This region is monitored by Mabwe, our Elephant Station. It has an altitude of 500 to 550 meters above sea level, this station extends largely over the Kamalondo valley which is a marshy basin, made up of around fifty lakes, including Upemba Lake which gives the name to the Park. The flora here consists of marshy savannahs, Miombo Forest, grassy savannas as well as wooded savannas. The fauna consists of elephants, lechwes, sitatunga, blue duiker, bushbuck, warthog, small mammals and diverse species of monkeys.
Forgotten Parks is a non-profit dedicated to protecting national parks and other biodiversity-rich areas worldwide. They currently manage Upemba National Park, a sprawling 13,000 KM² wilderness in South Congo (DRC). This vast reserve is home to hundreds of species, some of which are endemic and endangered, including elephants, buffalo, antelopes, lions, and monkeys. They envision a world where national parks, biodiversity, and healthy ecosystems are valued and protected, playing a central role in the well-being of a global society that champions the One Health approach.