While African Parks proved its sustainability model with its rejuvenation of Majete Wildlife Reserve, it is their Liuwa Plain National Park project in western Zambia that takes the cake for being the most exciting wilderness recovery project underway today.
Liuwa Plain, home to Africa’s second largest wildebeest migration, is the wetland setting for some of the most sensational wildlife viewing and birding on the continent. This was certainly not always the case. Before African Parks took over the facility-less park, shunned by tourists, was being decimated by poachers.
Today, thanks to the investment of time, money and energy by African Parks, the reserve is flourishing with wildlife numbers exploding and a range of new camps and community campsites opening the park up to genuine eco-tourists who enjoy authentic safari experience far from the maddening crowd. Liuwa is a special place of big skies, colourful wild flowers and migrating antelope shadowed by lion, hyena, cheetah and wild dog. Thanks to the dedicated work of African Parks it’s back on the sustainable safaris map once more.
The African Parks strategy of combining business acumen and hands on management as a means to sustainably resurrect critical conservation areas has led to wildlife-rich Liuwa Plain being included in Africa’s Finest. This stunning coffee table book recognises Africa’s top 50 sustainable safari operations from amidst a sea of eco-pretenders. If you’d like to get hold of David Bristow and Colin Bell’s book, then you can order it here.
African Safari Tours
5-Day Tanzania Luxury Safari Tour
$4,307 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti NP, Arusha (End)
5.0/5 – 77 Reviews
4-Day Northern Parks Lodge Comfort
$1,605 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
Shemeji Safari Tanzania
4.7/5 – 226 Reviews
6-Day Luxury Safari Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti
$3,050 to $3,115 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
Lion King Adventures
5.0/5 – 357 Reviews