Kasane Botswana is situated near the so-called ‘Four Corners’, where Botswana shares borders with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Aside from serving as the Chobe District capital, it is also an important tourism hub, given its proximity to the border and numerous tourist attractions in the greater region, including Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. For a small town, the accommodation offers everything from campsites to five-star lodgings. Kasane has grown to service the overland safari industry, with most necessities available. Kasane can be reached by air via Kasane International Airport, along with border control facilities for the above-mentioned countries.

Essential Traveller Information
PLAN YOUR TRIP

Kasane is readily accessible by land and air. Those who are driving from one of the neighbouring countries need to be aware of the operating hours of the border posts, as detailed below:-

  • Botswana/Namibia at Ngoma – Opening hours: 07h00 – 18h00
  • Botswana/Zimbabwe at Kazungula – Opening hours: 06h00 – 20h00
  • Botswana/Zambia at Kazungula – Opening hours: 06h00 – 22h00

Due to the abundance of safari-related activities in the area, Kasane is very well-serviced, with accommodation options and numerous safari operators. It is relatively easy to arrange day trips visiting the nearby national parks and the renowned Victoria Falls. For self-drive visitors wishing to go on game drives or camping safaris, well-equipped 4×4 vehicles and adequate provisions for the duration are essential. Boat trips on the Chobe River are also popular. Contact your travel agent or accommodation provider if you have any questions.

By air, visitors can catch scheduled flights to Kasane from Gaborone, Francistown and Maun in Botswana and Johannesburg in South Africa. Numerous private charter companies also use the Kasane Airport. However, do not be tempted to walk from the airport due to dangerous wildlife. By road, Kasane is close to the border with Zimbabwe and Zambia at the Kazungula border crossing, about 8 km (5 mi) to the east. The Ngoma border post with Namibia is 58 km (36 mi) to the west. The safari hub of Maun, serving the Okavango Delta, is 608 km, while the capital, Gaborone, is 925 km (575 mi) to the south. The above routes are all on well-paved roads, although care should be taken for roaming wildlife, cattle and pedestrians. Driving at night is not advised.

Kasane can be visited at any time of the year, although a “Peak Season” is associated with the corresponding high/low seasons of the surrounding national parks. Your travel agent or accommodation provider will advise you when these are for the destinations in Botswana and neighbouring Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. During the Summer (November to April), you can expect hot and humid conditions with cloudy conditions and occasional rainfall. In Winter (May to October), the weather is warm and clear. Temperatures range between 10°C to 35°C throughout the year. Self-drive visitors planning a safari should remember that many secondary roads become impassable in the Wet Season from November to March.

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