Botswana’s natural treasure trove
The Chobe Region is home to an abundance of wildlife and serves as the rendezvous point for four countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. The unassuming town of Kasane is the gateway to this diverse and rich part of Africa. Its neighbours include the Chobe National Park, known for its population of Kalahari elephants, and the village of Kazungula where ferries can be taken across to Zambia allowing travellers to stand before the roaring waters of Victoria Falls.
Chobe National Park’s dynamic landscape lends itself to a variety of fauna and flora. Extensive floodplains along the Chobe River to the north – home to the elusive puku antelope – mirror the African sky and fold into mahogany and teak woodlands. An eerie graveyard of trees lies in the Savuti marshlands along the remnants of an inland lake which grow into riverine forests near the Linyanti River. Rocky outcrops across the park are embellished with artwork left behind by San bushmen who still roam parts of Botswana today.
Chobe National Park is home to a number of lodges, houseboats, and camps eager to welcome visitors. Those wanting to explore the wider Chobe region can find accommodation in Kasane and easily make day trips into the park, visit the Chobe Crocodile farm or traverse a mere 100 kilometres across the border to Victoria Falls. Daily flights to Kasane Airport are available from Johannesburg, Gaborone, and Maun Airports.