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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge


17°46’35.8"S 25°10’0.8"E

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge: Our full report

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge overlooks the Chobe River on the south side of the Impalila Island at the very ...

... eastern tip of the Caprivi Strip. The lodge has eight large safari tents set amidst the riverine forest.

For an offbeat complement to the lodge, you can opt (in advance) to spend a night or two on one of the two Ichobezi Houseboats which ply the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. The Ichobezi Moli and Ichobezi Mukwae each have four cabins that look out onto stunning views of the river, whilst the top decks have a plunge pool, a bar and lounge, and tender boats for short excursions.

Note that although Ichingo stands on an island in Namibia, it is very close to Chobe National Park in Botswana – and some of its activities are boat trips along the Chobe in search of the park's game. Ichingo can easily combined into most trips to Botswana – or even used for a short side-trip of a few days when staying in the Livingstone area.


Geographics

Location
Caprivi Strip, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2 to 3 nights
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities

Special interests

Birdwatching
Ichingo is on a lush island between the Chobe and Zambezi rivers, and this is a top Namibia birdwatching destination. Some of the Okavango's specials are found here, and highly unusual species like the rock pratincoles, found in bubbling rapids.
See ideas for Birdwatching
Wildlife safaris
Ichingo's motor-boat trips along the Chobe and Zambezi rivers are excellent for birdlife and general river-based wildlife – and relaxed big game is also often seen from the waterfront of Chobe National Park.
See ideas for Wildlife safaris

Children

Attitude towards children

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Ichingo Chobe Lodge

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Giraffe

75% success

Wildebeest

67% success

Zebra

67% success

Sitatunga

33% success

Leopard

25% success

Lion

25% success

Aardvark

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Dangerous animals
Moderate Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

    Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

    Fishing

Extras

Disabled access

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