Nestled in the heart of Zambia, Liuwa Plain National Park emerges as an unspoiled gem, revealing its true essence during the enchanting month of November.
Liuwa Plain National Park remains one of Africa's best-kept secrets. Its untouched landscapes sprawl across a vast 3,500 square miles, making it the ideal destination for travellers seeking an authentic African safari experience.
November ushers in a magical time in Liuwa Plain, marked by the transition from dry to wet season. This is a period of renewal, as the parched earth receives the first drops of rain, transforming it into a lush, green wonderland. The temperature is mild, and the skies often adorned with dramatic cloud formations, making it a photographer's dream.
With the arrival of the rains, the plains burst into life. The fresh vegetation attracts an abundance of herbivores, which, in turn, draw in predators such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. November presents a unique chance to witness a diverse array of wildlife interactions and predator-prey dynamics, as well as "Africa's other great migration".
While most people associate the wildebeest migration with the Serengeti in Tanzania, Liuwa Plain offers a more intimate and exclusive encounter with this incredible natural phenomenon. As the rains breathe life into the plains, thousands of wildebeests and other herbivores gather here in search of fresh grazing grounds.
For avid birdwatchers, Liuwa Plain in November is nothing short of paradise. The wet season brings an influx of migratory bird species, adding to the already diverse resident bird population. The wetlands and lagoons teem with waders, waterfowl, and other avian treasures, making it a haven for ornithologists and enthusiasts.
November is a shoulder season in Liuwa Plain, meaning fewer tourists than during the peak months. This tranquility allows you to connect with nature on a profound level, with the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. It's an opportunity to escape the crowds and truly savor the unspoiled beauty of this pristine ecosystem.
Images: Time + Tide King Lewanika