of pure and simple luxury.
Built using local techniques and sustainable materials, they run on solar power and are furnished using vintage leather, cotton and canvas—a nod to old-world safari days. Designed to completely immerse you in the vast landscape, each has an indoor and outdoor shower, a comfortable lounge and a verandah, all with stunning views over the plains.
Take a deep breath in as you look out over the curving horizon from the serene main lounge. Dine on dishes that combine the rich cultural and natural heritage of Zambia with inspiration from around the world. Warm yourself by the campfire under an endless dome of stars while listening to the legend of Lady Liuwa, matriarch of the local lion pride.
The area is a photographer’s dream, with every season offering a different backdrop for capturing the robust wildlife. Join our award-winning guides on an intimate safari excursion to admire some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife—including a growing cheetah population—on foot, in a vehicle or by canoe (in season).
Built and operated by Time + Tide, the lodge was conceptualised in collaboration with African Parks, the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife, and the Barotse Royal Establishment.