This park is mostly a beautiful sanctuary found in the central province, to the south of the Bangweulu wetland. It is actually on the list of smallest parks on Zambia Safaris covering up an area roughly 450sq km. This park is located within an ecologically full area consists of smaller rivers, lagoons, swamps, riverine forest, miombo woodlands and also large grassland areas. This unique setting sustains several wild birds, species of fish as well as animals.
The Kasanka Trust manages the park in partnership with the local local community with the aim of rehabilitating the park which used to be endangered by poaching. This is one of Zambia’s first private projects in the wildlife park management
There are actually sable antelopes, swamp habiting sitatunga, reedbuck, puku, waterbuck, sharpe’s grysbok and the rare blue monkeys over the woodlands. Herds of elephants can be observed roaming over the plains.
Boat rides over the lake shall reward you with views of more than 300 aquatic birds such as the shoebill, Pel’s fishing owl, osprey, the pygmy goose and the wattle crane. It is deemed an fantastic birding site particularly for raptors like the black breasted snake eagle. Allow some time to do fishing from Luwombwa river for species like tiger fish, the tasty bream and also barbell. Boats are normally available for rent.
Hotels and Accommdation
There is lodging from Luwombwa camp, fully outfitted tented camps having boats as well as canoes for hire for boat trips for the lovely Luwombwa River. Wasa Camp on the shores of Lake Wasa presents simple overnight accommodation with its six twin bed bungalows. There is a camping area along with washing and self cooking services on the north western tip of the park.
Take on the Great North Road from Lusaka, move right right after Kapiri Mposhi and left from Serenje on the way to Samfya. Switch left upon the 54km park signpost from the Malaushi gateway.
Kasanka is visited throughout the year. Birding is actually good during the wet period from November to March when migratory birds from the north. Bats are often noticed around November and December. Wildlife viewing is normally perfect in the dry season in May up to October.