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Kasanka Bat Safari

The Bat Migration in Zambia's "Kasanka National Park" compares only to a few of Africa's great migrations, the wildebeest and zebra migration in East Africa being one of them. Witness up to ten million straw-coloured fruitbats (Eidolon helvum) take to the skies at dust each year around late November and early December. This is one of Africa's Wildife events that needs to be on all calendars, at least once in your lifetime.

Kasanka National Park is around 390km² in size but impressively hosts up to 108 mammal species and over 450 species of birds, these numbers are surely high enough to keep the most avid photographer and naturalists happy for weeks.

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • - Lodging; Bush Camps
  • - Group Size; Maximum 6
  • - Valid; Late November/early December
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Luangwa Valley
- On arrival at Lusaka International Airport our representative will assist you with with connecting flight to Mfuwe Airport and the Luangwa Valley.
- Nkwali Camp is our home for the next three nights with spectacular views of the Luangwa River.
- Enjoy lunch and a small siesta before heading out into one of Africa's wildest National Parks for a afternoon and night game drive.
- Overnight: Nkwali Camp

Day 2: Luangwa Valley
- As dawn arrives we have breakfast and coffee around a campfire before departing for our morning walk or game drive.
- We enter the National via either boat from the camp or by road, weather depending.
- Thornicroft Giraffe is on our list of mammals to spot and photograph, the Thornicroft Giraffe can only be found here.
- Back to Nkwali Camp for lunch and a few hours to relax by the pool, take a nap or just sit back and enjoy the views.
- Heading out on our afternoon and early evening game drive, we focus on spotting the big cats, Lion and Leopard before returning to camp for dinner and night nights.
- Overnight: Nkwali Camp

Day 3: Luangwa Valley
- Day three is plus minus the same same as day two.
- Game drives and walks are on offer within the South Luangwa national Park.
- An interesting option is to visit the Kawaza village, meet up with the locals and get a glimpse into rural Zambian village life.
- Overnight: Nkwali Camp

Day 4: Kasanka National Park
- Today is the big "Bat" day, we board our flight to the Kasanka National Park.
- On arrival we make our way to our home for the next few days, Wasa Camp.
- Afternoon is relaxing with the bird and mammal life of this spectacular park.
- Overnight: Wasa Camp

Days 5 & 6: Kasanka National Park
- The next few days relaxed as they are offers up bird-watching from hides and short game drives around the area.
- Other than the bat migration, sitatunga, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, Pel's fishing owl are definite highlights.
- Now let us not for why we are here in the first place, bats, bats and 10 000 000 more bats!
- Our time is spread taking in pretty much all the park can deliver, where relaxation, wildlife and photography go hand in hand.
- Overnight: Wasa Camp

Day 7: Lusaka
- Breakfast and then our flight back to Mfuwe and onward connection to Lusaka.
- Eight Reedbuck Hotel is our home for the night.
- Time to catch up with some fine restaurants and nightlife, and of course to meet some of the friendliest people in Africa.
- Overnight: Eight Reedbuck Hotel

Day 8: Safari ends
- With a tear in our eyes we say goodbye today.
- A transfer to the Lusaka International Airport for you onward flight.
- Stopping if time allows at a few markets on the way.

  • Kasanka Bat Safari Includes
  • - Internal flights Lusaka/Lusaka
  • - Accommodation as stated
  • - All meals and activities as per itinerary
  • - All game viewing
  • - Laundry
  • - Bar
  • - National Park fees
  • Kasanka Bat Safari Excludes
  • - All meals and activities as not stated
  • - Visas
  • - Airport taxes
  • - Premier wines and spirits in some camps
  • - Items of a personal nature

  • Rates from: US$ 4399.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - ZAM; from £ 724
  • USA - ZAM; from $ 1567
  • EUR - ZAM; from € 871
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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