When in Kasane remember to visit the CARACAL Biodiversity Center just up the hill from First National Bank. This amazing place is one of a kind in Botswana. Come and see indigenous amimals from mongoose to scorpions. Gate fees are used to support our environmental education program for school children in Chobe. Visit us at www.caracal.info or our...more
Since Kasane is on the edge of Chobe National Park, the logical thing to do there is take advantage of all of the natural beauty and chances to observe the wildlife in its natural environment. Boat tours provide a great opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and a myriad of birdlife, as well as the antelopes and other animals that come...more
Kasane makes a great base if you want to cross over into Zambia or Zimbabwe. You can easily do a day trip to Victoria Falls from here - either to Livingston (Zam) or Vctoria Falls town (Zim). For VERY important information on the Kazangula corssings see my ferry tip!Just be aware of visas (can be got at the borders) Zambia is more expensive than...more
From Kasane you can take the ferry to Zambia, its a bit hectic, one huge truck , 4 cars and as much people as can crowd in climb on the ferry moving up and down all the time between Botswana and Zambia, there didnt seem times, when it gets go one side its turns back and goes to other side, There were 2 ferry's.If you going by car or truck its a...more
Goes without saying ....a game drive of course...take lots of photos...most game drives can be arranged through the lodge you are staying with, and tend to be quite expensive for foreigners.But it`s so worth it !!If you have hired your own 4x4 even better, but i would advise you take along a guide for the day just incase you get stuck, or lost, and...more
You can go as a foot passenger or with a vehicle.If you are in a hire car you will need to check and get special permission. Mostly hire cars, due to insurance agreements do NOT allow you to take the car into Zambia. And, mostly because of the politial climate and perceived crime, most hire companies do not want their vehicles taken into Zimbabwe....more
I think it is best if I describe how I found it :A short drive from Kasane under the cover of total early morning darkness (avoiding elephants as we went), we arrived at where we believed we caught the ferry from. A line of trucks down the left hand side of the road helped confirm this probably was the place but with no office, sign or official it...more
There are no fences separating Chobe National Park and town and the animals do not feel the need to stick to Chobe National Park. It is great - you really are at one with the wildlife. However, you should take caution, especially on the outskirts of town... a bad tempered elephant is not to be trifled with and, if one leaves one's car door open,...more
smugglers collect goods off ferry between Botswana and Zambia, the rush with small boats and load on fuel, wine and food to smuggle into ( It seems) Zimbabwe, nothing seemed dangerous but dont stand on ferry where foodstuffs and parcels are loaded, it gets quite hectic when they dump the stuff into the boats, stand clear , I never at any time felt...more
PLease take some cash as not all places take credit cards.... and those that do take credit cards do not take all credit cards... or ATM not working... so plz take extra cash.When I was there some poeple had problems with not being able to pay for things or get cash... so dont just rely on your credit card here.more
Luggage and bags:
it`s hot, so dont take much!in winter the evenings can be a little chilly.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: lots of mosquito repellant...a net too!there is malaria in this area so if you like take prophalactics.
Photo Equipment: lots!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: of course a tent(with pegs)if you are intending on camping
Kasane is a small city on the south bank of Chobe River, in the north-eastern corner of Botswana. It's a boundary of Chobe National Park, and serves as the administative center of Chobe District. The poplulation is less than 10,000 people. The city has a number of campsites, lodges and accommodations oriented towards the safari tourists.Namibia...more