Chobe National Park accommodation

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

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

Ichingo Chobe River 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
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • 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)
  • A vehicle based game drive in the Chobe National Park on the day of departure (minimum 2 night stay
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river


  • Air Tickets
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 65.00 per person per night)
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees



Child Policy:

  • Ichingo Chobe River Lodge accommodates children of all ages
  • Children aged 12 and under 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
  • Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is equipped with 1 family tent which can accommodate 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 12 and under.
  • Family tent is subject to availability at time of booking
  • Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities and/or menus are available for children

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

Check out: 10:00 am at Kasane immigration


 International Rates1 Jan 2018- 28 Feb 2019 1 Mar 2019 - 30 Nov 20191 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Per adult sharingR 4 950R 5 346R 4950
single adultR 6 435R 6 950R 6 435
per child 12 & underR 2 475R 2 673R 2 475
SADC Rates 1 Jan 2018- 28 Feb 20181 Mar 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Per adult sharingR 3 590R 3 877 R 2970
single adultR 4 667R 5 040 R 3861
per child 12 & underR 1 795R 1 939 R 1485