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Travel Considerations

Things to know before you travel:

The Kasane area lies in a malaria belt and it is recommended to take prophylactics while staying int he area. It is always advisable to use repellent and to wear long sleeves and trousers after dark.

Consult your doctor or travel clinic at least one month before August for advice regarding prophylactics and malaria precautions as well as any vaccinations that you might require for travel to Botswana or other parts of the region that you will visit. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides recommendations, click here.

Though Botswana itself is a yellow fever-free zone, we will all travel to Zambia in a group excursion to Victoria Falls. All travelers and guest will require a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. If you require this vaccination, you should have it done at least two (2) weeks before you travel. For a full list of countries that require a yellow fever vaccination, click here

It is generally safe to drink the water in Botswana, and be sure to drink lots of it to avoid dehydration as the heat in Botswana can be intense.

There is a private clinic in the town of Kasane on the edge of Chobe and the lodge can organize on-site medical treatment.


Climate and Weather

August is the dry season in Kasane and average daytime temperatures are a pleasant 27°. At night in the dry season it can get quite chilly. If setting out on an early morning excursion at this time of year, you will likely want a jacket, and hats are advisable for sun protection. A jacket and hat are included with registration for the meeting.

The dry season is the best time of year to see huge herds of Chobe's famous elephants in the Chobe River, as well as equally vast heard of buffalo and the park's many predators, all of which are drawn to the river's banks.

Travel Considerations

Things to know before you travel:

The Kasane area lies in a malaria belt and it is recommended to take prophylactics while staying int he area. It is always advisable to use repellent and to wear long sleeves and trousers after dark.

Consult your doctor or travel clinic at least one month before August for advice regarding prophylactics and malaria precautions as well as any vaccinations that you might require for travel to Botswana or other parts of the region that you will visit. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides recommendations, click here.

Though Botswana itself is a yellow fever-free zone, we will all travel to Zambia in a group excursion to Victoria Falls. All travelers and guest will require a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. If you require this vaccination, you should have it done at least two (2) weeks before you travel. For a full list of countries that require a yellow fever vaccination, click here

It is generally safe to drink the water in Botswana, and be sure to drink lots of it to avoid dehydration as the heat in Botswana can be intense.

There is a private clinic in the town of Kasane on the edge of Chobe and the lodge can organize on-site medical treatment.


Climate and Weather

August is the dry season in Kasane and average daytime temperatures are a pleasant 27°. At night in the dry season it can get quite chilly. If setting out on an early morning excursion at this time of year, you will likely want a jacket, and hats are advisable for sun protection. A jacket and hat are included with registration for the meeting.

The dry season is the best time of year to see huge herds of Chobe's famous elephants in the Chobe River, as well as equally vast heard of buffalo and the park's many predators, all of which are drawn to the river's banks.

Pre-and-post-travel