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Welcome to Africa's elephant capital

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River, this small town is the gateway to Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park teems with elephants. They wander onto the fairways of the local golf courses. They feed contentedly between the reeds on Sedudu Island, photographed with enthusiasm by travellers on sunset cruises.

Sometimes they wander into Kasane town and the rangers have to drive them back into the national park. With a population of more than 120, 000 elephants, it’s almost a guarantee that visitors to Chobe will see an elephant from up close. Most of the action in Chobe takes place near the river, where animals gather in large numbers during the dry season. Visitors can enjoy exhilarating sightings from 4x4s on the river road, or from a boat on the meandering river at sunset.

Popular Kasane safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Ultimate Botswana safari

Explore Botswana's Moremi and Selinda reserves on foot, in a safari vehicle or a mokoro for unforgettable wildlife encounters with big game and rare birds

$ 9,470

£ 7,534

R 135,998

8,389

per person

6 days

Highlights of Botswana

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations; the Savute region and Okavango Delta 

$ 5,450

£ 4,336

R 78,267

4,828

per person

8 days

Quick and affordable Victoria Falls & Chobe experience

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park

$ 2,275

£ 1,810

R 32,671

2,015

per person

5 days
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Carla Lewis-Balden says

There are few activities that rival a sunset cruise on the Chobe River. Sitting on the boat's upper deck, surrounded by elephants and hippos and watching the tangerine, copper and crimson pyrotechnics of a Chobe sunset is one of the most magical experiences I have had on an African safari.

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Travellers who have visited this park list a sunset cruise on the Chobe River as the highlight of their tour. The boats cruise between pods of hippos and elephants feeding between the reeds, stopping near the banks where gargantuan crocodiles sun themselves and buffaloes congregate in large numbers to quench their thirst.

The animals have become accustomed to humans, which gives budding and professional photographers the chance to obtain the perfect shot. If you are looking to tick an African skimmer off your birding list, Chobe is the ideal place to do so. The river and its marshy habitat also attract a wide array of waterbirds such as the yellow-billed stork, African Openbill, African spoonbill, hamerkop and the elegant saddle-billed stork.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kasane

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Kasane safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at discoverafrica.com and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

from South Africa

Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…

Patti Legg

from South Africa

Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all…

Billy

from South Africa

Well planned safari and good service. Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings -…

Billy

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