Reviews of Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
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As there was not room for us to stay in the lodge itself for two nights we were booked onto the houseboat for the first night. What an absolute delight. To cruise down the Chobe river, drink in hand in complete luxury and relaxation was pure magic. We had an airy double cabin with en suite showeroom with big windows at water level. Up on deck was a sitting area, bar, dining area and plunge pool.
Eiight of us were looked after by Ernest and his lovely crew and nothing was too much trouble for them. As night fell and all the other boats disappeared home we were left under the stars with elephants playing nearby and hippos grunting. We could have stayed there for a week.
However back on land we were warmly welcomed by Ralph and his staff and had a lovely stay at the lodge. We tried very hard to catch some Tiger fish but the big ones got away. We will just have to go back. Ralph was a great raconteur and kept us all amused round a large table for dinner. Lovely rustic lodge on a quiet (except for the water over the rapids) backwater where we watched otters playing.
Ichingo as brilliant as usual !
Short, sweet stay - we love Ichingo - Ralph charning, knowledgable host as always - tiger fishing up to scratch - elephants in position on the Chobe as should be - love the new houseboats - we'll have one of those next time !Read more about the whole safari
Ichingo Chobe Lodge review
Again we felt it would have been better for instructions to advise us to meet at the fromt of the Immigration Office rather than at the wharf. It was raining cats and dogs. The boat was late because of lightening and storm and we had no indication of what or who to look out for and had it not been for a helpful guide from the Chobe Safari Lodge we would have thought they had forgotten about us. No means of contact as mobiles not getting through. There was no cover on the boat and we were soaked along with our luggage.
Why not meet the boat at Chobe Safari Lodge after you have gone through procedures at immigration ? HOWEVER..
Once we arrived....
The welcome was good and we enjoyed our stay.
Expert Africa comments
Generally our instructions for meeting the team from Ichingo Chobe Lodge work well for our clients and for the Lodge. We are sorry that, because of the rain, this was not the case in this instant.