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Mweru Wantipa National Park

Mweru Wantipa National Park in the far northern part of Zambia, is a large tract of land adjacent to a lake. It used to harbour vast herds of elephant and a large population of crocodiles. Sadly poaching has depleted most of the wildlife and all that remains are a few small herds of buffalo.

The lakeshore is made up of dense papyrus reed beds and the swamp-loving, rarely seen Sitatunga antelope, is sure to live here.

The swamp surrounding Lake Mweru Wantipa is also renowned for its profusion of water birds. It is possible to ask the local villagers to take you through the swamps in a mokoro (traditional dugout canoe).