The Liuwa Plains National Park lies in the Western Province of Zambia, west of the Barotse floodplain.
The park is governed by Africa Parks, Zambia Wildlife Authority and the traditional government 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”.
This is a true wilderness, and Liuwa Plain is characterized by seasonally flooded grassy plains dotted with woodland islands and pans. Liuwa hosts the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa, offering spectacular sights of thousands of animals. Amongst other game found in the park are roan antelope, zebra, red lechwe, tsessebe, buffalo and eland. It also supports globally important bird populations with more than 330 bird species recorded. Storks, cranes and other water birds come in their hundreds, including the beautiful crowned crane and the majestic wattle crane. Predators include African wild dogs, cheetah, spotted hyena and lion.
These vast open plains, spectacular views, contrasting colours and the abundant wildlife and birdlife, makes for fantastic photographic opportunities.