Luxury safaris to Kasanka National Park – Great adventure safaris will arrange you a luxury safari to see the critical endangered shoebill stork in bangweulu swamp and the rare Sitatunga antelope in kasanka national park helicopter flights can be arranged to the national park for clients who may not be interested in driving the over 500 kms by road to the national park.
This peaceful sanctuary, situated on the south western edge of the Lake Bangweulu basin, is one of Zambia’s smallest national parks. It’s 450 km2 however, are so well endowed with rivers, lakes, wetlands, forests, lagoons, meadows and dambos that it supports a uniquely wide range of animals and abundant birds and fish.
Kasanka is open all year round. Birding is especially good in the wet season from November to March when migrants arrive from the north. Game viewing is best in the dry months from May to October.
Take the Great North Road from Lusaka, turn right just after Kapiri Mposhi and left after Serenje on the road to Samfya. Turn left at the 54km mark into the Park at the Malaushi gate.
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.