Bats, Rhinos & Reptiles

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 5005

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This suggested itinerary is designed to combine Kasanka's amazing annual mat migration with time on safari in the national parks of Zambia and Malawi.

An estimated 12 million fruitbats arrive in Kasanka National Park from mid-November to feast on the newly ripened fruit - a remarkable wildlife spectacle. Guided walks in Kasanka National Park at dawn and dusk will take you deep into the indigenous woodland used by the fruitbats as a roost. The numbers are so large that this is believed to be the highest density of mammals on the planet. This mass of activity attracts all manner of predators and scavengers including leopards and crocodiles who lie in wait for any bats unfortunate enough to fall to the forest floor.

Your next destination on this 2-week itinerary is South Luangwa National Park, known for its large population of leopards and for a number of endemic animals, including Thornicraft's giraffe and Cookson's wildebeest. Finally, the trip crosses the border into Malawi to explore the incredible Majete National Park. Majete was decimated by poaching for decades, but over the last ten years extensive conservation efforts have allowed this park to become the only reserve in Malawi to have the ‘Big 5'; notably this will give you the chance to see the elusive black rhino.

Suggested itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Lusaka
  3. Days 3-5: Fly to Mulembo for Kasanka National Park
  4. Days 6-8: Fly to Mfuwe; explore South Luangwa National Park
  5. Days 9-11: Fly to Blantyre, Malawi & drive to Majete National Park
  6. Day 12: Transfer to Blantyre & depart
  7. Day 13: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Nov to Dec: mid-Nov to mid-Dec
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £6,345 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £5,245 pp
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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