If you travel North from Botswana towards the Victoria Falls you probably have to get from Kasane to Livingstone. This is of course if you decide to base yourself in Zambia and not on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. A lot of lodges charge about 700 BWP ($74 USD) for the transport, but there is a much cheaper option.
Taxi from Kasane to the immigration in Botswana
This is the easiest step on the way to your next country. You just walk to the main street in Kasane and get a cab to the border, between three people we paid 30 BWP.
Immigration and ferry to Zambia
To leave the country you have to pay a quick visit to the immigration office. From there it is about a 15-minute walk to the ferry, which doesn’t cost anything to bring you to the other side of the river. During the walk, we were approached by a taxi driver named Justin who offered us a lift, and even though we told him we would decide at the Zambian border once we talked to other taxi drivers, he still walked with us the whole way but was very nice.
We paid 50 USD per person for a visa that allows you to enter Zambia and Zimbabwe but we’re not including this in the total below because everybody has to pay it no matter how you get to the border.
Immigration in Zambia to Livingstone
After getting our passports stamped, we tried asking other taxi drivers for prices but the first guy who followed us from immigration was very persistent and ended up lowering the price to what we thought was more decent for the distance.
We were also approached by another person offering us a ride but he looked like he was on drugs, so this was the second reason why we went with Justin. In the beginning, he asked for 400 ZMW for the 70 km taxi ride to Livingstone but in the end, we paid 250 ZMW for the three of us.
His cousin also gave us a good deal when we exchanged money with him.
The total cost of the trip
Taxi from Kasane to border: 10 BWP = 1 USD
Taxi from Zambian border to Livingstone: 83.33 ZAM = 9 USD
Total cost per person: $10 USD
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