Kasane Budget Travel


Where is Kasane?

The town of Kasane lies in the far northeastern corner of Botswana, on the banks of the beautiful Chobe River, in close proximity to the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This town serves as an administrative centre for the area and travel hub. It provides easy access to Botswana's most famous game park - Chobe National Park - as well as the world-renowned Victoria Falls, which lies between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Kasane is also a convenient stop between the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, the Okavango Delta and Chobe or Victoria Falls.

Kasane a.k.a. Africa's 'Four Corners'

Kasane is situated close to the 'Four Corners' where Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana almost meet.

On the southern bank of the Chobe River, Kasane is:

  • across the river from the island of Impalila (Namibia)
  • west of the village of Kazungula (Zambia) from where the ferry runs
  • near the road to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Kasane Highlights

While many think of Kasane as merely a gateway to bigger things, the town and surrounds have much to offer visitors:

  • Picturesque accommodation on the banks of the beautiful Chobe River
  • Sunset cruises on the river
  • Game drives into the nearby Chobe National Park
  • Ferry trips into Zambia at Kazungula
  • CARACAL Biodiversity Centre and Snake Park
  • Game-fishing for Tigerfish and Bream
  • Kasane Hot Springs

Down The Road

Chobe National Park

Botswana's most famous (and many say, beautiful) national park, Chobe offers the visitor everything you would expect from a top class game reserve.

Highlights include:

  • the largest elephants in Africa both in size and number - best seen during the dry season
  • the Big 5: elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo and, rarely, rhino (sadly almost extinct due to poaching)
  • a multitude of antelope - including the rare sable with their lethal scimitar-shaped horns
  • day tours allowing a close-up of elephant and crocodiles - but not too close to those temperamental hippos!

Victoria Falls

Under 60km down the road, lies the spectacular 'Smoke that Thunders'. Sitiuated at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this world-renowned natural wonder has to be seen to be believed.

Known as the Adventure Capital of Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls offers an array of activities to suit any adrenaline junkie's wildest dreams, including:

  • Whitewater rafting in the gorges
  • Bungee jumping from the bridge
  • Kayaking
  • Flights over the falls

For those less partial to adrenaline bursts, the area offers many more 'sedate' options, not excluding visiting the falls themselves and the magical Rain Forests formed in the mist from the gushing water. Other options include horse-riding, curio-shopping and ambling around the quaint town of Victoria Falls.

Kasane Weather

Kasane has two distinct seasons - wet and dry.

The wet season (December to May) is during the hot summer, with daytime temperatures averaging in the high 20's/30s (degrees C) and minimums in the high teens.

The dry season - winter - is from June to November when, often, no rain falls at all. Daytime temperatures average in the mid-20s, but nights can be cool - under 10 degrees C.

Travelling

By air

The town is served by Kasane International Airport (BBK). There are a few scheduled flights e.g. Air Botswana service to Gaborone and Maun and South African Airways (SAA) to Johannesburg, many not direct.

By car

There is a tarred road into Kasane from the east and south from Nata, which connects to tarred roads from Zimbabwe (notably Victoria Falls), and from Francistown, Maun, and Gaborone in Botswana.

By ferry

Nearby Kazungula has a ferry crossing to Zambia.

Kasane: a Celebrity's Choice

In 1975 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married for the second time in Kasane.


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