Kasane Airport Botswana – car hire guide

Kasane Airport, Botswana
Kasane Airport, Botswana. Source: Mirko Raner at English Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mirko_Raner

Kasane Airport is located just to the south of the town of Kasane, in northern Botswana. It’s one of the airports used to access Victoria Falls and is close to the borders with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. But Kasane’s main appeal is its proximity to Chobe National Park, one of the most popular and spectacular in Botswana.

At the time of writing (Jan 2018), flights to and from the following locations were scheduled at Kasane Airport, via either Air Botswana or South African Airways:

Car rental is readily available at Kasane Airport, as it is at most other major airports in Botswana. If you are thinking about driving in Botswana — whether locally or long distance — we have some tips on car hire and driving conditions.

Car rental at Kasane Airport

At the time of writing (Jan 2018), we were able to obtain quotes for car hire from the following companies at Kasane Airport:

  • Avis
  • Europcar

Most classes of vehicle were available, including economy and intermediate models, SUV, pickup and 7-seater minivans.

Driving in Botswana

UK licence holders can drive using an International Driving Permit for up to 90 days, according to the UK Foreign Office. As in the UK, vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road in Botswana.

The country has a good network of tarmac roads, but many rural roads are unsurfaced and some areas are extremely remote. Make sure you are prepared if you plan to visit such areas.

Driving standards are generally lower than in western Europe or the UK and wildlife can be dangerous at night in rural areas, so it pays to be extra careful and drive during daylight hours when possible.

Petrol stations are said to be fairly scarce in rural areas, so always top up your tank when passing through a town.

You are reportedly likely to encounter government checkpoints periodically, who may check your car and vehicle papers.

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