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.
- 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
- Dining style
- Mixture of group dining and individual tables
- Dining locations
- Indoor and Outdoor Dining
- 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
- 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.
Health & safety
- Malarial protection recommended
- Dangerous animals
- Moderate Risk
- Fire safety
- Disabled access
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