Kasanka & Bangweulu Safaris

The Bangweulu wetlands, is one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife secrets. Home to over 100,000 black lechwe and the world’s most visible shoebill storks. The heart of the vast wetland is only accessible by canoe and days can be spent amongst the reed and Papyrus in search of a myriad of birds and Antelope including with luck the elusive Sitatunga. The region is steeped with history, this is where Livingstone finally ran out of medicine and died in search of the Nile source. Close by is Shiwa Ng'andu the colonial home of Sir Stewart Gore Brown, a fascinating window in o Zambia's past and a great place to spend a couple of days. Shiwa was the subject of the book 'The Africa House'.  

Kasanka which  sits to the South of the Marsh is Zambia's smallest national park yet famed for having over 400 bird species, as well as both the Tsessebe and Sitatunga antelopes, with careful conservation management the amount and variety of wildlife is  constantly increasing however this is a safari destination for the more experienced safari goer looking for the unusual and for birders who are always delighted at the species and overall peace and interest of Kasanka. Kasanka is home to one of the planets greatest wildlife spectacles when the annual migration of straw colored fruit bats converge on the Kasanka swamps in December, see our Bats & Birds safari below for more details or call for advice. 

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Kasanka's Incredible Bat Migration Experience

 

 

Enjoy the wonder of experiencing the biggest mammal migration on Earth!! 
Witness this spectacle of millions of bats at dusk and dawn, filling the skies as far as the eye can see.
Kasanka offers 3 nights at beautiful Wasa Lodge with scheduled bat experiences from the BBC and NHK hides close to the bat forest as well as many other activities to enjoy within the park. This promises to be a trip of a lifetime, leaving you with unforgetable memories and experiences.

 

Set departures planned starting November 2017 .

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Costs:
Price excluding international flights:
4 days $3000 pp 2017
Safari Duration:
4 days
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A safari which combines, the game rich South Luangwa with the Bat Migration in the Kasanka National Park.

Every year at the end of October thousands of 'straw coloured fruit bats' congregate in the trees of the Mushitu swamp forest near the confluence of the Musola and Kasanka rivers in Kasanka National Park. The bats come to feed for a short six weeks on the abundance of seasonal fruit including wild loquat and waterberries. By mid November their numbers reach into the millions. These migrations happen in other parts of Africa, but they tend to occur in urban areas, and with the growth of cities, bat numbers seem to be on the decline. To see millions of bats dispersing at dusk against the setting sun is one of the wildlife wonders of Africa, and one that definitely shouldn’t be missed. 
Departure 18th November 2017 

Or allow us to tailor make an itinerary for you experience this incredible  wildlife event on dates to suit you between Nov & Dec.

 

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Costs:
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flight ex UK from $850 pp 2017
Price excluding international flights:
Nov $4913 pp 2017
Safari Duration:
7 nights
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A beautiful house and at the center of Zambia's history. Described in "Africa House" the book by Christina Lamb. An opportunity of a life time. This historic house is in the remote heart of northern Zambian and is a majestic home built in the wilderness in 1921 by Sir Stewart Gore-Browne and his wife Lorna. He wanted to create an "Africa Utopia" in the wilderness and designed the project on an English country estate. It was recently on the brink on collapse when their grandson Charlie Harvey and his wife Jo took on the job of renovating this amazing property. It is now open to the public and is a fascinating 3 or 4 night addition to any safari. They are always on hand and do the hosting themselves. Their insight into the history of the house, and the task of building this odditiy in the African bush is in itself worth the trip. 

Costs:
Price excluding international flights:
March - December $630 pppn
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suggest minimum 2 nights
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