Matamanene is a simple and isolated research camp with few bells and whistles, but the draw of Liuwa Plain has always been the vast emptiness, the unique feeling of isolation, and the stunning bird life.
Matamanene is the only permanent safari camp in the entirety of Liuwa Plain National Park – and it’s tiny! Previously a rangers’ camp, this remote bush camp has just four tents and accommodates no more than 8 guests at a time, making it among the most exclusive camps in Africa. Matamanene is set in a small copse of trees right in the heart of Liuwa Plain NP. This unique setting, in one of Africa’s wildest safari parks, is its main appeal,
Guests are accommodated in raised canvas tents, complete with en-suite bathrooms (with hot and cold running water). The tents are spacious and widely spaced apart, offering a good level of privacy.Though the main attraction is the surrounding wilderness, Matamanene’s small size makes it a pleasant camp in which to simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. When you’re not out on safari or lounging on your tent porch, there’s a sizable central mess area with a thatched bar and dining area as well as a small library, while the campfire is the perfect spot to unwind with your fellow guests after an exciting day in the bush!
- Day Game Drives
- Guided Walks
- Private bathroom
- Seating area
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Liuwa National Park
This remote park in the far west is pristine wilderness, which, to the ardent bush-lover, is its biggest attraction, and the rewards are great indeed.
The game is spread out across the plains and takes some driving around to find, but to come upon a vast herd of blue wildebeest, a prowling wild dog, or a pride of dozing lions in this forgotten piece of Africa is especially fitting because of its completely natural and uncommercialised state.
The birdlife is abundant and the very dramatic storms and lightning rising up on the horizon, contrasting with the green and gold grasslands, create spectacular views and fantastic photographic opportunities.