The World’s Largest Mammal Migration!

The Great Wildebeest Migration? The biggest animal migration on earth? Nope. While many believe that the great Wildebeest migration in Africa is the largest mammal migration on earth, this is a common misconception. So, what could surpass the over 1.5 million wildebeest trekking between Tanzania and Kenya? Bats. Yes, bats. …

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Protecting Kasanka’s fruit bats

Every year, approximately 10 million fruit bats make their way from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Zambia’s Kasanka National Park, where they take up residence in a small forest. This is the largest mammal migration on earth, and seeing the fruit bats cover the sky at sundown is a …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Elephants everywhere!

Coming across Elephants in Kasanka is always a treat. Although our population is healthy and growing, it is still small, and sightings are by no means daily. We’re not ‘spoiled’ you see! Estimates of population size vary from 30-35 to 40-45 to as many as a hundred. The latter is …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Camp T.R.E.E.

It is not every day that children from rural communities in Zambia have an opportunity to explore and experience their natural heritage. Facing one of the highest deforestation rates on the continent as well as a poaching crisis, there is a pronounced disconnect between rural people and the sustainable utilization …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Nice to meet you!

Fifty-five kilometres along the Mansa Road, not more than thirty from where the Congo Pedicle abruptly ends its awkward protrusion into Zambia’s side lies Kasanka, one of country’s smallest yet most diverse National Parks. Rapidly gaining recognition and fame for hosting the annual congregation of some eight to ten million …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Lavushi Manda!

A recent addition to the portfolio of the Kasanka Trust is Lavushi Manda National Park, close to the town of Mpika. At roughly 1600km2 this Park is just about four times the size of Kasanka and consists of pristine miombo woodlands, wide open dambo’s and a rugged escarpment running along …

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