King Lewanika ā€“ Norman Carr Safaris


Country Zambia

Province National Parks

Area Liuwa Plain

Quick Facts

  • Big 5 Reserve: No
  • Cell Phone Signal: No
  • Child Friendly: No
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Spa: No
  • Swimming pool: No
  • Waterhole: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: No
  • Wi-Fi: No


To the west of Zambia lies its greatest secret; the second biggest wildebeest migration on earth in Liuwa Plain National Park. King Lewanika Lodge is the only permanent camp in this vast Park. Designed by acclaimed architects, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, who also created sister camps, Chinzombo and Miavana, the camp comprises six luxury villas overlooking the vast open savannah.

Liuwa Plain is home to famous Lady Liuwa and her lion pride, thousands of plains game, hundreds of hyena, the apex predator, hunting in clans of up to 50, cheetah and 330 species of birds including endangered wattled cranes in their hundreds

The area has a long and rich history and is the homeland of the Lozi people. The traditional Monarch of the area is the Paramount Chief or King, called the Litunga, meaning ‘keeper or guardian of the earth’. One of the earliest protected areas in Africa, Liuwa Plain was proclaimed a game reserve by the king in the early 1880’s; protected by the Lozi people and used as a royal hunting ground. As the latest addition to Time + Tide’s growing portfolio, the lodge was conceptualized in collaboration with African Parks, the conservation non-profit that manages Liuwa Plain in partnership with the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the Barotse Royal Establishment, to bring unrivalled access and absolute exclusivity to the unspoiled region.

About the company

Time + Tide is a collection of exclusive safaris and remote island adventures across Zambia and Madagascar. From land to sea, Time + Tide pioneers remarkable experiences in undiscovered destinations, showcasing nature’s masterpieces in a simple, sustainable, and meaningful way. Utilizing tourism as a vehicle for social impact, Time + Tide empowers local communities, creating positive change through educational, economic, and environmental efforts in each location.

The owner-operated portfolio consists of Norman Carr Safaris (South Luangwa and Liuwa Plain), Chongwe Safaris (Lower Zambezi) in Zambia and Miavana (Nosy Ankao), the company’s first property in Madagascar.

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