A Breathtaking Bat Migration Safari in Kasanka National Park

Every year from October to December, a small area of evergreen swamp forest in Northern Zambia’s Kasanka National Park is invaded by almost 10 million straw-colored fruit bats. Because of this phenomena, which is exclusive to Kasanka, visitors have the opportunity to see a wide variety of birds in their native habitat, which is complemented by breathtaking scenery and dramatic skies.

One of the most breathtaking natural wonders, the Bat Migration Safari is an event no one should miss! The bats themselves are remarkable, but what really gets people excited is the environment around them. As the summer rains approach, the skies become dramatic, and raptors like crowned and martial eagles soar through the bats, catching them in their wings. And of course, there are always the usual Kasanka specials, like the rare sitatunga grazing in the morning misty dambos. To the genuine safari fan, it is paradise on earth.

Detailed Bat Migration Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Protea Hotel Lusaka

Get a ride to the Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower by Marriott from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport; stay the night before your excursion to Kasanka National Park; our driver will be there to greet you upon arrival.

Day 2 Early Road Transfer to Kasanka National Park

Following an early morning meal, you will be picked up by our driver and taken to Kasanka National Park. The journey from Lusaka takes around 8 hours via the northern road, covering 520 km. You may expect to arrive at Wasa Lodge in the park in the late afternoon.

You will spend the next three days at Wasa Camp, where you will check-in upon arrival, immersed in the beauty of the bat migration.

Day 3 & 4: Kasanka Bat Safari

The world’s largest mammal migration at Kasanka National Park, Zambia

Wasa Lodge is the best place to see the bat migration safari, and you’ll spend three nights in a chalet there with a view of Lake Wasa. Wasa is a great jumping off point for day trips into the Luwombwa region, where you can see our other bird specialties, such as the Pels Fishing Owl, Bohm’s Bee-Eater, and Ross’s Turaco—all of which are near certainties at Kasanka—and get access to the private hides where you can photograph the sitatunga.

Day 5: Last Day in Kasanka National Park

Following breakfast, you will have the opportunity to check out of the lodge. Then, you will set off on yet another adventure, returning to Lusaka in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, you can check in at the Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower by Marriot, where you will spend the night.

Day 6: Transfer to Lusaka International Airport

You will have breakfast in the morning, then check out of the hotel. Our driver will transport you to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in time for your return flight, depending on the time of your international flight.

End of the 6 Days Bat Migration Safari Itinerary

What’s not included

  • Visa fees
  • Personal Travel & Medical Insurance
  • All Flights – Extra Meals /Drinks /Laundry at Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower
  • Gratuities & Items or services of a personal nature


  • Fantastic views from the bat hides
  • 3 nights Fully inclusive accommodation
  • Witness the bat migration and other amazing activities such as Wasa Walk, Game Drive, Sunrise, Sitatungas and Swamps


  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower by Marriot
  • Return Private Road Transfers from Lusaka to Kasanka NP
  • A Fully Inclusive stay at Wasa Lodge for 3 nights (includes all accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, selected drinks, Laundry and park fees and activities within the park)