While most of us probably love the thought of travels on safari, it can be an intimidating venture – particularly if you’ve never experienced real wilderness before. To make things easier, why not head out in luxury? Set to open in April this year, the King Lewanika Lodge is a brand new luxury lodge in Zambia’s remote Liuwa Plain National Park.
Featuring sweeping vistas and complete wildlife immersion, the King Lewanika Lodge is set to boast a sleek elegance and exclusivity like few other accommodations in Zambia can offer. Set on the upper Munde stream, the lodge will compromise of six exclusive villas, including a two bedroomed family villa, with the capacity to accommodate 15 guests.
Located on the upper Zambezi flood plain in western Zambia, the lodge is so named after the Barotse King who proclaimed nearby Liuwa Plain as a protected area in the 1880s. The new lodge has been designed by acclaimed architects, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, to ensure comfort while still offering the best Zambian wilderness experience possible.
Naturally guided walks and conservation game drives feature heavily on the ‘to-do list’ with the Liuwa Plain National Park consisting of vast, remote and untamed expanses of grassy plain. As such, it has a huge wildlife population, including the famous Liuwa lions, the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa, and burgeoning populations of cheetah, hyena and wild dog.
It’s also home to five of the fastest, largest and rarest African antelope, as well as over 330 bird species. Boating and canoeing are also options when the water levels permit thanks to the nearby Luambimba and Luanginga rivers.
The King Lewanika Lodge in Zambia is available to book through Aardvark Safaris from £860 per person per night, which includes full board accommodation, standard bar drinks and house wines, park fees and safari activities. For more info, head over to the Aardvark Safaris Website.