Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia

The Bangweulu wetlands are located mostly within Zambia's Northern Province. Bangweulu means "where the water sky meets the sky" and belongs to the world's most important swamplands.



People - Wildlife

Fisher village in the swamps

Children playing in the swamps...

... surrounded by pure nature

Illegal: fish trap made out of mosquito nets

The local fisher men...

... live in simple huts...

... in small villages.

Fisher man's hut

The women stay at home...

... to keep the household.

The water is too deep to ride a bicycle

Paddling along a channel

Fisher in the swamps

Waiting for the plane to depart...

... surrounded by the whole village.


African Spoonbill

Yellow-billed Stork

Flying artist - Little Egret

Reed Cormorant taking off ...

... flying ...

... about to land.

Wattled Crane

Glossy Ibis taking off

Glossy Ibises passing by

Little Bee-eater

African Sacred Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

African Sacred Ibis

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)

One of the reasons for our visit in the Bangweulu Wetlands


Elephants in the swamps

A herd of Black Lechwe

Black Lechwe

Black Lechwe

Black Lechwe

Black Lechwe

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