Park and recreation
TRY to book a place on both daily bat walks. The morning outing (expect a 4am start) is less busy and provides the amazing spectacle of bats flying against the rising sun. The afternoon walk offers intimate viewing of the bats preening and socialising before their evening flight.
No special fitness levels are required. Take a torch. Pack layers of clothing; you’ll warm up on the morning trip as the sun rises and start to feel the cold in the afternoon once the sun goes down.
Wear long sleeves and trousers for protection against thorny vegetation and mosquitoes.
Wear sensible, waterproof footwear; the forest floor can get muddy and slippery.
Access to the sites is permitted only as part of the official walks, which include armed escorts in case of encounters with leopards and crocodiles.
There are no credit card facilities at the park; try to book and pay in advance, or ensure you have enough US dollars or Zambian kwacha to pay upfront. More: kasanka.com.