Sample Trip

3-Night Kasanka Fruit Bat Safari Extension

"Experience the spectacular bat migratio at Kasanka National Park and the Wasa Lodge."
Budget level: Mid-Range
When to Go
3 Nights
Safari Type
Kasanka National Park
Kids Min Age

This is a 3-night adventure through the enchanting landscapes of Kasanka National Park, centred around the Wasa Lodge. This journey is specially designed to witness the spectacular annual bat migration, where an astonishing 10 million Straw-coloured fruit bats descend upon a small section of the forest within the park. This intimate encounter with one of nature’s most mesmerizing spectacles presents a truly unique safari experience.

Venture deep into Zambia’s unique wilderness. Unveil the secrets of the thriving ecosystem of Wasa Lodge, conveniently situated within the National Park, promising not just the sightings of the remarkable bat migration but also a rich array of other flora and fauna. Bask in the serenity of the lodge, overlooking a large lake, known for impressive birding and resident Sitatunga antelope. While the lodge may not promise luxury, the wildlife experiences it offers make the visit absolutely worthwhile.

Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights at Wasa Lodge

Embark on a 3-night exploration of the Kasanka National Park, with your base at the charming Wasa Lodge. Nestled deeply in the heart of the park, the lodge offers an unmatched opportunity to witness the annual bat migration. Enjoy the unique spectacle of millions of bats roosting in a small section of the forest, or simply soak in the tranquil lake views from the lodge. The experience at Wasa Lodge is far from the ordinary, promising an awe-inspiring showcase of nature’s wonder.

Relish your adventure at Wasa Lodge, surrounded by the raw beauty of the Kasanka National Park. Enjoy the intimate encounters with nature, the spectacle of millions of bats in the evening sky, and the serene calmness of the lodge surroundings. With all rooms facing the lake, you get an unobstructed view of the breathtaking Zambian wilderness, marking a memorable stay at the Wasa Lodge.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Wasa Lodge

Begin your safari extention at Wasa Lodge, a tranquil retreat located in the heart of the Kasanka National Park. Settle into one of the seven chalets, each offering a simple yet comfortable stay. The lodge overlooks a large lake, providing magnificent views and remarkable birding opportunities right at your doorstep. Unwind at the communal fireplace with a drink, while absorbing the unique sounds and views of the wild.

On your first day, acclimate yourself with the surroundings and the wildlife around the lodge. You might get a chance to spot the resident Sitatunga antelope or indulge in some bird watching right from your room. As the day transitions into the night, prepare yourself for the extraordinary bat migration spectacle that awaits you.

Days 2-3: Kasanka Bat Migration

For the next two days, immerse yourself in the magical spectacle of the bat migration. As the evening approaches, millions of Straw-coloured fruit bats blanket the sky, providing an awe-inspiring sight. Climb up to the exclusive bat hides that put you right in the heart of the action – a sight that can only truly be appreciated first-hand.

Along with the bat migration, explore the rest of the Kasanka National Park. Game drives around the park might yield exciting sightings of other wildlife, adding more thrills to your adventure. The changing landscapes, the tropical Congo elements combined with a Southern African safari, and the unspoiled wilderness of the park make for an enchanting experience.

This safari extension is the perfect end or start to a Zambian safari and can be easily combined with other Zambian destinations, for example Liuwa Plain and Kafue National Park.  

Day 4: Departure

As your stay at Wasa Lodge comes to an end, spend the morning soaking in the tranquil sights one last time. Enjoy a hearty breakfast while reminiscing

about your extraordinary experiences over the past few days. Take a leisurely stroll around the lodge or spend some more time observing the lake and the resident wildlife that it attracts.

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