Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge, on Impalila Island in Namibia, a wonderful place to explore all that the Chobe offers. Positioned inbetween the four countries of Namibia, Botswana Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Ichingo River Lodge is on the Namibian side of the river, 100km upstream of Victoria Falls. It offers a tranquil secluded personalised lodge perfectly suited for families, couples or small groups ready to make the most of the very best of a beautiful African river safari.

Spend your days on beauty filled guided wildlife viewing experiences on the tender boat, watch the sunset, see the Chobe elephants splashing in the playfully in the river. Listen to the birds sing their African song. Watch the Take the Zambezi River excursion along the Kasai Channel, a small, beautiful waterway filled with a variety of birds, the occasional hippo and spectacular views of the Caprivi floodplains. Meander on the boat along the Chobe ending up in the famous Zambezi River. If fishing takes your fancy, enjoy the experience of catching, on a release basis, the Tiger-fish and Bream fish; certainly one of the most famous of African fish!

Guided Walks on Impalila Island give you a peek into the local life of inhabitants and shows off the beauty of the vicinity and is sure to astound you with the enormity of the Baobab trees. The end point of the walk is to the ancient (over 2000 years old) Baobab tree which the more energetic can climb up to see where Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet, and then see where the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers merge. On the day of your departure is a vehicle-based safari drive also included in the programme. The Chobe National Park is sure to enter your heart!

Accommodation is in eight spacious air-conditioned Meru safari-style tents, each beautifully created each with its own private balcony overlooking the picturesque Chobe rapids and each having an en-suite bathroom.

One larger family tent unit is available which is designed for a family with a double/twin be bed and up to four children sleeping on bunk beds and has two bathrooms.

The main Lodge includes a comfortable relaxing lounge, a welcoming homely bar and a separate open-air dining space. With large trees and flowing waters providing a secluded, personalized and calm environment in which to completely relax and enjoy a true African river experience.

Being located at the most Easterly tip of the Caprivi in Namibia, on Impalila Island just where the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers both merge creating an ideal spot for those wanting to visit the Chobe National Park or the Victoria Falls region.

Kasane is the nearest small town which is in Northern Botswana, close to where you will cross over the river to the Island, and Victoria Falls is 100 kilometres downstream. Kasane has a Barclays Bank, a First National Bank, a Stanbic and Standard Chartered Bank with ATM facility.

You will be collected from the Kasane Immigration office which is positioned on the Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana at a pre-designated time and will then be taken by tender boat via Namibian Immigration post on Impalila Island to the lodge which all adds to the excitement of arriving at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge!


  • Air Conditioning
  • Dining Room
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Viewing Deck
  • WIFI

Facilities Available at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

  • Hiking trails
  • Lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterhole for wildlife

More Information on Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Winter Fishing Special

All Inclusive Fishing Safari.

Experienced fishermen and novices alike are in for the fishing expedition of a lifetime in the world-renowned waters of the Chobe River region. Take advantage of superior fishing conditions in winter when the rivers are teeming with everything from African pike, tilapia, catfish and yellowfish to the legendary Tigerfish.

Our all-inclusive package takes care of every detail from authentic tented accommodation at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge to delicious dining including all meals, drinks, and refreshments. Expert fishing guides provide invaluable advice and a comprehensive selection of fishing rods, flies, lures and lines to help you land your biggest catch yet. Navigate the narrow waterways on a guided tender boat in search of the best fishing spots. And take advantage of a number of other exciting activities including scenic photographic and birding safaris, game viewing and a cultural village tour – all included in your stay.

Don’t let this winter fishing special be the one that got away!

3 nights at a rate of R11 600 per person sharing

Book your stay between 1 July and 30 September 2019.

Included in the rate:

Our package offers a variety of activities to choose from including:

  • Tiger and bream fishing with expert guides on fully equipped tender boats
  • Water-based game viewing on motorised tender boats
  • Birding and photographic safaris on tender boats
  • A cultural tour of a local village or walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree
  • A land-based game drive in the Chobe National Park on your day of departure
  • Deluxe accommodation at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge in one of our 8 air-conditioned Meru safari tents
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • All house wine, local beers, ciders, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on arrival and departure
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office and Namibia Immigration Office
  • Guided fishing with two anglers to one expert guide
  • Tender boat and fuel
  • Park levies and other fees
  • All fishing equipment including rods, flies, lures, lines, leaders and reels
  • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions both on the water and out
  • Chobe National Park game drive on day of departure

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for travel between 1 July and 30 September 2019
  • Minimum 2-night stay
  • Based on two adults sharing on a double-occupancy basis
  • Includes 15% Namibian VAT and 1% Namibian Tourism Levy
  • Not available in conjunction with another promotion and/or special rate
  • Subject to availability and to change without prior notification
  • Single supplement is applicable


SADC rates at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge for SADC passport holders.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine 
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats 
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village 
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • Road transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river 
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office


Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets & visa fees
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines) and gratuities (discretionary)  
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia or any of the nearby Kasane lodges  A land-based 4x4 game drive in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Community development levy (ZAR 70 per person per night).               
  • The Community Development Levy will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued. The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care and basic community services

Terms and Conditions:

  • SADC rates are only applicable to SADC passport holders
  • Subject to availability
  • A minimum of a 2 night stay is required. An exception to this is a 1 night stay in combination with the Chobe Princess or Zambezi Queen
  • Available rates and dates are subject to change at management discretion