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Fishing Safari Special

Book your Fishing Safari at Ichingo Lodge and save 20% on your 4th night

Your all-inclusive stay, valued at R18 950 per person sharing includes:

– 4 Nights Accommodation

– Road and river transfers

– Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks

– Local beer & wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee

– Private boat and guide complete with a fully stocked cooler

– 25L of fuel daily

– Conventional fishing gear

– Daily riverboat safaris

Simply roll out of bed and step into your boat – your expert guide will be geared up and waiting, ready to navigate the vast network of waterways in search of optimal fishing conditions. With a fully fuelled boat, stocked cooler and the possibility of a trophy tigerfish ahead it’s the ultimate African freshwater fishing experience.

Valid for travel during peak season, 1 April through 31 August 2024. Applicable for new bookings from 1 March.


Our location

Nestled on the banks of Impalila Island, on the quieter Namibian waters of the Chobe River, Ichingo Lodge is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of the Zambezi River, the Chobe River and the interconnecting Kasai Channel with access to some of the best fishing conditions in the region.

Each year in the winter months of Southern Africa, the waters come alive as baitfish emerge from the floodplains and head for the main channels where hunting Tiger fish await and a feeding frenzy begins. This event heralds the arrival of our peak fishing season.

The most coveted prize in these waters is the Tigerfish, known for their ferocious strikes and challenging battles. They can weigh up to 20 lbs, but there are also several bream species, African Pike, catfish, and Zambezi Yellowfish that are highly valued catches. Plus, you don’t have to venture far to earn the prestigious Ichingo Lodge yellow buff – the ultimate fishing achievement. It’s important to mention that we’re dedicated to preserving the wilderness, which is why we strictly adhere to a catch-and-release policy.

Our guides

Our knowledgeable and experienced guides are on hand to ensure you get the very best from your fishing experience. Many of our guides have grown up in the region and are highly informed about local conditions. Rest assured you will have access to the best fishing our region has to offer.

    • Accommodation
    • All meals, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine
    • Guided water-based game viewing and birding
    • Guided water-based fishing (all fishing is strictly catch and release)*
    • Guided (non-professional) water-based photographic safari**
    • Guided cultural tour of a local village
    • Guided walks on Impalila Island, for Ichingo Chobe River Lodge guests only
    • Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River***
    • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office and Namibia Immigration Office located on the Namibian side of the Chobe River***

    * Subject to availability of fishing boats. Please note fishing excursions are limited to 1 tank of fuel per boat per day
    ** Subject to availability of the photographic boat
    *** When arriving at the Kasane and Namibian Immigration Offices guests need to fill in the required immigration forms to gain access and departure permission from the relevant authorities. This process can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete and needs to be considered in terms of timing and pre-planning.

    • Air tickets & visas
    • 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 4×4 game drive in Botswana’s Chobe National Park
    • Community development levy of R100 per person per night
    • If you plan to engage in fly fishing during your visit, we recommend bringing your own gear, as we do not provide fly fishing equipment
    • Valid for travel 1 April 2024 – 31 August 2024
    • Applicable for new bookings made from 1 March 2024.
    • Fishing Special rates are exclusively available to passport holders from the Southern African Development Community (SADC). To verify your country’s SADC membership status, please click here
    • All rates quoted are per person sharing.
    • Not available in conjunction with another promotion and/or special rate.
    • Minimum 4-night stay for the discount to be applied.
    • All accommodation will be subject to availability.
    • Please note fishing excursions are limited to 1 tank of fuel per boat per day.
    • Subject to availability and to change without prior notification.
    • Includes 15% Namibian VAT and 1% Namibian Tourism Levy.
    • 30% Single supplement is applicable.
    • Community development levies are applicable.
    • Ichingo Chobe River Lodge accommodates children of all ages
    • Children 0 to 3 years are accommodated on a complimentary basis when sharing with two adults
    • Children aged 4 to 12 will receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate
    • Children aged 13 and older are considered adults and will be charged the applicable adult rate
    • A 30% single supplement applies to single children
    • Ichingo Chobe River Lodge has 1 family tent which can accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children aged 12 and under. Family tent is subject to availability at time of booking
    • Please note that no babysitting services or separate activities are available for children


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