Ichobezi Houseboats

Reviews of Ichobezi Houseboats

Excellent(96%) From 38 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 38 of our travellers who have visited Ichobezi Houseboats, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A must for any visitor to Namibia

Another repeat for us. 2 years ago we had 2 nights, this time 3, neither were long enough!

We were lucky to have 2 of the crew members from our previous visit, Martin, the guide, whose knowledge of wildlife is second to none, and Eustace, the chef, whose skills leave us speechless. Larry, our skipper from 2 years ago, came to the boat to greet us.
Our skipper this time, Ben, was charming. he and his crew made our stay very memorable.

We were very lucky to see Leopards, male, female & a very young juvenile. (hours of patience and good quick eyesight are needed, for the guides & the guests). This family of 'cats' really performed for us.

We spent 2 hours at Inchingo Chobe River Loge, while waiting to go the airport, where the owner, Ralph & his staff looked after us superbly

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Mr & Mrs R from Daventry
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Different way to see the Chobe

Very different experience with a look at local fishermen at work without feeling intrusive.
Liked having own dedicated boat and guide for transfers and excursions.
Service on the houseboat was excellent. How did they share out all the work? Cabin small but spotless, if a bit hot, and bed very comfortable.

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Mr F and Ms C from Toronto, Canada
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Relaxing way to tour Chobe Riverfront

Really nice way to see Chobe Riverfront and very relaxing.

Only had one night so activities were limited. The staff are very knowledgeable and always able to help you identify the bird you just took a picture of.

The game excursions on motorboats is also a nice way to discover the park.

You're on a boat so the rooms are smaller but still very comfortable.

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Mr & Mrs M - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 28-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great water based time on Ichobezi Houseboat

Four spacious well equipped cabins, large dining/lounging/viewing area, up to four tender boats for close up viewing and fishing. And a professional attentive crew of five to cater for all needs.

The food, prepared on board by a dedicated chef, was quality restaurant standard.

Although late May is not supposed to be the prime time for game viewing we had no lack of animals or birds to keep us constantly entranced. We even managed to catch a few tiger fish.

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Mr & Mrs F - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 28-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful bird and animal life

This part of our trip totally exceeded my expectations. The men looking after us could not do enough for us.

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Mr & Mrs G - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 28-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic experience on Ichobezi Houseboat

Coordinator on board Ernest made everything run like clockwork, was very knowledgable about the area and did everything in his power to make our stay a memorable one.

The guides were very knowledgable especially about the bird life . They did everything possible to ensure we experienced everything on the Chobe River while always seeking our input to ensure that they were meeting our needs. Guides Martin, Morgan and Vasco.

Chef Vincent prepared excellent food and even prepared a birthday cake for one of our group.

We were quite surprised at the quality and variety of food given the obvious limitations on the boat and cooking for a different culture.

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Mr & Mrs M - Western Australia
Arrived on: 28-May-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fantastic experience

This was a genuine highlight of the trip

Have recommended to friends

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Amigos de Espana
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ichobezi Houseboats review

I really recommend this - a great end to 3 weeks in Namibia. The staff were brilliant, and the houseboat means your trips to Kasene National Park are along the river - elephants by the hundreds, hippos by the score, and a couple of leopards thrown in for good measure

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Mr & Mrs S - Sydney
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A fantastically relaxing way to see wildlife!

We would have stayed for an extra night or two, had we known how fantastic the houseboat experience was. As it was, we stayed for 2 nights and were sorry to leave.

We came down with shocking colds while staying here and were largely confined to quarters, however, this didn't matter as we saw masses of elephants, hippos, buffalos, impalas, crocodiles, Lady Lechwade deer and kudu without even getting out of bed due to having the (only) guest-room with its' own sliding picture windows to a deck.

An excellent alternative to spending weeks bouncing around in a safari vehicle! Would recommend everyone to include this experience in their safari itinerary.

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Mr & Mrs M from Australia
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Review of Ichobezi Mukwae

A nice and relaxing change of pace with comfortable accommodation and excellent hosting. Was so nice to tie up at night at a remote spot and watch elephant, kudu, impala, etc. come down to drink a few yards away. For the last night we had the boat to ourselves. The manager, Given, and our guide Raymond were very good but the star of the show was the chef Eustace who produced beautifully presented and prepared meals.

The only area in need of improvement is the provision of some form of insect screening in the dining area in the evening. There are a number of inexpensive options on the market

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