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Bangweulu Swamp

Zambezi Sitatunga and Black Lechwe Safaris.

These safaris take place in the Bangweulu Game Management Area; most often referred to as the Bangweulu swamp. It is located in North Central Zambia. The reason for traveling to this area is to hunt the Black Lechwe, Zambezi Sitatunga, Tsessebe, Reedbuck and Oribi. This is the only place in Africa that the Black Lechwe is totally wild and free ranging. They number in the thousands. Often the most difficult task is getting a big Lechwe bull separated from the heard for your shot.

Sitatunga numbers are very good here as well. These hunts are normally conducted from a machan (elevated blind) at or near the swamps edge. From you machan you will glass the papyrus reeds from day break for the first two hours of the morning and the last two hours of the day trying to locate a trophy class bull feeding or traveling to bed. Also present in the Bangweulu area you will find Tsessebe (many of the top records book heads have been taken in the Bangweulu area), lots of Oribi and good numbers of Reedbuck as well. The camp here is a tent camp with flush toilets and showers. This area is best accessed by charter flight from Lusaka approximately 90 minutes each way, with the approximate cost being $5,000.00 U.S.D.  for the private charter. A safari conducted here normally has the following schedule: Day 1, arrive to camp and hunt that afternoon time permitting, hunt day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and fly back to Lusaka on day 7. 

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