Getting There – Liuwa Plain NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Liuwa Plain National Park is located 750km/466mi from Lusaka.

Self-drive to the park is only possible from July to mid-December. Even then, you should check the condition of the road beforehand. You will need to cross the Zambezi by ferry, and if the river is too high, there are no crossings. A sturdy 4x4 is essential, and you’ll need to be fully self-sufficient.

The easiest way to get to Liuwa is to book the all-inclusive package offered by Norman Carr Safaris, who own King Lewanika Lodge – the only lodge in the park- which includes the 2.5 hour transfer through the park from Kalabo Airport (KLB) to the lodge.

International visitors arriving in Zambia, usually fly into Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), located 14km/9mi from the capital, Lusaka. If you are also visiting Victoria Falls, you could fly into Livingstone Airport (LVI) (Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport).

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Proflight offers domestic, scheduled flights from Lusaka to Kalabo. Kalabo Airport (KLB) is the gateway and closest airport to Liuwa Plain NP.

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Zambia page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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