AT A GLANCE
The Zambia Bat Migration is one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles of nature. 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.
Next departure dates for 2019:
8 to 31 October; 6 to 9 November; 28 November to 1 December; 3 to 6 December.
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 and take day trips out into the Luwombwa region for our other bird specials like Pel’s Fishing Owl, Bohm’s Bee-eater, Ross’s Turaco.
While the sheer volume of Bats is special, it is the atmosphere surrounding this phenomenon that really gets things worked up. As the early summer rains come closer, the skies become dramatic. Large raptors like Crowned and Martial Eagles swoop through the bats, taking them on the wing. Of course, usual Kasanka specials like the rare Sitatunga will be grazing out in the misty dambos in the morning.
The trip can be personalised with your choice of accomodation. Choose between Wasa Lodge or Luwombwa Chalets, both situated in Kasanka National Park.
Extension trips to the rest of Zambia can be arranged on request.
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