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Community Camp Katoyana Community Camp (Liuwa Plain NP)

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Located in Zambia :: Barotseland
Category: Camping :: Community Camp

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Description [ correction ]

This campsite is located near the centre of the park. From here you can access eastern areas of the park, like woodlands, plains and pans. Guests can enjoy birdlife and nearby hyena dens.
Cheetah and lion sightings are also seen here frequently.

All community campsites have camp attendants, and wood can be provided, all at a small fee.

You need to be self-sufficient to stay here – bring your own drinking water too.

The campsites are massive, with plenty shade and each with a large lapa. There are 5 camping sites here, with a maximum of 4 to 6 people allowed per site, and 2 vehicles per site.

Reservation mandatory.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  44km or 2h00 N of Kalabo (of which 44km is 4WD), Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
Contact :  African Parks
Cell :  +260(0)97 801 7372
Cell2 :  +260(0)96 416 8394
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Time Information [ correction ]
Subject to Seasonal Operation. :  Park is open from May/June to December. Contact the African Parks office for more info on access in May or June - as it will depend on the rainfall.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  7.00
Maximum Rate :  15.00
Updated for :  2019
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency
Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :  USD

General Information [ correction ]
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Facilities [ correction ]
Camping, Child Friendly, Landing Strip Nearby, Motorbikes Not Welcome
Frequented by Tour Groups :  Yes

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Number of Sites :    5
Facilities :    Shaded Sites
Shower Facilities :    Cold Showers Only
Toilet Facilities :    Flush Toilets
Wood Available :    Yes
Is water available? :    Yes
Is water drinkable? :    No

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Guided Walks, Bird Watching, Photography
Game to View :  Hyena. Lion. Cheetah. Wildebeest
Notes on Activities :  Self-drive game viewing, there are no game drives. (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Main Route :  4WD Track
Closest Town :  Kalabo

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

From Kalabo there is a pontoon taking you across the Luanginga river to enter the Game Management Area (GMA) on the other side (note that this area is not managed by African Parks). It is very sandy on the other side of the river, and you will only reach the actual park boundary after about 45 minutes of driving. (2019).

Flying in: The park has its own airstrip inside the park, but does not offer commercial flight services. Permission to use this airstrip must be obtained in writing from African Parks. (2019).

Caravans & Trailers: Only off-road trailers and off-road caravans under 2000 GVM are allowed in the park. You have to get permission before hand. (2019).

The campsite does have radios in the case of emergency. (2019).

There is no fuel station in Kalabo which is the last town you pass through to reach the park from the south. Mongu is the nearest town to Kalabo, where you can purchase fuel. (2019).

The park does provide a road map upon entry into the park. African Parks do suggest a GPS as obligatory for navigation within the park.

There are tribal communities living in the park, they fish and tend to their animals in the park. (2019).

The Liuwa Plain National Park headquarters / African Parks offices, are in Kalabo. (2019).

It takes approximately 2h30min travelling time from Kalabo to Katoyana campsite.

You will only find basic supplies in Kalabo (eg. Tomatoes, onions etc), as well as a bakery. But you cannot depend on this. (2019).
The nearby town of Mongu is well stocked up. There is a well stocked Shoprite, bakeries, butcheries and stores selling camping, hardware and automotive supplies. (2019).

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“Great camp with reed shower and toilet. Guide pumps water from a well and heats water for your shower. He has a great knowledge of Liuwa's trees and can teach you all about the Lozi people's customs.” - Mietsie Visser, 2012/04/11

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