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This reserve covers 8,900 hectares and makes a perfect combination with Kasanka National Park or Bangweulu Swamps.

The history of the reserve goes back to 1911 when a young British officer, Stewart Gore-Brown, was sent to determine the border between Northern Rhodesia and the Belgian Congo. He fell in love with the area and in 1914 returned to purchase a vast estate near a lake, which he named Shiwa Ng'andu.

Nearby is Kapishya, a hot spring surrounded by tropical vegetation and tall raffia palms, and Chiusa Falls, whilst a three-hour walk leads to Nachipala Bareback Hill offers you magnificent views of the lake.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: blue duiker, greater kudu, vervet monkey, yellow baboon, palmnut vulture
  • Where: Northern Province, Zambia