Isangano National Park
Situated in the Northern province of Zambia – the Isangano National Park is a small park close to the Bangweulu swamps.
The park offers a different kind of appeal to many of Zambia’s other parks. It’s composed of mainly low-lying floodplains and flat well-watered grassland. The western side forms part of the Bangweulu wetlands which comes along with seasonal flooding and a profusion of birdlife.
The area was declared a national park and protected reserve in 1972, but unfortunately, the park went into decline many years ago due to the consequences of a lack of funds, infrastructure, support and management – resulting in little wildlife and infrastructure in the park. However, since July 2007, the Zambian government started to take steps to preserve the wetlands and develop a viable community-friendly wildlife reserve. The opportunity exists to conserve and resuscitate park back to its former status as a fully-fledged National Park
As Zambia’s least visited wetland park, the bonus of this serene and tranquil park is that it is far away from bumbling crowds and offers a lush green setting and undisturbed forest silence.
The park lacks a maintained internal road network, but if you visit – it is advised to look further west to the Bangweulu area.