This is a small town near the shores of Lake Mweru, which is the base for a thrice-weekly ferry service out to the two populated islands in the lake: Kilwa and Isokwe.
There are two places to stay here. The Lake Mweru Water Transport Guest House
(tel: 02 972029/64) is down by the waterfront and its clean rooms have en-suite facilities. No meals are provided, so look to eat out at one of the cafés – nshima and fish is the normal dish. This is also the place to organise boat trips out to Isokwe and Kilwa.
The nearby Nchelenge Resthouse
(tel: 02 972045/10) is a slightly less attractive alternative, run by the Nchelenge District Council. This area by Lake Mweru will seem just like a continuous series of lakeside fishing villages. The fishing is (apparently) excellent, but there's also an abundance of crocodiles.
Birdwatchers might like to take a detour, using the track to the shore next to Chabilikila Primary School, which is just south of Nchelenge. This will lead you to some areas of papyrus near the mouth of the Luapula – a promising spot for finding swamp-dwelling species.