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Interesting Places Lealui (King's Summer Palace)

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Located in Zambia :: Barotseland
Category: Attraction :: Interesting Places

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Lealui is the summer palace of the Litunga, the Lozi king, and visitors can only visit by obtaining prior permission. At the end of summer, the Litunga moves from Lealui to Limulunga, where he spends winter on higher grounds to avoid the seasonal flooding of the Barotse Floodplains, where Lealui is situated. The move is marked by the Kuamboka ceremony, an important event in Lozi culture. (May-19)

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Address : Liuwa, Zambia

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Visitors to Zambia are advised to have their own personal travel insurance. Local police, hospitals, clinics etc. cannot be relied upon.
Please note that any emergency numbers indicated on our data will be for the local police, hospital, clinic etc. and most of the times, don't work. Many tourism sites show the numbers like 999 for police, they often don’t work.

If you have a medical problem when in Zambia, Specialty Emergency Services has a Call Centre (24 hours). Phone them on 737. This company has offices in Livingstone, Lusaka and Kitwe. But they will fly anywhere to assist if visitors have the right insurance.
If you want to check your insurance, contact SES on [email protected] (http://ses-zambia.com/).

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“A massive bridge has been constructed across the Barotsi Floodplain of the Zambezi River, all the way between Mongu and Katonga. If you zoom in on Google Earth, you can actually see the lengthy bridge. There is a special section that leads to the Lozi king's palace at Lealui.” - Mietsie Visser, 2016/06/22

“Crossing the 50km wide Barotsi Floodplain of the Zambezi River is only possible when it has dried off completely and even then one has to cross muddy water channels. In August 2010 we could not find a campsite in Mongu en route to Liuwa Plains,and drove to the Lozi King's Winter Palace where we asked permission to overnight. The friendly Lozi people looked after us and allowed us to camp at there school. The headmaster even allowed us to charge our camera batteries!” - Mietsie Visser, 2012/05/30

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