Type: National Park
Governing Body: Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Year Established: 1972
Area: 840 km2
Coordinates: 11°10′S 30°40′E
Country: Zambia
Province: Northern
Nearest Districts: Luwingu and Kasama
Activities: Game Drives, Safari Tour, Guided Tour

General Information

The Isangano national park is a small and under-developed national park in northern province

Infrastructure & Accesibility

The Isangano national park went into decline due to problems caused by human settlement and lack of funds. This has resulted in little wildlife and game in the park. In July 2007, steps were taken to address these problems.

Accommodation

Accommodation Types: Camping

Climate, Flora & Habitat

The Isangano national park is located in the Luwingu and Kasama districts of the Northern Province in Zambia. Its terrain is mainly floodplain, with swampy forests and grasslands. The park is part of the Bangweulu Swamps, and it is bordered at the east by the Chambeshi River and at the west by the Bangweulu Flats. It has an altitude of 1100 meters.

Wildlife

There is little wildlife in Isangano National Park and little game because of the illegal human settlements and subsistence hunting by those living in the park. Common animals found at the park are migratory and the black lechwe, reedbuck, oribi, and sitatunga.

Birds

The park has mostly water birds and numerous migratory species.
Species such as the black crowned night heron, Denham’s bustard, flamingo, Fuelleborn’s long claw, glossy and sacred ibis, pelican, rosy-throated long claw, spoonbill, spur winged goose, swamp flycatcher, wattled crane and white fronted bee-eater. The highlights being are the rare – and in-fact endangered – saddle-billed stork and shoebill. A treat for avid birders, and laymen alike.
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