Kasanka National Park & Bangweulu Wetlands

Why Visit Kasanka & Bangweulu

  • Witness millions of fruit bats fill the skies in Kasanka
  • Spot rare shoebills nesting on the Bangweulu Wetlands
  • Encounter wetland species, such as the black lechwe and rosy-throated longclaw

A Little More About Kasanka National Park

One of the country’s smallest parks, Kasanka has become renowned for the magnificent fruit bat migration that takes place here. These straw-coloured fruit bats begin to flood the park with arrival of the rains, peaking during November, when Kasanka’s trees and skies are filled with millions of these winged mammals.

Richly forested with evergreen woodlands, Kasanka is also home to large numbers of birds and a variety of cold-blooded species. The widest variety of birdlife occurs within the park’s miombo forests, which are home to sunbirds, flycatchers, creepers, thrushes, cuckoos and many other varieties.

A Little More About Bangweulu Wetlands

Hugely biodiverse and dominated by grassy floodplains, this lush area is home to numerous wetland species. Amongst these the endangered shoebill attracts most attention, with Bangweulu one of the last remaining breeding sites for this iconic bird.

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