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Bat Migration
World’s largest mammal migration – around eight million Straw-Coloured Bats descend on Kasanka National Park. Every year, from mid-October until late December, around eight million Straw-coloured Fruit Bats assemble from around Central Africa to roost in an area of ‘Mushitu’ swamp forest near the confluence of the Musola and Kasanka Rivers to feed on the wild Musuku fruits in Zambia's Kasanka National Park. It is reported as the world's largest mammal migration and one of Africa’s most amazing and unusual wildlife spectacles.
At sunset they fly out across the forests, lit from behind by the fabulous glow of the dying sun.  The sky is filled with bats for around 20 minutes.

Visitors can also take guided walks through the forest in the day time to view the bats as they chatter, fly and crawl about their roost. This bat migration has been the subject of intense interest from scientists who are trying to find the reason why so many colonies all assemble in this one corner of Zambia.
There are 2 permanent lodges in Kasanka, Wasa and Luwombwa Lodge where guests can be comfortably accommodated.

Combine watching this unforgettable sight with other highlights of Zambia, such as the nearly Bangweulu Wetlands. This is one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife secrets with the shoebill stork a particular draw. There are also wattled crane, sacred ibis, spur winged goose and swamp flycatcher, as well as plentiful elephant, buffalo, reedbuck and massive herds of black lechwe.
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