Kasanka National Park, Northern Zambia
Most Exsus guests will stay at Wasa Lodge, near Lake Wasa and the bat hides on the Eastern side of the park. Accommodation is in functional thatched rondavels with ensuite bathrooms, but let’s face it, if you’re here at all (and just a handful of intrepid travellers are) it’s not for luxury rooms.
Food and Facilities
Well, there is food, and reasonable grub at that, but this is not haute cuisine. There’s also a bar for a late afternoon beer (Mosi, brewed in Zambia is a particular local favourite). As for facilities, can we count hot bucket showers and the odd lantern at night?
Activities in Kasanka
There are early morning and late afternoon walks to see the bats as they fly to and from their roosts. The early morning walks live up to their name, starting as early as 4 am, and offer great photographic opportunities of bats whirling against the rising sun. There are also hides for spotting the bats and the rare sitatunga antelope (safari geeks, have your binoculars at the ready!) On most Exsus trips to Kasanka guests will also visit the Bangwelu Wetlands to see the rare shoebill storks.