Unique Bat Migration Safari in Kasanka National Park, Zambia
They’re coming in their millions… Are you ready?
Between October and December each year, about 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats descend into a tiny patch of evergreen swamp forest inside Kasanka National Park, Northern Zambia. This natural phenomenon, unique only to Kasanka lends itself to some truly astonishing birdlife sightings set against a backdrop of incredible scenic surrounds and dramatic skies.
The Bat Migration is one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles of nature and an absolute must to experience! While the sheer volume of bats is special, it is the atmosphere surrounding this phenomenon that gets things worked up – dramatic skies as the early summer rains come closer, large raptors like crowned and martial eagles swooping through the bats and taking them on the wing and of course, usual Kasanka specials like the rare sitatunga grazing out in the misty dambos in the morning. It is a mecca for a true safari enthusiast
- Fantastic views from the bat hides
- 3 nights Fully inclusive accommodation
- Witness the bat migration and other amazing activities such as Wasa Walk, Game Drive, Sunrise, Sitatungas and Swamps
- Two Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower by Marriot
- Return Private Road Transfers from Lusaka to Kasanka NP
- A Fully Inclusive stay at Wasa Lodge for 3 nights (includes all accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, selected drinks, Laundry and park fees and activities within the park)
Arrival & Transfer to Protea Hotel Lusaka
When you arrive at Kenneth Kaunda Intl Airport our driver will welcome and you then transfer to Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower by Marriot where you will overnight before your trip to Kasanka National Park.
Early Road Transfer to Kasanka NP
Today you will have early breakfast and depart to Kasanka National Park, our driver will be set and ready for this adventure, it’s about 8 hours from Lusaka heading northern route covering about 520 km and you will be arriving at Wasa Lodge in Kasanka National Park Late afternoon.
Upon arrival, you will check-in onto Wasa Camp where you will spend the next three days amongst the glory of the bat migration.
Day 3 & 4
Kasanka Bat Safari
You will spend 3 nights in a chalet at Wasa Lodge overlooking Lake Wasa, which is the prime location for the Bat Migration. From Wasa, you will be able to access the private hides for the bats, the best spots to photograph the sitatunga and take day trips out into the Luwombwa region for our other bird specials like Pels Fishing Owl, Bohms Bee-Eater, Ross’s Turaco – all pretty special species and near certainties at Kasanka.
Last Day in Kasanka National Park
Morning breakfast then you will check out of the lodge then you depart for yet another adventure back to Lusaka and you will be arriving late afternoon then check-in at Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower by Marriot and overnight.
Transfer to Lusaka International Airport
Breakfast in the morning, later you will check out of the hotel and depending on your international flight time ,our driver will take you to Kenneth Kaunda Intl Airport in time for your flight Back Home.
Where You'll Be Staying
Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower,
Kasanka National Park
What's not included
Visa fees - Personal Travel & Medical Insurance - All Flights - Extra Meals /Drinks /Laundry at Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower - Gratuities & Items or services of a personal nature
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