If you’ve ever been on a Zambia safari (or any other safari), you would know that the season you travel is of uttermost importance. Travelling in green season can give you a completely different experience than dry season, and while both can be equally rewarding, it’s best to time your trip with the plentiful wildlife spectacles that Africa has to offer.
A Zambia safari this November
Zambia is all about a true wilderness experience with superb guiding. Almost 30% of Zambia’s 752,614 square kilometres is reserved for wildlife. Spread over 20 national parks, this includes the iconic South Luangwa National Park.
The best time to visit Zambia is usually the dry season, from May to October, however some safaris like this one are great all year round, but even more special in November, when these 3 amazing wildlife spectacles happen:
1. The Elephants of Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa National Park
In November, the resident elephants of Mfuwe Lodge walk through the reception area in search of the succulent mango fruit. Guests get to enjoy this amazing spectacle every day. If you are looking for unusual Zambia safari camps, look no further than Mfuwe Lodge. It is also known as the hotel in Africa where elephants walk through. To view the Mfuwe lodge elephants, it is best to visit in November.
2. The Jewel of the Forest
The rarely seen Africa pitta, also known as the jewel of the forest because of its beautiful colouring, arrives to nest in the valley’s thickets during this period. Another amazing spectacle!
3. Africa’s Greatest Mammal Migration
The Kasanka Bat Migration
No, it’s not the Great Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania and Kenya but the Giant Fruit Bat migration of Kasanka, known as the Kasanka Bat Migration. Also known as the ‘Flying Foxes’, these fruit bats weigh almost 300 grams and have a wingspan of 80 cms. Almost 10 million such fruit bats cloud the forests over Kasanka.
Watch the video of these 3 wildlife spectacles in Zambia…
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