This pristine wilderness is found in the remote far west of Zambia, which to the bush fundi is possibly the biggest attraction. The name apparently originated from a legend. ‘Liuwa’ in the local dialect means walking stick, and the legend relates how Litunga (a Lozi King) planted his walking stick in the soil of the plain and it grew into a mutata tree. The legendary tree can still be seen.
The vast majority of this park is made up of golden undulating grass with a sprinkling of exotic palm trees, tree belts and the occasional pan. The game in this unusual park is as prolific as the birdlife. Often you will come unexpectedly on a pride of lion, a herd of blue wildebeest or even a pack of wild dogs.
This completely natural park has dramatic storms, which could have been taken from a Shakespearean play with great lightening bolts and dramatic thunder. This park of lush green and flowing gold is well worth a visit for the enthusiastic naturalist.