Time + Tide King Lewanika

King Lewanika is a luxury lodge nestled into a wooded island in the heart of the VAST open plains OF Liuwa Plains National Park.

King Lewanika is the only permanent lodge in the Liuwa Plains National Park, and due to its position in the heart of the plains away from public camp sites it does offer the best possible Liuwa experience. The camp is arguably a little more luxurious than is needed in such a remote and specialist destination, but being built from scratch the owners decided to build to a level that will last, and we have no doubt that guests enjoy the extra comforts! The camp has a tranquil and exclusive feel, with lovely views out over the plains. However, choosing whether to visit Liuwa is all about the park itself, rather than the accommodation, and if you decide that you wish to visit Liuwa, then this is the best place to stay. The Liuwa Plains are magical and offer something different and special for anyone who has travelled around Africa a lot, and enjoys birding and exclusive wilderness.


King Lewanika is located in the southern section of the park, and offers the only permanent accommodation in Liuwa. The luxury camp offers accommodation for 14 guests in six modern and spacious tented suites, one of which…


The Liuwa Plain National Park is located on the extreme western edge of Zambia along the Angolan border. The vast plains, formerly the hunting grounds for Lozi kings, was proclaimed a National Park in 1972 and is largely…


King Lewanika as a camp is quite suitable for families and their family unit is perfect for families wishing to sleep under one roof. However the nature of this specialist destination means that it is unlikely to be chosen for a typical…

Conservation & community

Time + Tide, owners of King Lewanika, operate the Time + Tide Foundation which connects their lodges with neighbouring communities. The projects undertaken by the Foundation reinforce conservation, health and education…

LocationLiuwa Plains National Park
AccessTwice weekly scheduled flight (or Charter flight any day) into Matiamanene
OpenMid October to mid July
Camp StyleSafari lodge
FocusBirding / Wilderness / Exclusivity / Scenery
ChildrenVariable policy
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Canoeing (in season) / Walking / Cultural visits / Birding
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6 (usually 4)
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms6 tented suites (including 1 family suite)
Family Accommodation1 two bedroomed family suite
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingStanding fan
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal & private
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard