Kasane Travel Guide, Kasane Safari Tours Botswana

Kasane Travel Information

Not too long ago Kasane was an inaccessible and unremarkable small village. Nevertheless, its planned location next to the main tourist routes of Botswana safari (meeting point of four countries – Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia) has led to fast expansion in recent years. Six kilometres east of Kasane is small Kazungula, which is like the border post between Botswana and Zimbabwe and the landing for the Kazungula Ferry linking Botswana and Zambia.

Located on the Chobe River in the northeast, Kasane is an active little town providing trouble-free admission to the Chobe National Park. Because there are no boundary fences connecting the park and the village, game like elephant and hippo can regularly be spotted roving down the road and throughout the Kasane campsites.

Kasane is the administrative centre of the Chobe District and the northern entrance to the Chobe National Park. There is one entrance into the Chobe National Park from Kasane: Sedudu gate which is south of the river.

A number of large dead trees along the Sedudu Valley Road are ideal for spotting elusive leopards, which are plentiful in the area.

Kasane also provides access to two more tourist sights: Namibia’s Caprivi Strip to the west and the Victoria Falls to the east on the Zimbabwe/Zambian border.

There are numerous garages, banks, hotels,shops and river lodges, flight services in the village, together with an international airport just 4km out of town. The lodges provides morning and evening drives into the park as far as Serondela.

Kasane also supports an old and decorous baobab tree with its own story to tell: in the early twentieth century the brought out centre of the tree trunk served as the home prison for many years earlier than the current brick structure at the back of -it was built.

A small Botswana safari drive out of Kasane leads you to a bend in the Chobe River close to the Kasane Rapids. Several of picnic sites can be spotted in the areas that are value for a visit if only to sight the rich birdlife that can be viewed close to the rapids. Search for remarkable species like the African finfoot and the halfcollared kingfisher. Most of the lodges present river cruises, which give a good chance to sight birds and animals alike from near by quarters. Sunset above the Chobe River is perhaps one of the best photographed in Africa.

Kasane is also admired as a fishing safari destination. A great number of fish species can be spotted in the waterways off Kasane like the tiger fish and bream. Nearly all of the lodges in the region cater for fishing safaris in addition to boat and tackle hire.

Across the Chobe river from Kasane is the flat grassy plains of Sedudu Island, a feeding ground for elephant, hippo and buffalo.

Holiday tourists to Kasane can also tour the Kasane Hot Springs natural mineral spa and Inching fishing camp, which is an outstanding area for fishing. The Sedudu Island on the Chobe River is also a preferred site for game viewing and bird watching. As you are in Kasane make it a point to take part in one of the usual sundowner river cruises, a trip on the rapids of the Chobe River and a tour+

to the old hollow baobab tree.