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Rare Opportunity to Witness The Kuomboka Festival, Zambia

This generally annual occasion has not taken place for the last three years as an outcome of poor rainfall, but this year’s occasion is set up to take place on 8th April– just after the opening of the neighboring King Lewanika Lodge.About The Kuomboka Festival– When the Zambezi River floodings the levels , it produces a deep shallow river. The Losi people relocate to higher ground during this duration and the Kuomboka is seen as a ritualistic event to note it. Commonly the Losi King of the Barotse people, the Barotse Royal Household and also his Queen are ferried on two substantial black-and-white stripped canoes and paddled by 50 oarsmen from their reduced location to their high palace during the festival.It is an extraordinary experience, packed loaded with outstanding views and also sounds including the defeating Royal Maoma drums and boatmen singing ancient folktales. It is uncommon for the date to be revealed ahead of time that makes this year’s festival even more compelling.About King Lewanika Lodge: Opening 1 st April 2017, King Lewanika Lodge is a brand-new deluxe lodge in Zambia’s remote Liuwa Plain National Park.

Establish on the upper Munde stream

, a website chosen for its sweeping panoramas and total wildlife immersion, the lodge will make up six exclusive suites including a two bedroomed family suite, with the capacity to fit 15 visitors. Named after the Barotse King who announced Liuwa Plain as a safeguarded area in the 1880s, and designed by well-known engineers, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the new lodge is set to flaunt a streamlined style and also exclusivity like few others in Zambia.Located on the upper Zambezi flooding level in western Zambia, Liuwa Plain National Park is bounded by the Luambimba as well as Luanginga rivers. This huge, remote as well as untamed expanse of verdant plain has a big wild animals populace, consisting of the well-known Liuwa lions, the 2nd largest wildebeest movement in Africa, and burgeoning populaces of cheetah, hyena and also wild pet. It is residence to five of the fastest, biggest and also rarest African antelope: roan, eland, oribi, tsessebe as well as red lechwe, along with over 330 bird species.Activities readily available will certainly include night and day game drives, guided walks, preservation video game drives with the Zambia Carnivore Programme research study group, and also boating/canoeing when water degrees permit. King Lewanika Lodge will certainly be open April
to mid-July and October to end-December( with plans to open in Feb/March in the future ). 5 evenings available idea Aardvark Safaris from$ 5,605( ₤ 4,477) each, based on two grownups sharing. Price consists of 4nights full board holiday accommodation at King Lewanika Lodge, one night B&B at Latitudes in Lusaka, internal transfers and also trips, standard bar drinks as well as home white wines, park fees and also safari activities. For reserving or further details, get in touch with Aardvark Safaris 01980 849160 Image credit: Time+ Tide/ Uncaged Africa

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