Day 1: Meet up in Kasane in Botswana. Camp in Kasane
Day 2: From Kasane cross border into Zambia at Kazangula. ( Alternative border crossing is via Ngoma to Katima Mulilo ) From Kazangula to Western Zambia and camp at Ngonye campsite.
Day 3: Ngonye campsite via Kalangola and take a hidden road alongside Barotse floodplains. Wild camp in the Teak forest
The Barotse Floodplain also known as the Bulozi Plain, Lyondo or the Zambezi Floodplain is one of Africa’s greatwetlands, on the Zambezi River in the Western Province of Zambia. It is a designated Ramsar site, regarded as being of high conservation value.The name recognises the floodplain as spawning the culture and way of life of the Lozi people, “Rotse” being a variant of Lozi, and “Ba” meaning “people”. They became a powerful kingdom in Central/Southern Africa under their King or Litunga, Lewanika, whose realm extended up to 300 km from the plain and was called Barotseland.
Day 4: Take the last stretch on the thick sand track and arrive at Kalabo round lunch time. Book in and cross the river by ferry. Arrive at our campsite in Liuwa late afternoon. Camp Liuwa
Liuwa Plain is situated on the upper Zambezi floodplains of western Zambia and is bounded by the Luambimba and Luanginga Rivers. Liuwa is characterised by seasonally flooded grassy plains dotted with woodland islands. Although it was only given nationalpark status in 1972, Liuwa has one of the oldest conservation histories in Africa. Originally proclaimed by the King of Barotseland in the early 1880s, it was historically used as a royal hunting ground and was protected by the Lozi people. Liuwa hosts the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa, offering spectacular sights of thousands of animals. Herds of zebra, tsessebe and lechwe also graze the plains and are stalked by predators such as wild dog, hyena, cheetah and lion. Liuwa also supports globally important bird populations, with more than 330 bird species recorded here.
Day 5: Game drive around in Liuwa. Camp Liuwa
Day 6: Last day in Liuwa. Camp Liuwa
Day 7: Pack up camp and drive back to the ferry crossing. From Kalabo take the the new road back to Mongu. Group says farewell in Mongu and everybody decides their own way back.
Options from Liuwa:
- Back to Katima Mulilo
- Tiger fishing at Sioma falls area
- For the more adventurous further North from Mongu via the muddy Luena flood plains to the Congo border where the source of the Mighty Zambezi river is. Add another 7 nights from Mongu back to Kasane in Botswana
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