Chobe National Park accommodation

Ichingo Lodge

Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge
Ichingo Lodge

Ichingo Lodge


Ichingo Lodge

Ichingo Lodge is on Impalila Island on the Namibian side of the Chobe River. Access to the lodge is from Kasane Immigration where there is safe parking for your vehicles. Ichingo Lodge on Impalila island is very private and allows for a tranquil visit and stay next to the Chobe River.

Accommodation is provided in 8 Meru-Style safari tents. All the tents have en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks. Ichingo is the sister lodge to the Chobe Princess houseboats. Combining a few nights at the lodge with a few nights on one of the houseboat would be the perfect getaway.

To reach Ichingo you will have to get a boat transfer from Kasane Immigration. Luckily this is included in your stay. Ichingo is a water based lodge meaning that the lodge does not offer game drives as a scheduled activity. Activities that guests can expect are Boat cruises, guided village tours, birding, and fishing. Game drives can be arranged at an additional charge if guests request this.

Why visit Ichingo Lodge?

  • 8 Meru Style safari tents with en-suite bathrooms.
  • Private balcony overlooking the Chobe River.
  • All safari tents are on a deck out with a ceiling fan.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A seating area, safe, en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.
  • The tents have gauze windows and doors to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
  • Each party will have a private guide.
  • So you decide when you want to do the different activities.
  • Public areas include a lounge area.
  • Open air restaurant set under thatch and built over the river bank.
  • a swimming pool and bar area.
  • Activities on offer include.
  • Fishing all year round in both the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
  • Birding.
  • Game viewing by boat.
  • Guided walks on Impalila Island.
  • Village tours and visiting the huge baobab on Impalila Island.

This is a great rustic lodge.


  • Accommodation at Ichingo
  • Full board - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • all house wine, local beers, ciders, soft drinks, mineral water, tea & coffee
  • Activities and excursions including game viewing by tender boat, guided fishing, guided birding, guided walk on Impalila Island, visit to a local village
  • all fuel
  • all equipment hire - rights reserved to charge for lost / damaged equipment
  • all fishing licenses
  • road transfer- Kasane airport to Kasane immigration
  • boat transfers - Kasane immigration to Ichingo


  • visa costs for Namibia & Botswana
  • Alcoholic spirits including gin, rum, brandy, whisky, dessert wine & sparkling wine
  • personal travel insurance
  • 4x4 game drive in Chobe NP - can be arranged upon request
  • curio purchases at the local village
  • staff gratuities



Child Policy: 

  • only 1 child under 7 years can share with 2 adults in a tent
  • no special activities / menus for children.

Check in: 13:00 to 16:00 at Kasane immigration

Check out: 10:00 am at Kasane immigration


 International Rates 1 January - 31 March 2017 1 April - 31 December 2017
Per adult sharing USD 226  USD 320
single adult USD 294 USD 415
per child 12 & under USD 113 USD 160
SADC Rates  1 January - 31 March 2017 1 April - 31 December 2017
Per adult sharing ZAR 2 376 ZAR 3 340
single adult ZAR 3 088 ZAR 4 342
per child 12 & under ZAR 1 188 ZAR 1 670