Excursions into Bots
At the southern end of Mahango lies Namibia's Mohembo border post, followed by a new Botswana customs and immigration post, just north of Shakawe. These are generally quiet posts; both sides seem pleasant and efficient, and open 06.00–18.00. Botswana's programme of tarring roads has been fast, and you can drive all the way to Maun on tar.
If you've thought of visiting Botswana's Okavango Delta, then when you drive across the Caprivi Strip it can feel so near, and yet so far. However, just south of Mahango, within Botswana, are a couple of small camps which are close enough to reach whilst crossing the Caprivi Strip. They offer a taste of the Okavango Delta, within easy reach of Namibia.
Prices within this section are in pula (£1 = P8.13, $1 = P5.16; Œ1 = P5.56).Mohembo border and ferry
Heading north about 13km after Shakawe, you reach the area of the border with Namibia. A left fork takes you to the neat, newly built customs and immigration area for those crossing into Namibia by road.
A right fork leads swiftly to the (free) Mohembo Ferry, which usually takes a few vehicles at a time across the river, including the occasional small truck. Expect to find a lot of people waiting around here – some to cross, others to meet those who have crossed, or to buy and sell things here.