New flight boosts access to Liuwa Plain

Photo Credit: Norman Carr Safaris

Proflight Zambia has launched a new domestic route to Kalabo in Western Province. The new route will be operated twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday mornings by Cessna Caravan with a capacity of eight passengers, servicing the new Norman Carr Safaris’ lodge, King Lewanika’s Camp in Liuwa Plain, as well as opening up business links.

The two-and-a-half hour flight compares with a 12-hour 900km journey by road.

“The flight schedule will operate between March to June and October to December to begin with; these dates coincide with the preferred times to visit Liuwa Plain for the wildebeest migration,” says Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs, Capt. Philip Lemba.

Flights will depart from Lusaka oat 08h15 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in Kalabo at 10h45 and returning from Kalabo at 11h05 to arrive in Lusaka at 13h35, providing connections onto Livingstone, Lusaka, Mfuwe, Ndola and Solwezi, as well as international connections to flights operated by Proflight, SAA, Kenya Airways and Emirates.