About the Bat Migration
The arrival of 10 million straw coloured fruit bats into a tiny patch of evergreen swamp forest in Kasanka National Park between October and December each year is the highlight of the Kasanka Calendar. While not typically at the top of the traditional safari traveller’s list, the spectacle and ecological implications of the arrival of up to 3’500 tons of flying mammals over an 8 week period to a tiny patch of forest is something that every nature lover will be enthralled with.
The bats leave the forest in the early evening every night and then return in the early hours of the morning at it is at this time that lucky visitors may get the chance to film the majestic Crowned Eagle hunting the bats as seen in the BBC AFRICA series(view video on the left), SAVANNA episode. Of course, there are other eagles hunting here including the Fish Eagle, Martial Eagle and many more.
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