Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Reviews of Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 16 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 16 of our travellers who have visited Ichingo Chobe River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge review

Lovely spot by the River again, large tent, but were a bit surprised to find no mosquito nets here. But there was repellant provided.

We enjoyed sitting with the other guests for the meals, they were a very diverse group and it's interesting to hear what other visitor have seen and done. ( there seems to be less of this now, I suppose the lodges are bigger, but I enjoy it and miss it!
The food was imaginative and well cooked and presented.

Felix our guide looked after us well, from Boabab tree walk, to finding a leopard on the banks on the Chobe.

The only downside is the faff getting there, walking up the hill to the immigration post in the middle of the day is a chore, as well as all the other formalities. Maybe something to be said for staying Botswana side as we did before? But the location did mostly make up for it.

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Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Real luxury in a magical setting

From the moment we were met by our guide in Kasane we were looked after wonderfully - he was available whenever we wanted to go on whatever activity we chose. He was knowledgeable and sensitive to our interests, a good boatman and friendly companion. We saw an amazing variety of birds and animals, including enormous herds of buffalo and elephant.

Meals were very enjoyable taken round a communal table, the food excellent. Our room was very comfortable with the sound of the rapids to lull us to sleep. Our wake up call with a fresh tray of tea was delightful.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge review

We and our Australian friends moved on to Ichingo for one night after the houseboat.

Tents were spacious and very comfortable with enough storage space; bathroom was large and well designed though a lick of paint wouldn’t go amiss. We only did one activity; an afternoon boat trip on which we didn’t see a huge amount but just being out on the river is a pleasure.

The fish for dinner was delicious and we really enjoyed chatting after dinner with owner Dawn and another couple – so much so that our accustomed 9pm bedtime stretched to 11.30! Unfortunately we hadn’t been told that tea and coffee would be brought to the tent in the morning so only found the tray when we set off for breakfast!

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 27-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Remote lodge on Impalila Island

Great location on a fast-moving section of the Chobe River. Very good river excursions and walking on the island with our excellent guide Robert.

The lodge was very pleasant and relaxing and the food was outstanding.

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Ms C - Sacramento
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge review

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Mr & Mrs R from Daventry
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Last stop on the Chobe

Very friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Owner dined with guests, making one feel welcome.
Tent set above the river so that the sound of the water was ever present, with monkeys in the tree outside. Good bathroom at rear.
Lovely river excursions with knowledgeable guide.
A good stay.

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The B Family from Nottingham
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our favourite lodge

Really good location with very friendly people. The excursions were excellent with very knowledgeable guides. Birding was superb, lots of good wildlife in Chobe and fishing was excellent.

The tents were comfortable with added brick built bathroom. Food was excellent with top quality vegetarian meals. Very flexible arrangements with guides to go for as long as you wish. Laundry service included.

Highly recommended.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge review

Really pleased we chose this one. It is not as luxurious as some, but has reall character, and the service is excellent. For example, as there is not continuous power in the rooms, and so no kettle, hot water and drinks are brought to the room at 0700.

We were the only guests that night! We had dinner with Ralph and really enjoyed his company (his wife was away).
Raphael was our guide on a boat drive and a village walk, and he was superb.

Now I understand how the transfer works from Zimbabwe! (By the way, we did not receive any prior information about pickup time, but I emailed Ralph, who replied promptly) Getting our passport stamped four times to get there was part of the fun, especially at the immigration point on the island!

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful

Excellent in every respect.

We could not fault anything with this lodge other than we were unable to stay longer. The fishing was the high light of our stay with special thanks to Robert for achieving our first Tiger fish catch.

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Mr M & Mr C - Switzerland
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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