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Kasanka Bat Safari

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Tour Operator: Robin Pope Safaris

Kasanka Bat Safari

Up to ten million “straw-coloured fruit bats” converge upon Kasanka National Park as the fruits of a local tree ripen.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices and Dates: $4602 - $5019
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: November - December
Countries visited ZambiaZambia
Parks visited Kasanka, South Luangwa
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
* Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote. Request a quote
There are a few wildlife phenomena that really stand out as extraordinary events. The wildebeest migration in East Africa, the monarch butterflies arriving in Mexico come to mind. Well this 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. Then at sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats. You can view all this from the 60 ft high hide, in a tree top, next to the woodland. And from this hide, during the day you will see many sitatunga in the swamp below.

Tips on activities on offer:
South Luangwa: walking, game drives (day and night), Kawaza Village Tour, Tribal Textiles tour (for souvenirs), Chipembele Wildlife Orphanage visit.
Kasanka National Park: walking, game drives and bird watching.