Bangweulu Wetlands

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Kate
Cape Town, South Africa149 contributions
Beautiful scenery and birdlife
Nov 2021
I visited Bangweulu for a work conservation trip and felt privileged to be able to experience this stunning reserve. The Shoebills were a firm highlight, along with the wonderful people.
Fantastic creatures and nature around.
Written 5 November 2021
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Audr112
Kitwe, Zambia81 contributions
Where the Water Meets the Sky
Jul 2021 • Family
We camped at Nsobe Community Camp in the Bangweulu Wetlands. This is a rustic camp site which opens from May to November each year. 6 campsites with ablutions and a bucket shower (hot water!), and no electricity. (They are in the process of building all weather ambitions. ) This place is very special, and quite different to the rest of Zambia - wetland plains filled with Black lechwe (by the thousands), and plentiful water birds. We counted over 100 wattled cranes in 1 flock. Pelicans, storks, ibis, collared particle amongst others. We took a boat trip in the swamps and even had a sighting of a Shoebill. What a bird! And what an experience. Definitely worth a visit if you are wanting to explore Zambia.....
Written 7 July 2021
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Charles M
San Francisco, CA228 contributions
Unbelievable Experience
Aug 2016 • Friends
Camping out under the stars, seeing herds of black lechwe, walking through the marshy land and over bare reed-fringed land. Then seeing the miracle of the Shoebill Bird. Well worth the 6+ hours drive from Mpika over very rough rutted roads. An adventure for sure.
Written 13 September 2016
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Russell02
United Kingdom137 contributions
A trip to see the Shoebill.......
Jul 2016 • Friends
This is the place to see the Shoebill. But..... we very nearly missed it!! It was 3 time lucky. We had tried twice the previous day and then we made a third - early morning - hike. Over fields, fish-traps, floating vegetation and through a Papyrus swamp but eventually we had a fairly distant glance at this monstrous mysterious bird.
Written 5 July 2016
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pjbphd
Albuquerque, NM58 contributions
You REALLY Have To Want To Get Here!
Aug 2015 • Friends
Driving to Shoebill is NOT easy. It takes time, fortitude, and a GPS. Once you leave the Great North Road is takes at least five hours on unmarked dusty two track roads. Large holes and sandy areas are common and you pass through many impoverished villages. For some reason the locals here seemed a little less inviting than elsewhere in Zambia.

Shoebill camp is run by a private foundation and the camping is extremely primitive. Camp personnel bring water, start a fire and heat the water on site where it is poured into a bucket with a shower head for showers. The outhouse consists of a toilet surrounded by a reed enclosure.
Written 21 August 2015
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Margot P
Korora, Australia1,048 contributions
The home of Black Lechwe
Jul 2014 • Couples
Make sure the road is dry, and if you like wildlife this is an opportunity to see hundreds of black lechwe, Tssesebe and if lucky, shoebills amongst many other species. Only bush camping, nearest provisions and petrol at Mpika.
Written 21 October 2014
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