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Set in a small island of trees in the heart of the Liuwa Plains National Park, Matamanene Camp provides comfortable accommodation in one of the earliest protected areas in Africa.

Four spacious and comfortable fixed tents stand in a patch of forest surrounded by plains. Each tent offers a twin or double bed and an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water, and is strategically sited on a concrete base under a tree to provide shade. The chitenje, or large central area, houses a small library, bar, seating area and dining area, with a campfire area just outside.

With a maximum capacity of only eight guests, you are assured an intimate experience – frankly you are unlikely to see anyone else during your stay in Liuwa. Accompanied by veteran Norman Carr safari guides, you can enjoy the rich birdlife (of up to 330 species), observe herds of wildebeest, and even follow cheetah hunting on the plains. 

Key info

This accommodation is located in:

Liuwa Plain National Park

Liuwa is a pristine wilderness. Its wooded areas offer excellent birding, especially during the October rains when the remote grasslands are a carpet of wild flowers. And the rains bring wildebeest, mingled with zebra, from across the Angolan border for Africa’s second largest migration.

  • Where: Western Province
  • Ideal for viewing: African wildcat, serval, steenbok, tsessebe, wild dog
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching