Matamanene Camp in the beautiful, remote wilderness of Liuwa Plain National Park in western Zambia, has had a makeover! The park’s large cats have even taken it upon themselves to break in the new furniture. Lions were seen romping on the sofas of the refurbished guest areas and a cheetah even turned up on the opening day to check out the new look.
Lady Liuwa’s cronies might have had different taste in material after what they did to these sofas:
New beds and linen have been introduced into the five tented suites, new flooring has been installed and the bathrooms have been stylishly renovated. New crystal glasses serve up favourite guest tipples at scenic sundowner spots ahead of abundant, three-course dinners eaten off elegant crockery in the campsite every night. There are even new land rovers to take guests on game drives and, for the energetically inclined, new walking routes to get up close to the wildlife in the company of experienced guides.
Home to the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa, Liuwa is also famous for a lion pride that has evolved around world famous matriarch, Lady Liuwa. Clans of up to 50 hyenas, wild dog packs, herds of buffalo, zebra and red lechwe and more than 300 bird species also call the park home. Twitchers can expect to see hundreds of pelicans, crowned and wattled cranes, and skimmers to name but a few.
Award-winning safari operators, Norman Carr Safaris, are running a series of exclusive four and five night fly-in packages to Liuwa, staying at the revamped Matamanene Camp, during May, June, July, October, November and December. The camp will accommodate a maximum of eight guests. For more details email Norman Carr Safaris
For more about conservation in Liuwa read: Living Wild in Liuwa