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22/08/2019

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Located in the upper Congo River basin in Zambia, the Bangweulu system covers an almost completely flat area.

Bangweulu means “where the water meets the sky”.

David Livingstone, died here in 1873.

This is one of the world’s greatest wetland systems which comprise Lake Bangweulu, the Bangweulu Swamps and the Bangweulu Flats or floodplain.

It is an area of a watery paradise with very unique vegetation, wildlife and birdlife.

Bangweulu Swamps


Adding to the beauty of the Bangweulu Swamps is the elegant and elusive black lechwe antelope dotting the wetlands.

What to See:

The swamps and reed islands are popularly known as the home of the rare birds such as:

  • Shoebill Stork
  • Spur winged goose
  • sacred and glossy ibis
  • black crowned night heron
  • bee-eaters
  • fly-catchers and the
  • saddle-billed stork