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Kasanka National Park, Zambia

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I'm curious, has anyone been to Kasanka NP in Zambia?

and if so, what did you think of it?

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@@Soukous Atravelynn went,I think in 2014. There is a TR somewhere

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@@Soukous Atravelynn went,I think in 2014. There is a TR somewhere

 

that lady has been EVERYWHERE

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She has. I have been there too but over 10 years ago so not current. and no TR from me.

 

Lynn's can be found at http://safaritalk.net/topic/10120-kasanka-bangweulu-liuwa-in-nov-dec-with-robin-pope-safaris/?hl=kasanka

 

and of course Safaridude http://safaritalk.net/topic/11635-a-safari-all-over-zambia-september-2013/?hl=kasanka

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Hey Martin!

 

Back at the lodge but been quiet on ST the last two weeks as we have been super busy dealing with major floods.....

 

I have been to Kasanka a couple of times and loved it. Once during the bat migration and once in early season (April I think). We really enjoyed it. Small and compact park with a very relaxed feel to it.

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Hi Gil, (@@KaingU Lodge) welcome back. Hope that floods have not caused too much damage

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Last Friday we have had a lovely local GTG with another self-driving fan from Ljubljana. This is his TR from Zambia 2016, including Kasanka: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/257787-Trip-report-Zambia-August-2016?highlight=

 

Based on his enthusiastic words, Zambia has climbed to the top of our next Africa destinations :) !

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Hi Gil, (@@KaingU Lodge) welcome back. Hope that floods have not caused too much damage

Thanks Martin,

All subsided now, but it was crazy!! We were lucky - guest tents stayed above water (just), but the water was lapping the bottom of the bar......... the two bridges (Luansanza and Shishamba) were completely underwater, to the extent that I took a boat up the Luansanza and over the bridge. We had to boat incoming guests all the way from the airstrip (near Mukambi) to the lodge. I will get some pictures up.

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Does the rainfall mean that Zambezi river / Kariba dam levels are up and the electricity is back on?

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Does the rainfall mean that Zambezi river / Kariba dam levels are up and the electricity is back on?

 

Dam levels are high. Itezhi Tezhi for example had to open the spillway to deal with the levels. Apparently load shedding has reduced somewhat as a result.

https://www.lusakatimes.com/2017/02/21/generation-electricity-zambia-improved-minister-energy/

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Martin, when were you thinking of going? Combo with Liuwa in November would be pretty amazing ? :)

 

I was quite chuffed to be approached by the Kasanka guys who asked if they could use some of my images on their website:

 

http://kasankanationalpark.com/explore/things-to-do-and-see/witness-the-bat-migration/

 

Its a really, really good place to spot sitatunga as well. We were watching them from camp chairs with morning coffee. The bat migration is really quite a jaw dropping spectacle.

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