Katima to Kasane- see what nature offers

Stunning views and wildlife sightings
Discover the true beauty of what the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) has to offer when travelling from Namibia to Botswana.
Ellanie Smit
Explore what nature has to offer when travelling from Katima Mulilo in Namibia to Kasane in Botswana, with stunning views of flowing rivers and sightings of wildlife along the way.
Katima Mulilo is the capital of the Zambezi Region and lies on the Zambezi River.
All in all, Katima is a welcoming town that invites visitors to explore its cultural heritage as well as the untouched captivating beauty of its surroundings.
The Zambezi River is very important not only to local livelihoods and tourism, but also to the fauna and flora it supports.
Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in Zambezi. The best birding spots are with a boat on the river or its tree-lined banks.
A vibrant, typical African market in central Katima Mulilo provides a glimpse into the daily lives of the locals.
For those who like fishing, you can cast your rod from the riverbank, or for an even better experience rent a boat to go searching for some big ones. Late April to December are the best time to reel in a tigerfish, while mid-June to November offers the best opportunities for bream species.
The Mudumu and Nkasa Rupara National parks lie to the southwest of Katima and are easily reachable within a two-hour drive. The parks border the Kwando and Linyanti rivers respectively and are known for big herds of migratory elephants and buffalos. The parks also support healthy populations of other species of game including lions, lechwes, waterbucks, roan antelopes, hippos and crocodiles.
Meanwhile the Chobe National Park in Botswana is also a popular travel destination.
Chobe national Park is in the northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It's known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras.

Heading to Kasane
About 40 km east of Katima Mulilo lies the village of Bukalo, where the road to Ngoma branches off and joins Namibia to Botswana.
From the border head over to Kasane which is close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where the borders of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe almost meet.
Kasane has a number of campsites and lodges which offer day trips into the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls, and boat trips on the Chobe River.
One of the biggest attractions in Kasane is the ginormous Boabab Tree that stands behind the Police Station. It is so immense that it is big enough to fit humans inside the hollow trunk and it was even used as a prison many years ago.
Visit the Biodiversity Centre at the Centre for African Resources: Animals Communities and Land Use which is a fabulous centre which dedicates it’s time to educating the community and enhancing and protecting the wildlife in the Chobe area. The Chobe Crocodile Farm is also nearby.