About Kasanka National Park
Kasanka National Park is situated south of Bangweulu Wetlands and combines very well with a visit to Shoebill Island Camp. Kasanka offers some of the most diverse and unique wildlife encounters in Africa. Probably at the forefront of this list would be the annual Bat Migration where up to 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats come to roost and feed in Kasanka between the end of October and the middle of December. However, outside of this extraordinary mammal migration, Kasanka offers some of the best and most consistent viewing of sitatunga – a notoriously shy antelope – in Southern Africa. There are also unique viewing opportunities of Kinda baboons, blue monkeys and various other antelope species. The birding in Kasanka is also unbelievable! Outside of raptors like Crowned and Martial eagles, there are incredibly unique bird species like Ross’s turaco, Bohm’s bee-eaters, wattled cranes and many more. A truly unique wilderness experience that compliments wildlife regions like the South Luangwa that have higher densities of more mainstream species.
- Getting from Shoebill Island to Kasanka
- Highlights of visiting Kasanka
- Accommodation in Kasanka
See below for other suggested experiences whilst visiting Shoebill Island