Starting in Livingstone and taking the Great North Route towards Serenje and up to Kasanka National Park, our adventure takes place within the Central and Northernmost provinces of Zambia – where the water quite literally, meets the sky. Although one of the smallest national parks, Kasanka is home to a diverse population of mammals that includes buffalo, Burchill’s zebra, bushbuck, common tsessebe, elephant, hippo, hyenas, jackals & migrating lechwe amongst others. It is however, in the dense papyrus swamps - often referred to as Kasanka’s crown jewels – that one of Kasanka’s most famous residents seeks refuge - the shy Sitatunga, Africa’s rarest and most aquatic antelope.
We will adventure into the heart of Zambia and witness one of nature’s most jaw-dropping spectacles – the Kasanka Bat Migration where millions upon millions (quite literally) of straw coloured fruit bats migrate to Mushitu’s swamp forest in northernmost Kasanka. This natural phenomenon takes place every year between October and December and is witness to the greatest migration of mammals on earth.
From Kasanka we traverse north-east to the Bangweulu Wetlands in search of the elusive and rare shoebill stork. Here we will also encounter vast herds of black lechwe, spectacular scenery and birding that is out of this world!