Kasane

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River, Kasane is both the administrative centre of chobe District and gateway to Chobe National park. It also is an important point of debarkation for the nearby victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. Kasane is situated a few kilometres from the Chobe River’s confluence with the Zambezi, where the four countries of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia meet. At Kazungula, a few kilometres away, there is a ferry crossing between Botswana and Zambia. On the main road that runs along the river, and further inland, there are a number of lodges and guest houses.

For travellers wishing to stay and enjoy the park. Some are splendidly situated, with wonderful views of the river and its wildlife. Often visitors opt to have a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise, with an afternoon game drive the following day, as this is the time of day when elephants are usually spotted. Many visitors also tack on a day trip to Victoria Falls, which is about 80 kilometres from Kasane. Kasane now boasts small shopping malls where all basic commodities can be purchased, and arts and crafts shops. While its main attraction is the park that lies a mere 10 kilometres away, there are nevertheless attractions in and around the town.

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