Kasanka - World's largest mammal migration place of Zambia
Kasanka National Park in Zambia is one of the most inviting and wonderful destinations in Zambia, Southern Africa. With its lush vegetation and diverse wildlife, it’s a perfect place to relax and take in nature’s beauty. It usually takes about 7 hours to drive from Lusaka to Kasanka. The roads leading up to the park entrance are paved and well-maintained. Just take the Great North Road that goes through Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi. If you are interested in environmental conservation, nature lover or birder, Kasanka National Park has something to offer. With its friendly local community and diverse landscapes, your experience here is sure to be unforgettable.
Kasanka National Park
- Become a sought-after location for birdwatching aficionados in search of the wattled crane, Ross's turaco, Böhm's bee-eater, leopard, largest resident predator in the park.
- Take a journey through the forest and see world's largest mammal migration in eastern and southern africa
- Experience the remarkable spectacle of over 10 million fruit bats' annual migration- a natural phenomenon that is truly incredible to behold
- Go on game drives or nature walks to spot elephants, hippos, leopards, and antelopes in their natural habitats.
Things to do
- Enjoy the perfect backdrop for a nature adventure, with an array of wildlife, birds, large tracts of miombo woodland and ethnic groups
- Foster sustainable land use practices to maintain Kasanka's natural biodiversity and support research programs that monitor the environment of Africa
- Experience the serene paradise found at the southwestern border of Lake Bangweulu, away from all hustle and bustle
- Unlock a world of natural wonder and observe 10 million fruit bats for your amazing experience
- Embark on enthralling game drives and invigorating nature walks throughout the Kasanka National Park
Best Time to Visit
Kasanka National Park is most captivating during the dry season - spanning from May to October - making it the perfect time for an unforgettable adventure. Now is the ideal time to travel, since you can find beautiful sunshine and dry weather. Plus, most of the animals are drawn to water sources for nutrition which makes it much simpler to locate them on game drives or nature walks.
Nevertheless, the most desirable time for people to visit the park is during bat migration season which hovers around October to December. During the season, millions of fruit bats fly to this park in awe-inspiring numbers and transform the sky with their silhouettes.