Fruit Bat Safari

Fruit Bat Safari: In full

This safari starts in the South Luangwa National Park, then moves up into northern Zambia to visit Kasanka National Park to experience one of the largest mammal migrations on earth, with over 10 million fruit bats descending into the forests of the park.

This trip runs throughout the duration of the migration, from mid October to mid December.

It is possible, however, to visit Kasanka throughout the year - though you won't be able to witness the fruit bat migration, rarer species like the swamp-dwelling sitatunga antelope can be found in the national park.

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Days 1-2

2 nights at Flatdogs Camp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Flatdogs Camp is situated just outside the gates of the South Luangwa National Park.You will be picked up from your own arrangements in Lusaka and transferred to the airport, for a short flight to Mfuwe. You will be met at the airport and transferred to Flatdogs Camp, a comfortable camp offering friendly service and good guides. It's the perfect base for drives and walks amongst the relaxed game in the heart of South Luangwa National Park.

Days 3-5

3 nights at Wasa Lodge (full board & activities) | Northern Zambia, Zambia

Wasa Lodge is a small lodge…After breakfast you will be transferred to Mfuwe airport and flown by light aircraft charter for about two hours north to Kasanka National Park. There you will be met by a guide and open 4WD at the airstrip, and driven the short distance through the park for three nights on the edge of Lake Wasa. Here you will stay at the simple Wasa Lodge, an ideal base with custom-built hides, perfect for watching the fruit bat migration.

Day 6

1 night at Flatdogs Camp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Flatdogs Camp is situated just outside the gates of the South Luangwa National Park.Spend a morning visiting the Fibwe Hide, which offers Africa's best chance of observing the rare sitatunga feeding in the wild.
After breakfast, you will fly by light aircraft charter flight to the South Luangwa National Park. Landing in Mfuwe Airport, you will be met and taken back for one night at Flatdogs, where there will be time for an afternoon activity before dinner.

Day 7

After a relaxed breakfast at Flatdogs you'll be driven to Mfuwe Airport, for a 60-minute flight back to Lusaka, where you are free to carry on with your own arrangements.

See Prices & details for the precise dates/prices for this trip - and all the fine print.