Situated on the north-western edge of the Great Bangweulu Basin lies one of the world’s most impressive wetland systems comprising three main habitats – lake, swamps and floodplains – that together total 15 000km² / 9 320mi². Fittingly, the name Bangweulu means ‘where the water meets the sky’.

The seasonally flooded grass plains bolster a vast variety of aquatic birdlife, including the incredible shoebill stork. Home to an estimated 75 000 black lechwe, the region’s Chimbwe Floodplains become the focal point where thousands of these endemic antelope gather to form one of Africa’s most impressive wildlife congregations.

If the natural tranquillity and peace of Mother Nature is not enough to satisfy your needs, head on out for an exciting safari and grab the opportunity to spot the rare shoebill or become more enriched with a cultural visit to one of the villages that surrounds the area.

With great opportunities and rare experiences, choose from a variety of accommodation options that suit yours needs and top off your authentic African experience. Have your pick from luxury lodges, comfortable chalets and homey B&Bs.

Please note that ‘Rates From’ could be fully inclusive (may include activities such as game drives and walking trails for example) on some listings and not on others. Contact the establishment you are interested in for specific rates.