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Liuwa Plain National Park is 3 660km2 of sheer beauty on the Zambian flood plains. This African treasure has been under the protection and guiding light of African Parks since 2003 and should be on your list of destinations to go to in Africa.

If you would like a break of the commercialised Maasai Mara, Liuwa is home to the world’s second largest migration of wildebeest, and the plains are not only flooded with water but also over-flowing with large herds of zebra, tsessebe and lechwe.

© Michelle Attala/African Parks
© Michelle Attala/African Parks
© Frans Schepers/ African Parks
© Frans Schepers/ African Parks

And not too far behind this bountiful array of herbivores are the big predators: wild dog, lion, hyena and cheetah.

© Dale Morris/ African Parks
© Dale Morris/ African Parks

Lady Liuwa made famous by Nat Geo Wild’s the ‘The Last Lioness’.

© Frans Schepers/ African Parks
© Frans Schepers/ African Parks
© Dale Morris/ African Parks
© Dale Morris/ African Parks
@ Paul Godard/ African Parks/
@ Paul Godard/ African Parks/

This reserve is also bustling with birdlife and is home to more than 330 bird species of birds.

© Dale Morris/ African Parks
© Dale Morris/ African Parks

The Lozi people are one of Zambia’s 70 tribes. They live on the periphery of the park utilising the grazing lands, reeds for the making of mats and fishing in the shallow waters. African Parks has implemented a ‘fishing plan’ with the cooperation of the Lozi people in order to prevent over-fishing and to prevent illegal fishing practices.

© Paul Godard/ African Parks
© Paul Godard/ African Parks
© Peter Fearnhead/ African Parks
© Peter Fearnhead/ African Parks

Each year when the floods arrive the Lozi tribe migrates to higher ground in a traditional festival known as ‘Kuomboka’.

© Noeline Tredoux/ African Parks
© Noeline Tredoux/ African Parks
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