They're coming in their millions... Are you ready?
Kasanka offers the seasoned traveller a chance to experience a Southern African safari with tropical Congo elements in a remote and unspoilt wilderness that is unlike any other. It is so refreshing to encounter a park that offers such a rich diversity of animal, bird and plant life including several rare species including sitatunga, wattled crane, Ross's Lourie and Blue Monkeys. Kasanka is also host to a unique and spectacular congregation of several Million Straw-Coloured Fruitbats every November and December. Pack your bags and venture out on a journey that will leave you with amazing experiences and unique memories.
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.
Zambian residents will be picked up in Lusaka. International friends will be met and received at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka (Please try to arrive in Lusaka a day before so that we can pack your lagguage nicely).
Travel to Kasanka National Park will be by road in a clean and confortable vehicle. Travel duration may take a full day from Lusaka to Kasanka in Northern Province. While In Kasanka we will book into a campsite and sleep in camping tents.
Before our tour I will share the general rules (do's and don'ts) that all of us will have to adhere to while on this tour.
During this tour temperatures may range from cool to warm and hot most of the time.
Travel from Lusaka to Kasanka will take one full day and same on return. Therefore we will only have two full days for the Mfuwe activities.
This tour is estimate to take us at least two full day of touring Bats migration areas in Kasanka. There may be some free time for you to explore more than Bats e. g. touring sites to see Leche antelope.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Lusaka
End location: Lusaka
Duration: 2 days
By road on a 4 x 4
This tour cost will cover the following items;
1) Tour transportation from Lusaka to Kasanka and back to Lusaka
2) Tour service charges
3) Snacks and refreshments only
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD$ - For just in case you would want to pay for small personal items for your use
You will need to pay the following yourself; or i can arrange for your at a separate cost.
1) Camping/lodging/accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner
2) Park entry fees
Then you will need at least the following equipment gear;
Pair of binoculars (Birds may be difficult to see in close range, even some animals)
Personal Camera to take photos of your tour (Photo taking restrictions apply in some places, hence i will guide you what to do and not to)
Clothes should blend with nature, i recommend Bush Green or Brown Safari clothes. Bright colors e.g. Red, White, Yellow are highly not recommended on this tour.
Sun screen lotions.
I don't guide in military bases.