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8 day Kasanka Bat Safari
From USD 4 399 pp sharing
Lusaka – Lusaka (Guided Mobile & Fly-in)
Departures: late November to early December

Itinerary Summary:
Day 1 - 3: South Luangwa National Park
Day 4 - 6: Kasanka National Park
Day 7: Lusaka

Every year, at the end of October, thousands of “straw coloured fruit bats” congregate in the trees of the Mushitu swamp forest near the confluence of the Kasanka and Musola rivers in Kasanka National Park. The bats come to feed for a short six week period on the abundance of seasonal fruit including waterberries and wild loquat. By mid November their numbers reach into the millions! These migrations happen in other parts of Africa too, but they tend to occur in urban areas – and with the expansion of cities, bat numbers seem to be on the decline. To see millions of bats dispersing at dusk against the setting sun is one of the wildlife wonders of Africa – and one that definitely should not be missed! The safari includes a 3 night stay at Nkwali Camp, in the South Luangwa National Park, where you will get to relish in the splendours of the Emerald Season in South Luangwa. The Bangweulu wetlands, just north of Kasanka are one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife secrets with over 100 000 black lechwe and the world’s most visitble population of shoebill storks. Kasanka is famed for having over 400 bird species, as well as both the sitatunga and tsessebe species of antelope. The South Luangwa River adds to the wildlife experience with a chance to see wild dog and explore the lush, colourful bush landscape at this time of year.

Rates:
Valid only for travel: late November – early December
From USD 4 399 per person sharing
Single supplement:  USD 637 for occupying a single room

 
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