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Bangweulu Bay Lodge

Samfya, Zambia
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Lake Bangweulu in Northern Zambia boasts a rarity in a land-locked country — a beach! Here you'll find blue water with rolling white sands, and a haven for relaxation called Bangweulu Bay Lodge. The safari lodge is also close to the Bangweulu Swamps, with its unique wildlife like the Black Lechwe and the rare Shoebill. This is a beautifully remote and untouched part of Zambia. In the local language Bangweulu means 'where the water meets the sky'. This is a beautifully remote and untouched part of Zambia. This is a place to come and restore your soul.

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Here you can be at one with nature. Bangweulu Bay Lodge is a perfect restful ending to an adventurous holiday in Zambia, or for long weekends and family get togethers. Bangweulu Bay Lodge is small, comfortable and has a rustic feel. This safari lodge is made up of just three chalets, all with a lake view.

In the local language Bangweulu means 'where the water meets the sky'.

Bangweulu Bay Lodge is made up of just three chalets, all with a lake view. Each en suite chalet has a double bed and a single bed, accommodating up to three guests. A solar-powered geyser ensures a constant supply of hot running water.

The near by mangrove thicket bustles with inquisitive vervet monkeys which can be very entertaining. Activities take full advantage of the unusual setting and include Hobie cat sailing, island boat trips and fishing.

Lake Bangweulu habitat and wildlife

These swamps are the only place you'll find the endemic Black Lechwe antelope (they are found here in herds of several thousand) and one of the best places to see the rare Shoebill, a stork-like bird, one of Africa's most sort after birds.

Bangweulu is one of the world's great wetland systems, comprising Lake Bangweulu, the Bangweulu Swamps and the Bangweulu Flats or floodplain. . The Bangweulu system is fed by about 17 rivers of which the Chambishi (the source of the Congo River) is the largest. It is drained by only one river, the Luapula. With a length of 75 Kilometres and a width of up to 40 Kilometres, Lake Bangweulu's permanent open water surface is about 3,000 Kilometres squared. This area expands during the wet season between November and March, when it reaches 15,000 square Kilometres.

About Amazing Zambia

Bangweulu Bay Lodge is operated and run by Amazing Zambia, a tourism programme that seeks to merge tourism with rural development and nature conservation. Since Amazing Zambia actively supports local development, staying at Bangweulu Bay Lodge gives you the opportunity to make a real difference. With the help of international experts, Amazing Zambia encourages local ownership and management as part of its investment.

On site activities include

  • Hobie cat sailing
  • Island boat trips
  • Fishing
  • Endemic black lechwe antelope spotting
  • Rare shoebill stork spotting

About the Bangweulu Swamps

  • One of the world's great wetland systems
  • Fed by 17 rivers
  • Drained by one river
  • 75 Kilometres long
  • Up to 40 Kilometres wide
  • Permanent open water of about 3,000 Km²
  • When in flood this area expands to 15,000 Km²
  • Floods November to March
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