Bat migration safari Kasanka NP
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Kasanka National Park hosts one of Africa’s most unusual wildlife spectacles and the biggest migration in the world. Millions of straw-colored fruit bats congregate in the trees to fly out in the golden glow of sunset.
Never forgotten by those lucky enough to witness it.
Kasanka National Park, Zambia - 4 days/3 nights
Where is it?
The bat migration takes place in the Kasanka National Park in central Zambia.
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What is the best time of year to go?
The migration starts around the end of October each year and lasts around six weeks whilst the bats feast on seasonal fruits including waterberries and loquats. Numbers of bats are normally big from the last week of October to the 3rd week of December.
At twilight bats fill the sky in all directions for twenty solid minutes as they leave their roost site to feed though the night on abundant seasonal fruit of the “miombo” woodlands.
Visitors can also take guided walks through the forest in the day time to view the bats as they chatter, fly and crawl about their roost. This bat migration has been the subject of intense interest from scientists who are trying to find the reason why so many colonies all assemble in this one corner of Zambia. They report that it is the largest aggregation of mammals in Africa, and probably the most concentrated in the world. Preliminary research has also found many other interesting species of bat in Kasanka.
How to get there
The safari starts and ends in Lusaka. Air charters are included from Lusaka to Kasanka (1.5hrs), or Mfuwe to Kasanka (1hr). A road transfer from Lusaka to Kasanka is also available and this choice would reduce the overall cost of the safari.
Tips and Notes
The price includes: charter flights Lusaka to Kasanka, road transfers to camp from airstrip, accommodation, meals, house wines and beers, soft drinks, activities, community and parks fees, laundry.
The price excludes: Visa fees, airport departure taxes, tips, items of a personal nature.
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