Kasanka National Park

What Kasanka National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in the sheer diversity of habitats and species. The park covers 390 km2 (150 sq mi) in Zambia’s Central Province, approximately 521km from Lusaka by road.
The park is famous for the annual bat migration – said to be the largest mammal migration on the planet – which takes place from October to December. The park’s scenery is spectacular and regarded as having the finest bird-watching opportunities on the planet. The park does not see a lot of visitors, but thanks to a public-private partnership, it is well-managed and a favourite with passionate nature lovers.

Plan Your Trip

Would-be visitors to Kasanka National Park should be aware that this is not a Big 5 safari destination, although you may see elephants, buffalo and leopards. That said, with a mammal list of over 114 species, including your best chance of seeing a shy sitatunga in the wild, the park has much to offer. Add to that over 470 bird species, habitats that seem to change around every bend, low tourist volumes, and the opportunity to explore the park by vehicle, boat, foot or bicycle, and you have a destination that is sure to keep you mesmerised throughout your stay.