You Can Still Safari During Zambia's Off Season

Wildebeest at King Lewanika Lodge

This fall, one of the largest wildebeest migrations in the world will take place in Western Zambia. Although it’s traditionally considered offseason, Time + Tide's newly opened King Lewanika Lodge in the Liuwa Plain Reserve and a new direct flight path make the region more accessible this time of year.  

Previously inaccessible to travelers, the migration can be seen via safari experience through the lodge and Africa Parks. Thanks to conservation of the park, the area has become popular for wildlife encounters. From November through May, 20,000 wildebeest will remain three kilometers from the lodge.

Open-front accommodations at King Lewanika Lodge 

King Lewanika Lodge opened earlier this year as the first and only permanent lodging in Liuwa Plain National Park, according to Time + Tide. It was then the latest addition to the portfolio, and was created with help from African Parks, a non-profit that works with Zambian Department of Nation Parks and Wildlife to preserve the region.

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The property is run totally by solar power and was built using sustainable materials like grass, thatch, and recycled composite. There are six open-front tented luxury villas, including a standout two-bedroom villa, scattered along the fringes of the outside of the floodplains. Each villa has its own deck, along with indoor and outdoor showers. At max, the property can host 15 guests, making it great for those looking for a private getaway. 

Guests staying in Zambia can explore the abundance of wildlife with guides including hyena, zebra, buffalo, red lechwe, tsessebe herds, more than 300 bird species, lions, and cheetah. Day and night drives in open vehicles are available, as well as walking tours. 

Time + Tide is a collection of exclusive safaris and remote island adventures across Zambia and Madagascar.

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