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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge overlooks the Chobe River on Impalila Island in northeastern Namibia. Impalila Island is at the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. This is the spot where four countries meet, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Because of its position at the very eastern tip of the Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, Ichingo is considered to be both a Chobe and a Victoria Falls destination.

Ichingo is a luxury tented lodge with eight twin-bedded Meru tents. Each tent has thatched en-suite bathrooms and a balcony. All tents overlook the river, while the main lodge buildings extend out over the river itself. The thatched main area encompasses a lounge, bar, and dining room.

As the closest town to Ichingo Lodge is Kasane in Botswana, guests are collected from Kasane and enjoy a short boat ride across the river to the island. The lodge also operates two houseboats, “The Ichobezi Moli” and “Ichobezi Mukwae.” Each boat has a dining area, a bar, a plunge pool, an airy double cabin with en-suite shower, and large windows at water level. The crew of five includes a personal chef, all of whom will ensure your stay here is magical and all your needs are attended to. Cruise down the Chobe River in absolute luxury, sundowner in one hand, bird book in the other. If the sunset over the river does not rob you of adjectives, the rising moon and African starscape will!

The position of the lodge overlooking the Chobe River makes it convenient for guests to take a boat right into famous Chobe National Park. From the river, it is possible to view games approaching the water for a drink. These include elephant (for which the Chobe region is particularly famous), buffalo, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck, puku, lechwe, impala, and many others.

For keen anglers there is more than sixty miles of river channels to explore. These are the premier Tiger fishing waters in Africa! There are also a number of bream species here too, as well as catfish, African pike, and Upper Zambezi yellowfish. The lodge keeps high quality tackle for guest use, but feel free to bring your own rig. This is also a premier fly-fishing destination, and the excellent guides and boats can access rapids even in low water.

Birdwatching is a year-round pleasure as this region is home to over 400 bird species. September to March is the perfect time to encounter all the summer migrating species. Photographic safaris in the waterways and floodplains of Chobe National Park are extremely productive. The amazing diversity of wildlife and birdlife inhabiting the stunning scenery makes that perfect shot very likely.

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