is a town in Botswana
, close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where four countries almost meet: Botswana, Namibia
. It is at the far north-eastern corner of Botswana where it serves as the administrative center of the Chobe District. The population of Kasane was 7,638 in 2001 census.
The town lies on the south bank of the wide Chobe River
which forms the border with the extreme tip of Namibia's Caprivi Strip
, though the swamps on the Namibian side prevent any habitation on that side or river crossings to it. About to the east of Kasane Botswana has of frontage to the Zambezi river immediately below its confluence with the Chobe River, and here the Kasane border post
serves the Kazungula Ferry
crossing to Zambia on the north bank of the Zambezi. Nearby a second border post serves the road into Zimbabwe which runs along the south bank of the Zambezi to Victoria Falls
Kasane is at the northern end of the tarred highway from Francistown
which is a regional artery between southern and central Africa particularly for trucks too heavy for the Victoria Falls Bridge
's periodic weight restrictions.
Kasane is at the north-eastern boundary of Chobe National Park
and its road links make it a popular access point for tourists to the park as well as those including it in an itinerary taking in the Okavango Delta
and Victoria Falls.
Kasane has a number of campsites and accommodations oriented towards the safari... Read More