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Kasanka National Park

Serenje, Zambia

Updated 8 months ago
Kasanka National Park is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a wildlife safari experience in Zambia. The park has many attractions, including abundant wildlife, lush landscapes and peaceful atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching, fishing, canoeing or just explore the diverse habitats of this unique ecosystem. Kasanka is also famous for its annual bat migration event which takes place every year from October to December. During this period, millions of straw-colored fruit bats descend upon the park and create a stunning spectacle. This event is considered one of the world’s largest mammals migrations and draws visitors from all around the world. Kasanka also offers a variety of tours and activities for visitors to enjoy, such as forest walks, game drives and boat trips. If you’re looking for a unique wildlife experience, then Kasanka National Park is definitely worth visiting. With its lush landscapes and vibrant wildlife, it’s sure to provide an unforgettable safari experience. So come and visit Kasanka to witness the incredible spectacle of one of nature’s most remarkable migrations, as well as explore the diverse habitats and abundant wildlife of this special park. Kasanka National Park is a natural treasure that offers something for everyone—from birdwatchers to adventure seekers. Along with wildlife viewing, Kasanka is also a great spot for birding enthusiasts. With its rich wetlands and dense forests, the park is full of rare and exotic species, making it ideal for anyone looking to observe some of Zambia's most impressive avian life.
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A wildlife charity based in Zambia, the UK and the Netherlands that offers various accommodation options, safaris and tours. Kasanka Trust's income from tourism revenue and charitable funding goes towards conservation work in and around Kasanka National Park. This is Zambia’s first national park management through a public-private partnership with Department of National Parks and Wildlife - a beautiful wilderness of wildlife, woodland, plains, lakes, rivers and swamps that form a valuable protected area for many endangered and vulnerable species. These include the straw coloured fruit bat, puku, sitatunga, elephant, blue monkey, wattled crane, Ross's lourie and narina trogon. For Bookings – Local reservations localres@kasanka.com, international reservations internationalres@kasanka.com.

Natural resource

Kasanka National Park is an important natural resource that provides habitat for many species of animals and plants. It is a unique environment with abundant wildlife and stunning scenery, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Kasanka National Park has something for everyone who enjoys experiencing the beauty of Zambia’s wildlife and wilderness. The park is also home to a variety of research projects on conservation, climate change, and ecology. Through these studies, researchers are able to gain greater insight into the importance of nature reserves like Kasanka National Park. By understanding the importance of this unique natural resource, we are better able to ensure its sustainability and long-term protection.
Home to a variety of research projects on conservation, climate change, and ecology
Incredible wildlife, including the famous migrating fruit bats
A special place that should remain a source of wonder and beauty
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Place of interest

Kasanka National Park offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all travellers. For those seeking more luxurious accommodation, there are lodges available which provide amazing views and great amenities. On the other hand, for visitors looking for an adventure, camping is also an option with designated campsites around the park - perfect for immersing yourself in nature! When it comes to the best time to visit Kasanka National Park, there are a few key periods that should be highlighted. The months of December is perfect for seeing the bat migration - an experience like no other. May and June are also popular months with a beautiful array of flowers in full bloom.
Surrounded by lush, green vegetation, with breathtaking views of the park
Offers visitors a chance to experience nature in all its glory
An all year-round destination, with something to do whatever the season
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Kasanka National Park is a great destination for those looking to experience the wildlife of Zambia. The park has a range of activities, such as safari drives, walking safaris and bird watching, which provide visitors with ample opportunity to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Moreover, the park is home to one of the world's most impressive natural spectacles - the annual bat migration. From late October to December, around 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats descend upon the park in search of food, and thousands of visitors from all over the world come to witness this amazing event.
An opportunity to get up close and personal with the local wildlife
A chance to see 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats in search of food
Guided treks through the park, exploring its hidden wonders
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Kasanka National Park is the perfect destination for an unforgettable safari experience! Offering a variety of different activities, from scenic safari drives to peaceful walking safaris and even fishing – you’ll be sure to find something to suit your tastes in this wondrous wildlife oasis. The park also provides the opportunity for extraordinary photographic safaris; here you will get to observe a host of majestic species such as elephants, hippo, antelope and more! Not only that, Kasanka is home to an incredible annual event – the bat migration. Every year around 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats descend on this park from October to December, making it one of the most spectacular sights in Zambia.
Safari drives, walking safaris and fishing excursions
Stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and unique attractions
Camping or lodge accommodation available in the park
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Serenje, Zambia

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