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Bangweulu Wetlands

Zambia

1/5 The mighty Victoria Falls thunders over 100m down, sending spry hundreds of metres into the air
© Tongabezi The mighty Victoria Falls thunders over 100m down, sending spry hundreds of metres into the air
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These wetlands are part of the Great Bangweulu Basin, a vast flat area fed by 17 main rivers and home to the huge Bangweulu Lake

These wetlands are part of the Great Bangweulu Basin, a vast flat area fed by 17 main rivers and home to the huge Bangweulu Lake. This is an area of swamps and, on the slightly higher ground, scattered woodlands; not surprisingly Bengweulu is a birdwatchers paradise and is well renowned for its flocks of the highly unusual shoebill stork, which are a remarkable sight. There used to be lions in the area but unfortunately they dispersed entirely when various camps were being built, however there are still a number of various species of antelopes, including thousands of the endemic black lechwe.

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