Kasane (ka-saa-ne) lies in Botswana’s most northeastern corner, on the banks of the life-giving Chobe River, just before it flows into the Zambezi. A small but bustling town, it’s the administrative centre of the Chobe region and the gateway for onward journeys into Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Here you’ll find a number of lodges and overlander campsites, vehicle mechanics, supermarkets and tour operators. Although not as well-equipped as Maun for specialist shopping or major repairs, Kasane covers the all the basics and is an essential supply stop for anyone travelling through the region.

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If you have time to do more than shop for supplies, then spend a few days – Kasane is well worth it. There are some excellent lodges and campsites along the Chobe River, with good restaurants, comfy beds (if you’re tired of your tent!) and stunning sunset views. Don’t miss the chance to join a game-watching boat cruise up the Chobe River – the cruises are reason alone to spend a day or two in the town.

The Chobe is a vital water source for tens of thousands of animals, especially in the dry season (June to October) when huge numbers of buffalo, elephant and other iconic species can easily be seen and photographed from the river. Other activities include game drives along the Chobe into Chobe National Park, fishing trips (especially for the much prized tigerfish), and day trips into Zimbabwe to visit the mighty Victoria Falls.

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