Ichobezi Houseboats

Reviews of Ichobezi Houseboats

Excellent(95%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 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.
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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Mr & Mrs W from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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3 days of complete relaxation

In all respects other than game viewing this was the highlight of our trip.

Quirky - comfortable accommodation, nice food, friendly and well trained staff and interesting fellow travellers.
An afternoon spent reading a book whilst ensconced in the small "cold tub" on the front deck with elephants casually wading across the river in front of us will linger long in the memory.

Even managed 9 Holes at "Chobe Golf Club which our captain was only too happy to arrange for us

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Mr & Mrs D - West Sussex
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ichobezi Houseboat on the Chobe River

This was a very good way to start our holiday with a relaxed routine on the house boat and in the excursions by the small boats.

A very successful fishing expedition in the river near Kasane.

The staff were excellent. Parish and John as the guides operating the boats with Ernest in charge and Vincent the chef.

When in the small boats you get a very different view of the wild life along the river banks than from the house boat or from a vehicle on land.

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Mr & Mrs J - West Sussex
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ichobezi Houseboats review

A relaxing way to start a safari trip after a long journey to Africa. Food and attention was excellent and we had the boat to ourselves (six of us) which was nice. It is also a way of seeing water and bird life from a different perspective. The early mornings from the deck of a moored boat was great for viewing hippos, elephants and other wildlife coming to drink.

The staff were fantastic and food was very good. They came up trumps for Jean's birthday with champagne and cake at no additional cost. Fishing was from small boats was also very good with five out six of us catching good size fish.

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Mr and Mrs R from Bath
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent: Ernest led a very good team

A very good way to relax, in particular after a long flight

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ichobezi Houseboats review

We had a marvellous time. We were the only guests for most of it! The staff were great, the food excellent, and the service could not have been better. The top of the boat had been refurbished, but I think the rooms, especially the bathrooms would benefit from a a refurbishment. However, no problems.

Harris took us on two boat drives, and he was outstanding. As well as knowing all of the birds, he managed to to get us a sunset close-up viewing of elephants swimming the river!

The two days was a great experience and a contract to the rest of what we saw in Namibia.

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Mr & Mrs P - Harrow
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ichobezi Houseboats review

Boat was a tad run down, otherwise a delightful two days.

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Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful Ichobezi Houseboats!

Words failed all of us, which was a surprise as non of are usually short of something to say. Larry, the manager, and all his crew couldn't have been better. It was the most magical experience and none of us wanted to leave.

The cabins were lovely, the food, thanks to Eustace, the chef, was exceptional, we all wanted to bring Eustace home with us! The trips on the river by tender, to see wild life, were all excellent. The level of comfort was very high. The scenery, covered by elephants, was extraordinary.

Everyone should have this experience.
We can't wait to go back, and for longer!

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