Liuwa Plains Exploration
FROM PRICE: $ 3375 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 2700
The Liuwa Plains in Zambia are immense, truly remote, completely flat and brimming with birds and home to huge numbers of animals, and absolutely worth joining this expeditions to see.
Is it true the world is flat? You'll believe it when you visit the Liuwa Plains.
Liuwa Plains, Zambia - 4 nights/5 days.
Where is it?
The Liuwa Plains are far in the west of Zambia and are part of the Zambezi floodplains. It is extremely hard to get to which is why it is so undeveloped.
A little known fact is the area hosts the third largest migration of wildebeest in Africa although it isn't a true migration but rather a massive gathering of large numbers of herbivores at certain times of the year.
What is the best time of year to go?
The main safari season is from May to end of October. This is when the bush is drying out and the animals are easier to see. Temperatures are warm by day (25 degrees Celsius) and cool by night. May/June/July are the best months with clear skies, autumnal colours and very few bugs. The animals are fat and healthy at the end of the rainy season with abundant grass.
Up to 35,000 blue wildebeest move between the western boundary and the centre of the plains. You tend to see large herds of up to a 1000 wildebeest, with zebra and sometimes tsessebe amongst them.
The bird life throughout the year is magnificent. It is home to large groups of crowned crane, sometime numbering several hundred and often mingling with the many wattled cranes that are never far from view.
Bustards, both Denham and white-bellied, are common and secretary birds stalk the plains. The water birds are diverse in species and the sheer numbers are staggering. Flocks containing hundreds of pelicans, egrets, spoonbills, yellow and open billed storks gather at the pans, which are often a white carpet of water lilies.
The waders run around the shores of these pans keeping any birder occupied for hours. In December the resident birds are joined by many thousands of migrants passing through.
How to get there
The trip starts and ends in Lusaka. Trips depart on set dates, please enquire with us for exact dates.
Tips and Notes
Rates include: accommodation, all activities, bar, airport transfers, national parks fees, laundry.
Rates exclude: internal flights to and from Lusaka (US$1140 per person), international flights, airport taxes, tips and insurance.
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