Zambia: Bat Migration at Sunset at Japanese Hide

Every year between November and December (at the beginning of the rain season) the world’s biggest mammal migration happens in Kasanka National Park in the northern Zambia. 11 million straw-colored fruit bats descend into the swamp of Kasanka onto a tiny patch of evergreen swamp forest to feast on seasonal ripe fruit trees. This natural phenomenon is truly amazing and unique only to Kasanka and Zambia. Every sunrise and sunset for about 15 minutes a swarm of bats comes out (or returns) from (to) their roosting place against the backdrop of the scarlet sky. It is surreal and unbelievable to be able to witness this! Japanese hide was one of the hides at Kasanka to observe this migration.