Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Stay on a secluded island on the Chobe River

Showcasing the beauty of the Chobe region, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge seamlessly blends stylish accommodation with memorable safari and fishing experiences for the whole family.

Welcome to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge, where your ultimate fishing adventure begins! Offering you an unbeatable all-inclusive getaway package and the ideal location to experience all that the Chobe has to offer.

Located on the Namibian side of the Chobe River, where it’s quieter, more secluded and personalised, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is ideal for fishermen, groups, or couples. Whether you’re visiting for the night or a week, you can enjoy catch-and-release fishing for the mighty tigerfish and many other popular species along the Chobe River, Kasai Channel or Zambezi River.

If you’re not into fishing or have friends and family joining you – there are plenty other activities available.

The region is renowned for its’ heard of elephant in the free roaming national parks surrounding the island. Your personal guide will pack a cooler, some snacks, and head out on a thrilling game cruise. Chances are, you will get as close as safely possible to any elephant, hippo, crocodile, water buffalo, lion, various buck species, and some cheeky baboons that head down to the river for a splash or drink of water.

Avid birders or early risers keen to head out on a morning birding cruise? You could spot some of the 450+ bird species. Our guides are all locals, with a plethora of knowledge and will spot interesting birdlife as you cruise up the Chobe River.

Want to learn about how the Impalila island community live? Or get involved in one of our many community initiatives? Go on a guided Impalila Island walk, get to know the locals and experience life on the island.

You are on holiday after all, you can decide how you want to spend your days. Kicking back and relaxing beside the pool, is a treat all in itself!

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What you can expect from your all-inclusive holiday at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

All Meals & Drinks Included

Experienced Local River guides

Angling Equipment & Fuel Included

Daily River Boat
Safaris

Spot some of the 450+ Bird Species

Unparalleled Photo
Opportunities

Stay at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Experience a one-of-a-kind tented lodge tucked beneath a canopy of trees.

Eight spacious, air-conditioned and tastefully appointed Meru-style safari tents offer peace and tranquillity, with your needs carefully considered. Inside the lodge you can find a quiet spot on one of the comfortable sofas, page through a book, relax at the pool or take in the view from the deck overlooking the flowing rapids of the Chobe River.

All tents boast a private balcony and seating area – a great place to relax.

Our renowned Kennedy’s Bar is the ideal venue to celebrate with friends or simply relax and enjoy a sun downer at the end of a busy day. Once you retire for the night there’s the romance of sleeping under canvas – drifting off to the sound of the river rushing by.

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Experiences & Activities

FISHING

Our Chobe fishing trips allow you to experience some of the best fishing Africa has to offer.

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GAME CRUISE

Venture out by tender boat to get an up close and personal game-viewing experience

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BIRDING

Enjoy birding safaris with knowledgeable expert guides and tender boat provided for exclusive use.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Experience unparalleled wildlife photography with silence, golden light, and unrestricted animal access.

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What People Are Saying

What a wonderful experience! Even got a tigerfish in March!! Kenedy and his team are great!
Louis Van Der Merwe
Louis Van Der Merwe
2023-03-23
Due to travel contingencies, we were able to spend one night at Ichingo before boarding the Chobe Princess. The hospitality was excellent, as was the food (we are both vegetarian). Seeing the 800 year-old baobab tree was a highlight of the area (we do not fish, so those main featured activities weren't for us). We requested a small boat morning safari, which was superb. Our tented room was comfortable, with a wonderful view of the river rapids below.
rick p
rick p
2023-02-10
Staff was friendly and kind. Food was delicious service was excellent. Water safari and fishing the best ever viewing and our guide Success was excellent. Will be coming back soon.
Sue-Ann Potgieter
Sue-Ann Potgieter
2022-11-07
Kennedy and his team made this a special 3 days. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and everything was done for us - service was faultless and the food extremely good. Just perfect.
andy jones
andy jones
2022-09-06
Again, the lodge didn't disappoint ! An awesome time surrounded by awesome staff and incredible scenery. It really is a privilege to visit this special place, nothing quite like it anywhere else on the planet.
Dave Oxenham
Dave Oxenham
2022-08-23
It was an awesome experience and the service was first class. We could not ask for better. All the arrangements went well and according to plan! It was like clockwork! The staff were very friendly and helpfull and the food was excellent and more than what we could eat. Nico took us fishing and no trouble was spared for me to land my tiger fish. Kennedy litterally welcomed us with open arms and was greeted by Melissa's friendly smile. They all are such an asset to the Company.
Deon Strydom
Deon Strydom
2022-03-22
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