Nestled on Impalila Island in Namibia, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a tented lodge surrounded by breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, birdlife and ideal fishing conditions.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge offers a variety of activities for you to experience during your stay here. Game viewing by boat along the banks of the Chobe National Park, allowing you to get up close and personal with the wildlife as you glide towards them silently, is one of the most popular activites. Each day, you'll venture out by tender boat to get up close and personal with huge herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, crocodile, zebra and more that are drawn to the water. You’ll also see a huge variety of birdlife and plant life. Game viewing on the Chobe River is at its most exceptional from March to November when the weather is drier and the animals are more mobile as they search for food and water.
You can also travel by tender boat to Ijambwe, a local Namibian village on the floodplains of the East Caprivi. Meet village elders and locals and gain a greater understanding of how the inhabitants of this100 year old village live, including learning more about their daily challenges and traditions. Or go on a walking tour to a 2000 year old baobab tree where you'll learn more about the medicinal and spiritual value of Impalila Island's flora.
The lodge’s location is particularly well known for its high quality fishing in over 100 km of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, where you can hook a tiger fish, bream and several other fresh water species.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge features 8 large air conditioned Meru safari tents set on a secluded island beneath a riverine canopy on the banks of the Chobe River. Step out on to your own private balcony to listen to the rapids and the call of fish eagles in the distance, relax on your sumptuous bed and then head to the dining room or bar for something delicious to eat or drink.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is also perfect for families and welcomes children of all ages.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; soft drinks, mineral water, tea/coffee, beer and wine; spirits on selected activities; all activities; road transfers to/from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office; and boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. No babysitting services, separate activities or a children’s menu are available.
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General Information For Guests
The tents are all en-suite with showers. They also have hair dryers, air conditioning, an electronic safe, a fan and a private balcony overlooking the Chobe rapids.
The main area consists of the bar, lounge, open-air dining room and a pool overlooking the Chobe River. There are also battery charging facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the dining and bar area.
Activities available at Ichingo include boat safaris, fishing excursions, bird watching, cultural tours and guided walks on Impalila Island.
All fishing equipment (conventional and fly), bait and fishing licences are supplied.
Tiger fishing is strictly catch and release.
Loud music is not permitted due to National Park requirements.
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: This lodge is situated on the Namibian side of the Chobe River, not the Botswana side. You will be taken to the Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana, and an Ichingo Chobe River Lodge staff member will help with luggage as well as formalities at passport control as you exit Botswana. You will then be transferred by motorised boat to the Namibian Immigration Office on Impalila Island, where you will get your passport stamped and you have now officially entered Namibia. You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen as there is a short walk to the Immigration Office. You will then be transferred by boat to the lodge. PLEASE NOTE: Some nationalities do not require a visa to enter Namibia. Other nationalities require a visa BUT ONLY certain nationalities can obtain a Namibia visa at Impalila Island so please check the Namibian Visa Information for further details to find out more about which nationalities this applies to, otherwise you will need to arrange your visa prior to travel.
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