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Ichobezi House Boat

Chobe & the North

Rating: Mid-range    Price from: £235 - £335 pp full board

Ichobezi House Boat overview

Ichobezi House Boats are two state of the art luxury safari boats moored at Impalila Island where the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers meet at the end of Namibia's Caprivi Strip. The boats have 4 spacious twin en-suite cabins for guest use, with sliding windows opening onto the water. Each room has a transparent mosquito screen. Each bedroom has an electricity supply.

Each boat has a plunge pool where guests can cool off. and chilled refreshments are always on hand. The onboard chef prepares fine African cuisine tailored to clients' needs.

Guests on the Ichobezi can enjoy a range of activities including game viewing from the comfort of the boat or from the 2 tenderboats, birding and fishing, cultural tours of local villages or simply relaxing on board the boat.

The boats are based at Ichingo River Lodge where you can also overnight.


Open: All year. 

Location: The houseboats are moored on the Chobe River. They cruise on both the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Guests for the houseboats will be met at Kasane by one of the small tender boats and check in at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge before being transferred to their houseboat. 

Rooms: Each houseboat has 4 twin cabins, with built-in storage space and en-suite facilities comprising a shower, hand basin and toilet. The cabins have large sliding windows offering wonderful views of the ever-changing scenery. 

Activities: Cruising on the Chobe River and Zambezi River, viewing animals, birds and scenery from the top deck. Guests can also try their hand at fishing. The Zambezi is known for its tiger fish and bream. It is also possible to take sunset cruises and bird watching trips in the tender boats that accompany the houseboat on the cruise. Guests can visit local fishing communities. 

Facilities: The houseboats are very similar in design. They have a top deck with a lounge and bar with comfy seating and a shaded area. The other part of the deck is open to the sky. There is also a small plunge pool on this deck. Each houseboat has dedicated tender boats. 

Dining: Meals are eaten communally on the dining deck. 

Children: Children of all ages are welcome on the houseboats.  

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There no land line on the island, but mobile reception may be possible with a Botswana sim card.

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