and restaurant has been erected. It’s the kind of bar where you’re likely to get stuck for a few hours. Camping costs P105 (R138) per person. Four-sleeper family room from P1 450 (R1 900) per night. GPS: S17.78628 E25.18143 Contact: 00 267 625 0995;
Senyati Safari Camp
This camp is about 20 km southeast of Kasane and accessible from the A33 tar road. The road to the camp itself is quite sandy, but help is nearby should you get stuck. The highlight here is the elephants and other wildlife that congregate at the waterhole in the dry season. We’ve even seen wild dogs here! There are eight chalets and 20 camping stands.
Camping P190 (R249) per adult; P100 (R131) per child under 12. Four-sleeper chalet P1 570 (R2 056) per night; 11-sleeper chalet P3 970 (R5 200) per night. GPS: S17.87286 E25.23533 Contact: 00 267 7188 1306;
This value-for-money place borders Chobe National Park, near the Ngoma border post west of Kasane. It takes about an hour to drive here from Kasane.
It’s easily accessible in any vehicle, has views of the Chobe floodplain and elephants roam freely.
Muchenje has 10 camping stands: P130 (R170) per adult; P70 (R92) per child aged 5 – 12; free for children under 5. There are three self- catering cottages, which cost P720 (R943) per night for two people. GPS: S17.944029 E24.70341 Contact: 00 267 75 007 327;
Chobe Water Villas
Planning a honeymoon? Blow the budget at this new luxury lodge. It’s in Namibia, so you first have to have your passport stamped at the Kasane immigration office. You can see the lodge when you go on a sunset cruise on the Chobe – it’s on the water with views of Sedudu Island.
Rates from US$445 (R6 370) per person, including all meals and two activities, like a game drive in Chobe and a sunset cruise. You’re transported from Kasane to the lodge and back by boat.
The same company also manages two other lodges in Namibia. If you want to catch tiger fish, ask about Kazo Lodge on Impalila Island. The accommodation is more affordable at Kazo and there are discounts for children under 18. GPS: S17.80708 E25.12424 Contact: 031 762 2424 (SA bookings); flameofafrica.com