Do you know that currently, the world’s largest mammal migration is taking place here in Zambia, at Kasanka National Park?  Described as “one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles”, millions of African straw-coloured fruit bats have gathered together in a small patch of forest within the park.

Photo taken by © Belinda Pumfrett

Every year they come to Kasanka, sleeping in the forest during the day and dispersing widely each night to seek out fruits to feed on.  They only stay a few weeks and by the New Year they will once again be flying out across the continent, only returning to Kasanka at the beginning of next year’s rainy season.  But did you also know that Kasanka is home to Zambia’s tiniest bat and one of Africa’s rarest bats that can be found in the park all year round?

Updated for 2019, Bats About Kasanka is a handy ebook which is fact-filled with information that introduces you to the fascinating world of bats at Kasanka National Park.  Highlighting the famous African straw-coloured fruit bats, it also includes photos and information on all the 36 diverse species of bats that you can find when you visit the park.



Bats About Kasanka is packed full of colour photographs, detailed park maps, a useful bat species checklist, the history of how the bat migration became famous worldwide and includes handy tips and advice on planning your next Kasanka bat safari.

You can download it from for your Kindle or visit to download the flip-able epub and static pdf versions for your android tablet or computer.  Priced at US$ 4.99, Bats About Kasanka is published by ARC Zambia and The Kasanka Trust with all proceeds going directly into Kasanka Park conservation projects.



Whether you are planning to visit, or just want to find out more about the world’s largest mammal migration and the many diverse species of bats that visit and live at the park, then Bats About Kasanka is your ideal bat safari companion.