The bat migration is one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles of nature. While the sheer volume of bats is special, it is the atmosphere surrounding this phenomenon that really gets things worked up, dramatic skies as the early summer rains come closer, large raptors like crowned and martial eagles swooping through the bats and taking them on the wing, and the rare sitatunga grazing out in the misty dambos in the morning. It really is a mecca for a true safari enthusiast!
You will be accommodated for three nights in Wasa Lodge, situated in a forest of indigenous trees overlooking Lake Wasa, on a fully inclusive basis. Listen to the sound of hippo, fish eagle, puku, and vervet monkeys move through the trees and across the lawns in front of your lodge chalet.
In this exclusive ‘bat migration’ viewing, you’ll enjoy guided drives to access to the private hides for the bats as well as to the best spots to photograph the sitatunga.
At 14:00, you will depart from Lusaka or Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN). At 16:00, you will arrive at Kasanka (Mulembo airstrip). You will be met by Kasanka staff and taken to your accommodation at Wasa Lodge.
You will spend three nights in a chalet at Wasa Lodge. On one of the days, you will be taken to the private hides to witness the bat migration, or else on a day trip out into the Luwombwa region to enjoy the other bird specials like Pel's fishing owl, Böhm's bee-eater, and Ross’s turaco.
At 08:30, you will depart from Kasanka (Mulembo airstrip). At 10:30, you will arrive in Lusaka or Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN).
Important note: Photo credit for the majority of photos goes to Chris Meyer.
Your safari holiday will take place in Kasanka National Park, Zambia.