Time + Tide King Lewanika

Liuwa Plains is one of the undiscovered secrets of Zambia. King Lewanika is the only permanent lodge in the park making it, its own piece of remote bush paradise. The endless grassy plains are home to huge herds of antelope with the second largest wildebeest migration, taking place in November. The open planes are the perfect spot for Cheetah, wild dog and there is a growing population of lion in the area hailing from the famous Lady Liuwa Lioness who has several documentaries made about her record long life.

The lodge boasts just 6 expansive luxury villas all built on raised platforms, providing you with uninterrupted views of the park, without any crowds.

Fast Facts


Liuwa Plains


5 villas + 1 family villa (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)

Great for

Wildlife and landscape photography

Children welcome

Yes. Minimum age 5


Late October to mid-July

Ideal length of stay

3-4 nights to combine with flights




Yes. Limited

(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


Pricing categories explained

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features

Remote / photography

King Lewanika is the only permanent lodge in Liuwa, from the sprawling rolling landscapes to the extensive wildlife it is one of the few places you can have incredible landscape and wildlife photography. With backdrops of stormy skies over grassy fields, shadowed outlines of the unique antelope species against sunsets all make for the perfect shots of contrasted beauty. The beauty of the place is how undiscovered it is, as there is just one lodge here it remains in its wild untouched state offering stunning opportunities to explore unseen areas.


It will come as no surprise that African Parks has stepped in to help protect this unique and special area. Time + Tide have a long history of being heavily involved in conservation projects at all their locations and King Lewanika is no exception. Helping bring tourism to the area to promote the increasing wildlife and looking after the local people, these two power houses of conservation joined forces to make sue this secret savannah remains at its wildest best. With a big effort on lion conservation the population is now much healthier than a few years ago when there was just one lonely female on the plains who after 17 long years of ruling the plains sadly passed away in 2017.

Due to its massive size and open plains there are great populations of cheetah and wild dog as well as the huge herds of plains game…it is quite amazing to come across these massive herds on the horizon! From some rare species such as the serval and incredible bird life it is the place to find unique and rare wildlife.


Built by the same architect of Chinzombo, King Lewanika keeps all the opulence of its sister camp with the charm of canvas walls in keeping with the bush surroundings. The sweeping villas take inspiration from the surrounding plains with uninterrupted views of the vast plains. Each tent is slightly raised to ensure you are above some of the areas wetlands which only adds to its charm. From huge indoor and outdoor bathrooms, to the large beds, decking and areas to relax between drives it really is a special place.

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