WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT Liuwa Plains NATIONAL PARK
- See clans of hyenas of up to 60 animals
- Spot 300 species of birds, including the rare and endangered wattled and crowned cranes
- Admire the plains game that flourishes here, with red lechwes, zebras and wildebeests all seen in their thousands
- Witness the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa
- Meet Lady Liuwa, once the park's last remaining lion
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT LIUWA PLAINS NATIONAL PARK
One of Zambia's - if not Africa's - most remote parks, the Liuwa Plains National Park lies in the far west of Zambia, close to the Angolan border. Proclaimed a game reserve in the 1880s, by the king of the local Lozi people, it was once used as a royal hunting ground.
Seasonal flooding inundates these fertile grasslands, which are dotted with enclaves of native woodland. Although home to relatively few predators, the park is famed for its sizeable clans of hyenas. And thanks to patient conservation and reintroduction work, the solitary life of the last remaining lion, Lady Liuwa, is no longer so solitary. The plains are now home to a small pride, consisting of two young females, two cubs and a resident male.
BEYOND THE ORDINARY
Track wild dogs, lions, cheetahs and hyaenas with researchers from the Zambian Carnivore Program.