The town of Kasane lies in the northeastern corner of Botswana, close to 3 other countries; Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. It’s a small town but a tourist hotspot. It is home to Chobe National Park, a park that has the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, and serves as a gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is one of the premier safari destinations in the world and comes with a high price tag. For budget-conscious travelers, there are affordable accommodations, but many people choose the self-drive option and camp.
To reach Kasane, there are direct flights from Johannesburg and Gaborone, but buses are also very popular. Night buses leave the capital at night and reach Kasane in the morning. Foreign currencies, especially the US dollar is accepted in most mid-top end hotels, lodges, and tour operators, but you will find plenty of exchange bureaus. Visas are not required for U.S citizens and many other westerners, just make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months. The risk of contracting yellow fever in Botswana is very minimal, and therefore vaccination is not required, unless coming from a place with high yellow fever prevalence. Hep A, typhoid fever, polio are recommended, especially if traveling up north. Malaria is prevalent, so it’s best to take malaria pills or bring a mosquito spray. Some hotels will have mosquito nets, but it’s best to err on the side of caution. To reduce your chance of running into wild animals, plenty of taxis are available to take you around town. Never walk around at night! For more tips to help you enjoy your holiday in Kasane, check out our travel tips.