Millions of straw-coloured fruit bats flock to Kasanka National Park, at the beginning of the rains, where for over 6 weeks they gorge themselves on fruit delicacies. They take to the skies at sunset returning at sunrise, this is a truly amazing spectacle not to missed. The food chain continues, as large number of raptors then feast on the bats.
Kasanka has a birding list of 458, which includes specials such as:
Red and Blue (Anchieta’s) Sunbird African Finfoot African Pitta
Anchieta’s Barbet Whyte’s Barbet Bohm’s Bee-eater
Bohm’s Flycatcher Brown Headed Apalis Blue Mantled Flycatcher
Black Fronted Bushshrike Bocage’s Akalat (Robin) Crowned Eagle
Four Species of Flufftail Green-headed Sunbird Grey-Olive Greenbul
Greater Swamp Warbler Katanga Masked Weaver Marsh Tchagra
Pel’s fishing owl Palm-Nut Vulture Purple Throated Cuckoo-Shrike
Racket-Tailed Roller Ross’s Turaco, Red Throated & Green Twinspot
Souza’s Shrike SharpTailed Starling Square- Tailed Drongo
Animals : Home to the elusive wild Sitatunga, Puku and Roan Antelope.