Kasanka Bat Safari

There are few wildlife phenomena that really stand out as extraordinary events and this Bat Safari is amongst those top events in the wildlife calendar. Up to ten million Straw-coloured fruit Bats converge upon Kasanka National Park as the fruits of a local tree ripen. These bats roost in a specific woodland and literally cover the trunks of the trees like thick icing.

At sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats. You can view all this from the 60ft high hide, during the day you will see many sitatunga in the swamp below.

The safari combines with a few nights at Nkwali Camp in the renowned South Luangwa National Park, where you will get to relish in the splendours of the Emerald Season in South Luangwa.
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  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Kasanka National Park


South Luangwa National Park
Day 1 to 3

On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a representative, who will assist you with your luggage and check-in for your flight to Mfuwe. Upon arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to Nkwali Camp. The drive takes about one hour through colourful village scenes, agriculture, and bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River – on Robin Pope Safaris’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.

At dawn breakfast is served around the campfire. The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering the park by boat from the camp or by road via the main gate. The game in the area is excellent – and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, the Thornicroft Giraffe. A mid-morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken at a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid-day. After lunch you can cool off in the swimming pool or siesta. Following tea you will go out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving the chance to see the nocturnal world, returning to camp just in time for dinner.

Another relaxing day with morning and evening game activities. Being the last whole day you resume game activities in the morning and evening with the possibility of visiting Kawaza village as an option to meet local people and experience life in a real Zambian village.

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Nkwali Camp
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Kasanka National Park
Day 4 to 7

Kasanka National Park. Your Robin Pope Safaris guide will accompany you for your flight to Kasanka. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Wasa Camp where you will spend the next three days amongst the glory of the bat migration.

These days will be quite relaxed with a chance to bird-watch, spend time in the Fibwe hide to catch a glimpse of the shy sitatunga, and view all of the other fantastic species in this area such as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, Pel’s fishing owl, etc. And of course, you can’t forget the bats!

Wasa Camp
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Day 7 and 8

After a relaxing breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip where you will meet your plane for the flight to Mfuwe and onward connection to Lusaka. A beautiful flight over the escarpment and down into the Luangwa River Valley. Tours Africa will meet and assist you to Radisson Blu Hotel once you land in Lusaka. You may enjoy a relaxed evening ahead of your trip back home.

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Radisson Blu Hotel
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  • Prices are per person sharing, depending on the season
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  • Meals as specified
  • Internal flights in Lusaka
  • Lusaka and all Safari costs
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