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Wasa Lodge overlooks the blue water of Lake Wasa in the eastern part of Kasanka National Park, where puku, hippo, and sometimes sitatunga are seen.

Accommodation is in seven traditional-style rondavels, four of which have double and single beds, plus a verandah and bathroom with shower, wash basin and flushing toilet.  Three smaller rondavels have double or twin beds and an en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and simple bucket shower. A raised central bar/dining area has a long open terrace overlooking the lake.

Situated 12 kilometres from the park gate, the lodge is close to the sitatunga hide and mushitu (swamp) forest and offers excellent walking trails, as well as safaris by canoe and four-wheel drive. The atmosphere at Wasa is relaxed with activities arranged according to guests’ wishes. Its friendly staff come from the local community which benefits directly from tourism revenue and so assists with Kasanka's wildlife conservation.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Bats, Rhinos & Reptiles

Kasanka National Park plays hosts to a remarkable annual wildlife spectacle; from mid-November onwards an estimated 12 million fruitbats arrive. Guided walks will take you to witness this marvellous spectacle, and will be combined with time on safari in the national parks of Zambia and Malawi.

  • When to go: Nov-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Batty about Kasanka

Every November and December, millions of fruit bats take up residence in Kasanka National Park - witness this incredible sight while staying in a comfortable tented camp near the renowned Fibwe Hide. The trip also includes time in South Luangwa where walking safaris and night drives are a highlight.

  • When to go: Nov-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Luangwa & a Blizzard of Bats

Brush up your photography skills with wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt and witness the extraordinary annual event of millions of fruit bats roosting in Kasanka National Park. You can also expect to encounter prolific wildlife in South Luangwa, including elephant, spotted hyena, hippo and lion.

  • When to go: Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Shoebills, Lechwe & Luangwa

If you are a connoisseur who yearns for untouched wilderness, this is the safari for you! Zambia's vast Bangweulu wetland is home to over 30,000 black lechwe and the highly endangered shoebill, and Kasanka famously has over 400 bird species, including the rare Pel’s fishing owl.

  • When to go: Mar-Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Kasanka National Park

It might be one of Zambia's smallest parks, but Kasanka is packed full of different habitats with miombo woodland, riverine forest and papyrus swamps being just a few. Picturesque and peaceful, the birdlife here is exceptional and each year the park plays host to the migration of over ten million bats.

  • Where: Central Province
  • Ideal for viewing: blue monkey, sitatunga, straw-coloured fruit bat, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, wattled crane
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching