Situated on the south-western edge of Lake Bangweulu, and with a surface area of 450 square kilometres, is one of Zambia’s smallest national parks – the Kasanka National Park. Run by the Kasanka Trust charity in partnership with the local community – this park is the only privately managed park in Zambia.
Brimming with awe-inspiring rivers, vast lakes, beautiful miombo woodlands, swamp forests, wetlands, dambos, lagoons and meadows, this picturesque park is able to support a unique and wide variety of fauna and flora. One rare species commonly found here is the sitatunga antelope, but in actual fact – the park’s biggest wildlife attraction is the annual fruit-bat migration; the largest mammal migration on Earth!
Since Kasanka National Park is one of Zambia’s lesser-known parks, accommodation options are somewhat limited, but you can still choose between options such as the luxurious Wasa Lodge, the comfortable Luwombwa Lodge or the adventurous Shoebill Camp.
Kasanka National Park