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Matamanene Camp
Matamanene Camp
Matamanene Camp
Matamanene Camp
Matamanene Camp
Matamanene Camp

Matamanene Camp: Our full report

Liuwa Plain National Park only sees a handful of visitors each year - it's one of Africa's true wilderness areas.

Previously adapted for use by visitors on a temporary basis, Matamanene Camp has now reverted back to a researchers' camp.

The camp is built around one of the small tree islands that mark the plains, and for much of the year the camp retains its function of providing accommodation for African Parks rangers and researchers from the Luiwa Plains Carnivore Project.

The camp was previously operated by Norman Carr Safaris, however, travellers to this area can now stay at Time + Tide's King Lewanika Lodge, a new permanent camp in the heart of the park, which opened in early 2017.


Our view

Matamanene is a simple and isolated research camp with few bells and whistles, but the draw of Liuwa Plain has always been the vast emptiness, the unique feeling of isolation, and the stunning birdlife. At the end of 2016 the camp reverted back to a researchers camp. Trips to Liuwa now incorporate King Lewanika Lodge, a new permanent camp in the park, which opened in early 2017.

Chris McIntyre

Chris McIntyre

Zambia expert

Geographics

Location
Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
Directions

Accessible by
Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities

Children

Attitude towards children
Notes
This camp isn't suitable for children under 12 years old.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Medical care
Closest doctor is probably in the mission station at Kalabo - 3 hours' very bumpy drive from Liuwa.
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety

Extras

Disabled access
Not Possible

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King Lewanika Lodge

King Lewanika Lodge

King Lewanika Lodge, opened in 2017, is the only permanent safari camp in Liuwa Plain National Park.


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