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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;

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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;

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Muchenje Camp

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;

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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

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