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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Northern Namibia

Rating: Modest    

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge overview

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is situated at the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers on Impalila Island.

The lodge accommodates up to 18 people in 9 large, twin-bedded meru style luxury tents. All tents have en-suite bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the river. The central area has a dining room, lounge and bar areas all under thatch. There is a swimming pool and deck area where guests can relax.

The lodge offers game viewing by boat into neighbouring Chobe National Park, where guests can hope to see buffalo, giraffe, kudu, lechwe and impala. Mokoro rides, subject to river conditions, are also a good way to explore the waterways and observe the abundant birdlife. Guided nature walks and walks to local villages are also available. The area is also known for its fishing.

Ichingo also has two luxury house boats. Please refer to our page for Ichobezi.


Open: All year. 

Location: The lodge is set on the southern side of Impalila Island, at the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. The lodge is best reached by boat from Kasane or by road and/or boat transfers from Liviingstone airport. 

Rooms: 8 meru-style tents with private balconies and en-suite bathrooms. The tents overlook the river and are equipped with cupboards and tables. 

Activities: Game viewing by boat on the Chobe River. You are allocated your own guide and tender boat for the duration of your stay. Birding safaris – there are over 400 wetland and woodland species in the area. The lodge offers guided photographic safaris. This is also a good area for fishing, particularly for tiger fish. Guided walks and village visits can also be arranged. 

Facilities: The main lodge is built out over the river and houses the lounge, bar and dining area. All are under thatch, beneath large shady trees. There is a plunge pool and deck, by the waterfront. The lodge owners also have 2 luxury Ichobezi houseboats which can be combined with a stay at the lodge. 

Dining: Meals are eaten communally in the dining room or outdoors, often with lodge’s owners. 

Children: The camp accepts children of all ages. 

Health: This is a malarial area. 

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

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